jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub, tastes more like an abbey dubbel with that caramel, raisin but still light body.. not the traditional belgian yeast profile which is nice to me a smooth mellow beer with very light carbonation
DrSilverworm (4065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Sample on tap. Clear brown color, minimal white head. Dark fruit - raisins, plums, cranberry. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Dry finish. Spicy, bitter taste. Very sweet, spicy, and a light alcohol taste. Cinammon, spice. Decent, but wasn’t a huge fan. My friend Blake also sampled it, he said it was nutty, like a brown ale, but stronger-tasting. 6 / 3 / 5 / 4 / 12
Re-rate 3/2/13: Taster at Jackie-Os. I’d completely forgotten that I sampled this last summer. This is probably from the same exact keg, too. Dark fruit, light nuttiness. Clear brown color. Minimal khaki head. Little lace. Bigger body. Light earthy hop. Mostly sweet. Light bitter. Light, light alcohol. Good complex abbey ale. Much more enjoyable in the winter than in the summer heat.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a minimal off-white head and spotty lacing. The aroma consists of caramel malt and fruits. Medium body with a slightly medicinal character and notes of dark fruit, caramel malt and yeast. The finish is fruity with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Tmoney99 (9640) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured on draft. Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Just some raisiny phenols reminiscent of what a figgy raisin vodka would emit. Taste is a little bland and faint. Some raisin and fig do come through, but it is just too faint. Kind of a neutral beer overall.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark Belgian style ale, from the tap. Poured a rich dark mahogany with a thick lasting tan head and foamy lacing. Heavy aroma of sugary plums, raspberries, and raisins. An earthy yeast scent is present as well as a hint of light coffee. Medium bodied with a gentle sweetness, this is extremely well balanced. Flavor is bursting with handfuls of dark fruits and candy sugars. A good combination of toasted nuts, brown sugar, figs and cereal compliment the other sweet flavors. This is a top notch Belgian Ale from the Cleveland area.