beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Various tastings - combined notes from draft and bottles. Hazy brown pour - decanted bottles were clear. Very fruity and bready aroma and flavors. Lots of figs and prunes to me. Malts were caramel molasses sweet, and matched well with spices and bready yeast. A bit peppery from the alcohol, and fairly warming. A very fine ber.
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
300 ml bottle. Deep, clear amber color with a nice head. Aromas were very fruity and bready. Sweet citrus and light cherry. Very sweet flavor as well, lots of caramel, more bright fruit. Strong alcohol flavor. Very smooth and malty throughout. Iím not sure if that bite is hops, or alcohol. Seems to be a decent amount of each. Very Good
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a reddish amber. large loose big bubble head. aroma of caramel and mayo. velvety richness on the palate. sweet spicy brew with hints of prunes malts and alcohol. pretty good.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber wuth a two finger thick beige head. Aroma of wood, citrus, fruit, belgian spices, very nice. Flavor is citrusy, carbonated, sweet, fruit, yeast, and a slight bitter hoppy bite for a finish. Good body, great brew.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber brown color with a very creamy smooth beige white head. Aroma is slightly acidic with plenty of spices present. Nutmeg,nuts,caramel and figs are present in scent. Carbonated flavor is very rich and spicy with nutmeg,caramel,figs,raisins, and fresh yeast present in taste. Alcohol is hidden well. Very good, not your everday beer, but a nice change of pace brew.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice brown ale spicy, nutty and dried fruit nites very full and rich a very nice beer one of my new favorite christmas beers. I was very surprised to find out that it had 12% alcohol it was so smooth.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Poured a cloudy amber color head was tall and lick and laced very well. The aroma was spices and malts. Flavor was the same. Not a complex beer but well done."
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with active carbonation and a rocky 1/2" head. Very fruity aroma. It makes me think of figs poached in vodka. Has some hints of mold. Strong and sweet. It definately has some floral notes. Green raisen and nail polish also. Heavy duty stuff.
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a super huge foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of strong caramel malt with some spices and sweet cherry. Dry raisins, figs and caramel are all well balance in this beer. Body is thinner then expected and alcohol is well hidden. Very good classic Belgian strong ale.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark amber-brown, nice bubbly head, decent lace. Aromas are malt, buttery nuts, roast pork, peat, smoke, molasses, honey, yeast and bread. Flavor is marvelous toasty sweet malt, with notes of fruit, spice and honey. High ABV makes it nicely warming but absent any alcohol harshness or spice in either the nose or the taste. Nice hop contribution, especially to the aftertaste, but not overly bitter in the mouth. Nice thick chewy texture.