pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - decants a hazed deep brown with ruby highlights - 2 finger cap laces. Aroma is ripe with DMS (celery) turned me right off - flavour has promise but was ruined for me by the presence of cooked veggie tastes/aromas. I reserve judgement until I get a good sample.
hangunder (234) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet rum raisin, belgian yeast, herbal hops, prunes but smells rather light and unique. Hazy brown, pours very foamy with a long lasting off-white head. Tastes quite interesting, upfront sweet candi sugar, rum raisin like on the nose, finishes rather clean with a slightly herbal finish. Very sweet but manages to be not at all cloying. Fairly light bodied too and above average carbonation. Good to try, wonder what the cellar what do to this one.
VincentL (277) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellente. Presque rouge, beau col. Goût un peu fruité (prune), sucré, odeur un peu florale, Peu d’amertume mais goût riche. Texture soyeuse.
Spab (2421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky orangey brown with moderate-sized light tan head. Aroma is banana, wheat, dark fruit and spice. Flavour is roasty banana, wheat malt, raisin, prune and modest spiciness. Alcohol is quite subtle. Nice one.
solidfunk (4027) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant product. Especially after having some of the lesser beers by these guys recently - this one takes it back to what they do best. Amazing. Pours ruby red with great head and lacing. Prune, raisin, some apricot, sweet malt and some florals. Finishes light sweet without being a sugar bomb. Soft carbonation, booze very well hidden. Great balance. Texture is silky smooth. Bottle from Delires du Terroir.
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Natifest ’13. Poured clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt, yeast, herbal earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where surpassed with an above average for style brew.
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Bottle says 2009 on it. Totally hazy dark brown / red color. Thin khaki head. Spray of lace. Whoa, that nose. Very unique. Big plum candy, dark fruit, rose, interesting unique medley of spices that I can’t name. Incense? Some tobacco, some kind of herb that one might be inclined to burn for aromatics. Something floral, or medicinal about it? Really weird, herbal, spicy dark fruity aroma, so bizarre. Some caramel malt. Spicy taste, moderate bitter, minimal sweet. Just a light hint of alcohol warmth, it’s reasonably well hidden under the intense aroma. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish, and a big body. Definitely a big, flavorful beer, very unique flavor... But the flavor direction is one that I can’t really love personally, despite how odd and unusual it is.
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by me with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast and dark fruit that opens up to some balanced spice notes as it warms. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby with a light tan head and nice lace. Aroma of blackberries & Ribena. Surprisingly mild flavour, fruity and sweet. Low carbonation and moderately creamy body. Nice!
jdobbs (381) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper brown with some creamy white head. Nose f plum, cherry, candy sugar, tropical fruit, rum, fruit cake. Flavor is malty, candy sugar, cherry, a little grape jelly, tropical fruit, kiwi, light spice, dried apples, raisins. Full, sweet finish.