BSiddle (3) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice malty nose with complex raisins and prunes. More of a Stron Ale style then belgium. Sweet finsih but a fav with a 7.4% alc punch...
BeerMe302 (2) - Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich, malty, full-bodied very complex beer. Uses 5 types of malt and has a deep ruby color. The palate has a malty sweetness with notes of caramel and other complex flavors.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 Draft at Blues, Brews and BBQ festival. Pours nut brown with some nice off-white head. Aroma of roasty nuts and caramel. Taste is the same. Medium body with a thick creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. I’d gladly drink this again.
ronaldtheriot (1443) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crown Valley Big Bison Ale has a thick, fizzy, cream-colored head, a murky, lighter, reddish-brown appearance, but with a brilliance, when the sunlight catches it, a thin lace sheeting, and racing bubble streams. The aroma is of rich, sweet, fruity, bread crust, some booze, brandy, and rock candy. Taste is of all those elements, with specifically fig, caramalized syrup, and a noticeable, but not harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick, and Crown Valley Big Bison Ale finishes semi-dry, dessert-like, and sip-able. Overall, this is a most excellent beer and another winner from the brewery. RJT
CStruck40 (1) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big and bold. Nice head the lasts through the beer in a proper glass.
Rich flavor with a good hoppy finish.
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rollinsr (413) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear amber with a bit of almond head. Aroma is strong and fruity with some sweet caramel notes. Plums and honey. I actually ended up just smelling this one for a good 5 minutes before I took a sip. The taste of this beer does not betray the aroma at all. This is a very sweet beer with many dark fruit notes. The sweetness tends to stick to the palate almost like a fig newton. This is a good beer but I don’t think I would be able to drink more than two of them because they are very sweet.
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good dubbel. Pours a fantastic amber red with a thick tan head. Not too much smell, a little bit of berries. Taste is great, quite malty, with banana and vanilla, and some plum. Refreshing finish. Very good!
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Bif (1617) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice off-white head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit including plum and raisin with a trace of spice. Also some roasted malt and hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor of plum and dark fruits. There is a bit of caramel sweetness and touch of spice. Medium body, smooth with a rich feel. There is a nice warming effect that goes well with the winter season. Interesting beer from a small regional brewer.
esquila (1) - - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very drinkable, I quite enjoyed this one. Not much aroma, but I was pleased with the taste. Received a few bottles as a gift.
thegreenrooster (3423) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark amber with a large tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with a helping of brown sugar. Flavor is lots of candi sugar and toffee with some more fruityness toward the end. Finish leaves a little roasted malt behind. I’m not sure about this being a dubble but its a decent Belgian ale made here in Missouri.