packers188 (8) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biere de couleure brune, legere dentele
Au nez, alcool et sucr dorge
Froide on goute lacool mais temperature piexe on goute les saveurs caramel et epice
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bodied, stable small head. Sweet sticky and lightly fermenting fruity, brown malts, sticky rich yeast. Rich and sweet, according to the Belgian dark ale standards yet with a slightly less sugary appeal. Brown sugar taste, bit cloying but quite nice. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to SlovakSniper. Red-brown pour with a small creamy beige head and good retention. Nose is malty, red fruits with spices, yeasty and bready notes. Flavour is dried fruits, yeast and malts. Full flavour, very smooth, well balanced and finishes dry. Impressive.
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is dark fruit, spice, yeast, and malt. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Very nice.
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5oz bottle: Bought this a couple of weeks ago, but it appears from the label this may have been made in 2010 (4 years ago). It pours an opaque brown color. There was a very small off white head that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. The aroma is good. I get a little tartness (possible brett) on top. Perhaps some cherry, banana, yeastiness, raisin, caramel and others. Seems like every time you take a whiff you pick up something else. The taste is good. I was afraid that it might be bad from a whiff of brett in the aroma, but it is not the case. A very complex taste. Very full bodied, lots of malts but only a subdued sweetness. Caramel, bready, chocolate, some spices and fruits in the background. Complex and nice. No hint of the alcohol. I would definitely buy it again!
WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Nose is not much alc, wood, heavy malt, some dark fruit, more malt--and-yeast-derived light fruit. Flavour has a lot of the latter more than dark fruit, spices in the background. A well made light fruit abt with little alcohol flavour by the time it reached my lips. Good stuff, abts often cross over toward "too much", same as Heavy Metal just doesn’t seem like hard music just a bunch of posers, but this one struck a balance. It’s weird when you’re pulling the average down when you actually enjoyed it, but that’s the way it goes.
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep brown pour. Figs and dark fruits. Candy sugars. Pretty nice little beer.
AndrewsCheese (9) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is definitely not a beer for everybody but I like ’em strong and malty. Prepare from some beautiful, dark aromas of toffee, caramel, rum, and raisins. You will absolutely get a big nostril burn from the booze on this one. The flavor doesn’t disappoint. Sugar cane, rum, and booze, booze, booze! One of my first choices for a fireside beer. You can’t drink it too fast, it kicks back.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, with good head lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol. Hints of clove and cinnamon in the taste. Interesting beer!
Beerhunter111 (7096) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, überreife Früchte, Karamell, alkoholisch.