BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Moth. Pours with a hazed brown hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are of brown sugar, plums, prunes, dark fruit, nutty, malty and earthy. Light alcohol aromas for the ABV. Flavors are of dates, dried plums, dark fruits, low chocolate, nutty, estery, a hint of roasty or pale chocolate malt. A touch of spice from somewhere (I am assuming phenols, but could be hops). Complex although slightly muddled yeast character. Medium bodied, balanced carbonation, somewhat warming.
swanmann (606) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s deep amber iced tea brown with ample, sustained tan foam. Aromas os some booze, raisin,danish. It’s nice and malty with just a touch of fruit, toasty bitterness and hoppy twang, nice Belgian yeast. Full flavored with medium mouthfeel and creamy carb. Really yummy with well hidden alcohol.
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with thick head. Aroma of dark fruits and dates, syrupy. Flavor is malty and sweet, a tad oily.
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fiveacestx (604) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - Pours dark amber/ruby with a thick head. Has a plum or raisin aroma and taste. Somewhat spicy on the finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Very deep amber, getting into brown territory, moderate to large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Has that distinct Belgian musty dark pitted fruit/bready nose.   Wow, had I smelled this blind I would say Belgian made and not American.   Very much Belgian like on the tongue.   Slight touch of alcohol, musty, has that sweet dark pitted fruit and rich breadiness on the tongue.   This is great!   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish.   This really came across as a really good Belgian style Dark Ale.   Wow!   Thanks Bill!
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a cream head. Sweet malts, dried fruits, light alcohol, and caramel. Easy palate, heavy caramel up front, dried fruits, super sweet finish.
mysticbrew (20) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the TapRoom from a bottle ....
Beautiful color of caramel with an off-white, light tar colored head. Nice, tight, creamy bubbles with a moderate retention .... fizzes out a little soon for the style. The aroma is malty with a hint of banana and caramel ... The fruitiness of flavor is a bit surprising after the smell, but it is quite enjoyable. A lovely finish of yeast and subtle hops ...
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bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, toasted grain, and brown sugar. Flavor of rum raisins, brown sugar, dates, and yeast.
drjay44 (2672) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. capped and waxed bottle. Pours a thick, gradually collapsing ivory head, with extensive Belgian Lacing over a slightly hazy amber brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is dried fruits, light spice, minimal hops......taste is slightly sweet to start, with brown sugar, dried fruits including fig, plum raisin, very light spice (allspice), hints of pepper, leading to a mildly sweet spicy (think spice cake) finish....mouth feel light of medium, slightly sticky, mild alcohol warmth, carbonation adds tingle, and cuts the sweetness with light acid. This is a pleasant beer with moderate complexity in both aromas and flavors. It is, unfortunately, for a Belgian Dark Strong Ale, a bit simple overall. It needs great depth from the malts, a different yeast, and perhaps a change of hops. It was technically well done, but needs a new ingredient list. BJCP 7/3/12/5/6
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown with dense foam. Aroma of Belgian yeast, brown sugar and figs. Taste is complex, dark and lightly sweet.
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a rich golden color with a small soapy white head. Notes of honey, grass, yeast, and bright hops.