Tmoney99 (8777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, yeast and vanilla wood and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a reddish brown color with a white head. The aroma was spicy chocolate wheat, banana and cocoa. The taste was similar as the aroma but very spicy and tons of chocolate banana. Very well done.
nuplastikk (3276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dexters. Nice brown burgundy color, unfiltered, thick. Steady thin beige head. Hmm..almost like a Belgo-American Dunkelweizen. Pleasant brown chocolate tones. Lots of clove spice action too. Quite complex and moderately sessionable . A quality, unique beer. Dubbel Weizen. Quite nice.
Menkros (36) - - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark brown. Can't see through. Smells of bourbon and vanilla bean. Alcohol bite up front, roasted malts throughout. Sipping beer. Very thick no head.
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madvike (2077) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brickhouse BBQ - Pours deep mahogany with a thin white head. Nose is spicy cloves, dark bread, with some banana notes. Taste is a nice chocolate banana with medium spicing and a long, bready finish. A bit of warmth. Smooth and pretty big, fluffy body.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finishing up the night at Brickhouse I got a couple of new Central Waters releases. I think people who live up in the Chicago area are lucky to be able to get this on tap most of the time. Central Waters didn’t hit it out of the park but this is at least a ground rule double.
Aroma / Appearance - Ruby red with an internal warmth the mix of cherries and chocolate has a gentle feel. The Belgian influences are evident without overwhelming it.
Flavor / Palate - Black cherries, caramel, and malt carry into a mellow finish. The oakiness is just enough to provide a contrast to the other flavors. If I would have had more time I might have enjoyed a full pour.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small pour on tap at Brickhouse BBQ (Madison, WI). Pours a richer deep brownish hue, darker with firm haziness, richer with a bit of glow. A bit of ruby on the edges, some frothy tannish head dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are banana, cocoa, some carmelization. Toffee, toast, and biscuits. Some more banana and cocoa asser itself, good all around. Initial is medium bodied, a richer cocoa feel, roasty and earthy, dry cacao, toasty and a bit biscuity. Brown sugar and richer banana ester come on with some good flavors, gentle coffee and roasty malts. Some good flavors, banana, a touch of cherry. Cocoa, roast, and biscuits. Wheat, touches of toffee. Richer banana ester. Finish is a bit roasty, a touch acrid, dry and roasty. Bits of cocoa, Tootsie Rolls, and banana bread. Pretty nice beer.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Murky mahogany with a thin tan head that sticks. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, fruity yeast and a hint of alcohol. Taste is hot and sweet with tannins, brown sugar, heavy malt, candi sugar and some dark fruits. Sweet throughout with warming on the back end.
crossovert (4558) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Had it alongside the BA version. It seemed a bit muddled for the style. And a bit weak in all flavor departments.
Markm2151 (241) - toledo, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Tan head, good head duration, good lacing. Complex malt aroma. Complex flavor, slight roasted malt very light hops. Can’t even tell its 9.0%, excellent beer.