thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Publick House, Brookline, MA. Pours a nice dark reddish brown with nice carbonation bubbles making their way to the top of the glass. The aroma was mostly a mixture of fruit, caramel, and sugar. The flavor is largely dark fruit with some sweet sugar notes toward the end. Alcohol and yeast somewhat noticeable. A good drinking beer, but nothing otherworldly.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a tulip. This beer poured a dark brown color with some amber highlights showing up around the edges of the glass. There was quite a bit of visible carbonation dancing up the sides of the glass. The head was a thick, fizzy, tan color, and it slowly faded. Some uneven lacing was left around the glass. The aroma consisted of dark fruits, yeast, sweet caramel malt, and some faint alcohol notes. The flavor was dark fruit, very sweet caramel, apple, and some bready yeast notes. The mouthfeel was slightly dry and medium-bodied. Overall, this was a very enjoyable beer. Nothing amazing, just a good, balanced beer. Worth a try.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with nice tan head. Smells of raisin, spice, and melon. Med body. Actually a little underwhelming as far as taste. Finishes of smooth toffee.
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dar4k amber witha huge sandy colored head. ots of dark malts and pitted fruits. raisons and dates but not so sweet. Flavor was carmel and that funky belgian yeast. Nice smooth palate and very lively carbonation.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber/brown in color, full frothy head. Nose is sweet malts, raisins, dried fruit with hints of mocha and alcohol. Medium, almost full in body but smooth and creamy. Alcohol in the nose does not translate into alcohol on the tongue. No bite which really allows the flavors and aromas to dominate. A very good belgian.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Remember this being raw and rather harsh. An "ugh" reaction upon swallow... not something I would search out again . . .
jm1907 (18) - P=Town, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I keep buying it, drinking it, and remembering that I donít like it. Too syrupy. Makes me want to stop drinking and go to sleep. Maybe that is where they get the name. If it wasnít in a fancy botle with cool psychadelic art I donít think it would even be considered on a "good" beer list.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
hmm...not brown / red as people say. Tap, cloudy, pale yellow. Skunky, dry banana, strong yeast aroma. Sour, sweet, ...not great. tastes like lots of stuff I donít like. black licorish....citricy, acidic. A little bubblegum. weird.
teebeer (24) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown/red murky color with huge head. Aroma is malts and alcohol. Interesting taste. I taste alcohol, tobbacco and apricots- or some fruit along that line. Strong, but pleasant alcohol flavor. Kind of like eating, smoking, and drinking all at once. A very drinkable ale; not my favorite, but definatly worth trying.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle into a duvel tulip) Aroma of sweet malts, ethanol and apricots. Pours a cloudy mahogany with dirty white head. Fizzy with a shallow finish. Notes of ethanol and sugar cookies. Not too shabby.