monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent but forgettable dark. Pours a beautiful deep ruby red with a thin tan head. Not much smell, some dark fruit. Taste is mostly cherry, plum and strawberry and a bit of an empty finish. Had on tap at Bailys Taproom.
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badgerben (4886) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color with a thin head. Light aroma of dark cherry and molasses. Somewhat of a dark caramel and yeasty flavor. Hints of banana. Light body.
zoucrew102 (1414) - - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with notes of dark fruit and candi sugar. Pours deep amber colored with a thin tan head that has poor retention and lacing. Starts with sweet candi sugar and dark fruit flavors of plum and raisin. Finishes smooth with the spicy Belgian yeast coming through at the end to linger on the palate after each sip. Pretty nice Belgian.
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep purplish Amber hue with no head. Dark fruity nose full of plum and raisin, with a nice littl Trappist yeast tone. Full and boozy and dusty flavor from the Trappist yeast, the slightest bit of pepper, and a full plum and raisin flavor that’s semisweet and a touch boozy. Very faint orange zest whisper.
CObiased (331) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle - unique pour...mahogany color, clear, reddish hue and virtually no head. Big Belgian aroma with ripe fruit, clove, ripe banana, earth and maybe some bubblegum. Malt and yeast dominant flavors like more ripe fruit (cherry, plum, raisin, berry, banana), spice, sweet tea and caramel. No roastiness or hop presence.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours lightly hazy purple - nose of caramelized sugars, plums, raisin, phenols if clove, pepper, smoke- creamy texture, low carbonation - sweet, but not cloyingly so, with well-masked alcohol, and a light tartness and finishing earthy a spicy phenolic profile that balances the sweetness well - well-executed for an American rendition.
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Tin Bucket. Roasty nose, with plenty of spice, dark fruit, and very light fumes. Reddish/brown color, tan head, lots of carb rising. Caramel, roast malt, dark sugar, plums, raisins, and spice. Medium body. Alcohol is well hidden. Tasty ... but kind of muddled flavors. Just on the edge of cloying.
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Vaguely vinous aroma, flavor is very sweet with notes of wine and dark fruits.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1673 - #CBC2015 Beer 58 - Day 4 - On tap at Bailey’s Taproom w/ Ferris. Dark copper pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Taste is ripened pears, burnt sugar, hazelnut. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb and lovely.
Brentv (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at New Seasons in Beaverton, OR. Deep red brown with a small whitish head that completely disappeared and little lacing. Aroma and taste of dark fruits and candy and Belgian yeasts. Sweet. A little thin. Could have benefitted from a little hoppy bitterness. No more than medium body.