jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear brown with decent, creamy, beige head / Nose of banana, chocolate, cinnamon, and other baking spice / Medium body, creamy, a touch thin with low carbonation, sweet but with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of banana, semisweet chocolate, cinnamon, clove, star anise / Nicely done, but has a dessert in a glass character which would make it difficult to have more than just one.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/6/2014. 750ml. bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Light spicy flavors with a nice sweetness. Good balance.
Thewade (261) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to rate considering bottle was 3.5 years old. It actually stands up pretty well. Molasses was subtle, and very little oxidation occurred from what I could tell. Nice brew.
Howlader (392) - - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. Very good Belgian style beer.
boxofrane (1847) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a medium sized brownish head. The aroma has brown sugar, cinnamon, some licorice, and maybe a bit of banana. The taste has some drk fruit, a lot of brown sugar, a bit of banana, and slight spiciness. Solid.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Oxford tasting Nov ’12.
Pours a reddish amber, clear with a large head. Fruity aroma, with molasses and dark bread. Yeasty flavor, with raisin and other dark fruit tending towards sweet , finishes with licorice and light sweetness.
gschrade (425) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brownish-red with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again.
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RickTStiles (655) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit weak but has notes of cherry cobbler. Taste is subtle with notes of cherry, licorice and yeast. Finish is bitter and earthy.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle and shared it is a muddy brown with an ecrue head
the aroma is rather yeasty and spicy. The taste isinteredting it starts rather sweet then lingers on the palate with z bitter sweet finish. The taste is of cardamom and dome maltiness
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy brownish amber with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and cinnamon. Flavors herbal flavors with a touch of licorice. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, crisp and effervescent finish.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (best by date of 5/2013)
Aroma: Dark fruit, caramel, hints of spices
Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish tint. Nice fine white head.
Taste: Dark fruit, slight sweetness
Palate: Medium, lively mouthfeel. Warming mouthfeel and finish. Rich, but stops short of chewy.
Overall: Gains some complexity as it warms, but still a tad one-dimensional.