Brewed by Dubuisson
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pipaix, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Aging in oak barrels for 6 months gives this beer an uncommon smoothness and richness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Southern Comfort ala mode. Creamy frothy version that is with a full body and a long warm finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Matta via a combined trade with Styles. Aromas of apple, cocunut, cream, yeast, vanilla, and light bourbon. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Decent lacing. Flavor is sweet up front with a combination of Apple, cocunut, vanilla, and light yeast. Finish is warming with a nice bourbon presence, but it’s not overdone. Mouthfeel is a touch fizzy but manages to come across creamy as well. Someone mentioned that it had a Southern Comfort quality to it, and I can see that as well. Very nice beer, but probably the one and only time I’ll ever drink this as the cost is very high.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Thanks Styles and Pailhead for the bottle, tasted at the Labor Day gathering:

Cloudy orange and amber hue with a small head and good lace. The aroma had notes of rye whisky and oak with some coconut, butterscotch, floral and grassy hops. Nicely complex esters indeed! The taste was a let down all things considered. A sharp oaky bite with some acidic fruits and a lot of earthy undertones. It finished vinous with vanilla and rye tones. The feel is fizzy and yet lush, very warming and phenolic. This is quite nice but not a top beer for me. Still I would say that you should try it if given the chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Smelled like a good scotch or bourbon. Poured orangish yellow. Taste was so smooth, like drinking bourbon without the burn. Oakey, some caramel, sweeet and a little alcohol flavor. For having a strong flavor it was still pretty delicate. Felt privlaged to be able to taste it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2005
RBSG 05. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a small head and high carbonation. An earthy and somewhat herbal aroma with some oak and spice in there as well. Nice light malt profile with lots of spice, phenols, more wood, and a hint of citrus in the end. The high carbonation helps the mouthfeel in this one. Modearelty sweet finish and some hot alcohol in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2005
75 cL bottle from Jeremy!! THANKS!!!!!! It is an orange/amber color with not much of a head and not much lacing. Aroma you ask? WOOD! Lots of woody characters. The flavor? WOOD. Plus some alcohol, vanilla, malt. Not much hop character and it’s somewhat dry. It has English beer characteristics and I’d like some more malt to balance but it’s still an incredible beer. Score a bottle if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 RBSG ’05 - interesting aroma, wood, yeast, brown sugar and latex coming from a cloudy golden brown pour. flavors matched the aromas and were very well put together. the aftertaste was tangy and had a lot of carbonation feel on the tounge. no hint of the abv. maybe i was expecting more, but i wasnt overwhelmed by this. RERATE: a bottle shared as a christmas gift by Firemoose15, sampled under a much better set of conditions, and in much greater quantity (half a bottle). my original profile is still the same, just much more pronounced flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Has "woody" been used yet? While I did thoroughly enjoyed this, it did not quite reach the expected heights anticipated by the name nor did it match the beauty of the bottle. Okay, perhaps it was more spectacular than the bottle, but I hate having my sights set so high even when I know the potential for having it all shattered. Back to the beer - the woodiness mentioned definitely mingled pleasantly with all else - caramel and nuts and perhaps figs with an oxidation present that was not detrimental.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2005
Orange colour, low dissapearing head. Complex aroma of oranges, cognac, cherries, pineneedles, alcohol and wood. Flavour of oranges, wood, marmelade, wood and aalcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Long sweet aftertaste of honey and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Pours orange/amber, with a fairly large head. Aromas are fruit, grapes, malt, sugar, and some yeast. Flavors are fruit, sugar, malt, yeast, and alcohol. Alcohol isn’t hidden in the medium to heavy body. A little bitter at the end. Thanks to footbalm for this one.

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