bax (1029) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 13/01-2014) medium beige head, clear dark amber color, raisin aroma, soft co2, slightly bitter, full body, complex fruity raisin taste.
AKORN (79) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with very little head. Canít explain the aroma. Sweet, maybe a bit of raisin and spices, some bitter and caramel after taste. Definitely a distinct Belgian taste thrown in the mix. Pretty good. Heard it was being fazed out for Namaste or maybe just on tap? Good beer, but will not shed a tear if I never see you again.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, red candied apples, some spices and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some raisins, grapes, caramel, red apples, alcohol and red fruits.Medium body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (6237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Eberndt (126) - - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful dark color. Nice and warming. Flavor is quite complex with notes of raisins and spice.
Rperez (91) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A complex yet easy drinking beer with a sneaky 8% alcohol content. Great red amber color with subtle notes of wood and candy. I will buy this beer again!
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12ozProphet (8) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
DFH makes some really great stuff. The 90 minute is one of my favorite IPAs. The Raison isnít quite as up to par, but itís far from bad, and itís definitely unique. Pours a dark amber with a 1 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly. Great raisin and dark fruit scents, with just a hint of booziness. Taste is much of the same, with the ABV being very well hidden. Be careful with this one. Would definitely drink this again, but wouldnít necessarily seek it out.
TattooJack (49) - - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought about 3 cases of this beer in 2013, it was kind of my "go to" when I wasnít looking to spend time looking for something new and wanted to get in and out of the store. To say this beer is complex is an understatement because It doesnít have any comparable. Its nice and dark, sweet, strong, easy drinking & smooth. It has many of the characteristics I like about many different beers all rolled into one. The 8% is hard to believe until I am opening the 6th bottle. Itís sneaky Great!!
mstrcrwly (144) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into tumbler..nice burgundy color with decent head..complex aroma..taste was altogether different..maybe the yeast, beet sugar or green raisins but this was disappointing..have had other Belgian strong ales and this one didnít come close to those..just didnít do it for me.
belgis (57) - LATVIA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Have to say ingredients sounded impresive, but the taste is a bit...well simple.medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,