mabel (8537) - 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 (4832) - 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 (4096) - 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 (1836) - 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 (4116) - 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 (1537) - 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 (11274) - 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 (8390) - 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.