Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Glass of fantastic, sweet ripe fruits, malty goodness. Honey, Vanilla, cinnamon. Thick and refreshing. A great beer to compliment a meal or to drink on it;s own. I see myself always having a bottle on hand. Sunset Corners in Miami.
robinvboyer (3391) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of ripe fruits,honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and some floral hops. Flavor is sharp, on the hops, with more spice than the aroma Corriander, and cinnamon come thorugh with some cloves. Interesting, and quite complex.
kassner (1408) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my son in baltimore. Nice belgian type, citrus is not that noticeable. very slighty cloudy dark amber. sufficient complex tastes, some toasted notes and caramel. nice finish
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Corked and caged. Poured a medium and cloudy brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, chocolate, spiciness, chocolate, and roastiness. Tastes of chocolate, candi sugar, honey sweentness, chocolate, caramel, spices, and some dark fruitiness. Alcohol content well hidden.
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black coloured. Off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is roasted, moderate yeasty. Pepper. Flavor is moderate sette, finish moderate bitter. Long duration. Syrupy texture. Alcohol.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Subdued aroma of Belgian yeast, burnt candy sugar, and toffee-ish dark malt. The beer really pops on the palate. The malt drives the flavor, which feels a bit like a strong Belgian-tinted ESB. The honey is noticeable, as is the orange peel. The 9% alcohol is not. Very easy to drink. Rich, creamy mouthfeel.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Ian. Pours a nice dark brown with a frothy tan head. Tart candi apple aroma. Sweet malt bitter, caramel and dark fruit taste with a surprisingly nice kick. Solid offering from Brooklyn.
Quevillon (2605) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bu au Mondial 09, le 3 juin (#3). Brune noisette, petit collet. Arome très épicé et sucré, avec de l’avoine malté crèmeux. Goût plutôt céréal avec des petits fruits sûrettes, malte sec. Très bien mais pas comme Local 1!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 3/14/2009 Source:Other) Belgian yeast character with a roasty grainy maltyness. Dark almost opaque with a small fine white head. Roasty with honey and caramel sweetness, and peppery yeast character. Light body with high carbonation. Finish is medium lightly fruity, with a light spicy residual bitterness.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #3038: I was about to rate this beer poorly, until I realized it was a Belgian Strong. Aroma is nice, just as advertised on the bottle: dark sugars and fruits, yeast and malt. Great color, very deep red and brown tones, off white thick head. First taste reveals the fruits though they are very dark, cooked. No citrus to speak of as the label suggests, but dark and bitter chocolate is available. Very high carbonation that scrubs away the taste, leaving the alcohol finish. Good for the style, maybe just not my style.