Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: dark amber – light brown , clean with mid fine top.
Nose: Soft creamy character , some roasted darker malts , hoppy , slightly vinous.
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , clean feel of alcohol on sides. Malty ,yeasty feel. Fairly drinkable , velvety ale.
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Slow but persistent gusher that eventually reveals a tan head atop a dark brown body. Nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin/fig, caramel, some alcohol, light orange peel, yeast. Taste is sweet, raisin/fig/prune, caramel, some chocolate, orange, light molasses, honey. Alcohol present and warming, not off-putting. Medium-full body, some effervescence. Evocative of a Quad.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2203-20090530] Bottle. Mild fruity hops aroma with some graininess. Slightly hazy, dark wine red body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy fruity hop malt flavour. Medium body is boozy. Surprisingly bland.
(from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo, NY; w/ jerc, others)
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, opens to a loud pop. Pours with a huge foamy off white head. Color of beer is a deep chestnut brown. Aroma of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, orange, honey sweet nose, flowers, pepper, clove and light fresh hops. Flavor of toffee, dark fruits, Belgian yeast esters, nuts, fruity and peppery, orange and floral honey. Dry mouthfeel.
nearbeer (4608) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 750 ml. Dark brown with a lasting half inch of creamy foam. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, yeasty bread dough and musty light fruit. Flavor is dark fruit and toffee with some light toast. Medium body is tingly and dryish.
IrishBoy (4060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from mcbackus! Cloudy dark brown with a huge (2"), glass lacing, beige head. Nose of flowery hops, light oranges, and a hint of toffee, not a really potent aroma. Flavor is lightly bitter and the orange peel very apparent. Mild sweetness and yeast notes are there too along with minor pepperiness. Finish has light bitterness and a tiny hint of the alcohol. Does not have the big aroma and flavors of most BSAs, everything is kind of muted. Kind of a BSA Light, nothing there to excite me!
Rustyham (1825) - 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 (3873) - 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 (1505) - 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 (10731) - 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.