vikingguy (692) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown with orange highlights. Dark fruit on the nose. Rich Belgian malts, very sweet. Candied sugar and dark fruit. Moderate bitterness. Overall, rich, malty, sweet, bitter and fruity. Nice!
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Xenon (48) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown color with almost no head at all. The brown sugar is really obvious alongside more syrupy licorice malt smell. I didn’t realize this beer’s name was a pun until after I bought it and read the label. Good thing the raisin flavor isn’t that strong because I hate raisins, but it adds just enough sour flavor to be enjoyable, followed by some sweetness. A little more bitter than I had expected at the end, and hop character is apparent, but outshined by the malts. I would buy again, but only if other DFH brews aren’t around.
lesifflebiere (852) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cuivrée rouge avec une effervescence à l’apparence nulle, elle est parfaitement limpide et dévoile des notes de raisins, de boisé et de malts cuits. En bouche, raisin, pommes et autres fruits capiteux ; pas réellement complexe, elle est cependant savoureuse, les fruits confits se présentant en finale de gorgée. Une prise intéressante sur un genre un peu ignoré, elle est cependant assez simple, et les malts la définissent peut-être un peu trop. Somme toute, une très bonne bière qui frôle l’excellence sans l’atteindre.
NeoHippie2 (632) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, yeast, and malts. Flavors of dark fruit, caramel, and molasses with the raisins coming through in the finish. Very complex. Pretty tasty, I’d be curious to see how this aged.
Dan269605 (136) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Clear mahogany brown with slight hints of red. Thick khaki colored head. Aroma is huge, banana, raisin, date, brown sugar, caramel, candy, a little booze. Taste is almost too sweet but not necessarily bad. If I were looking for something with less hops, I might go to this, but over time I’m liking it less and less due to the sugary sweetness.
fezzy (61) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, clean belgian yeast taste, but not backed by the deep, full flavor I’d expect out of a really good belgian strong ale. Good carmel malt backbone and dark fruit, but a rather wan dark fruit, tinged with phenol and a light bitterness/acidity that doesn’t seem to come from hopping. Easy on the palate, but not the scrumptious, complex beer I was hoping for. Dogfish Head has many better offerings.
SaintDoyle (7) - NORMAN, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting fruity taste. The raisons really pop out. This is just a bit more carbonated than I prefer, but then most Belgians are.
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a cold bottle. reddish brown color, nice white head, good lacing. Raisin and malt aroma. Lots of flavor, sharp fruit and alcohol taste.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good pour and head from the bottle. Slight sour taste overall bit cleans the palate nicely. Solid standard that meets expectations.
Miked1687 (465) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Poured into glass, deep mahogany with a thick bone white, almost khaki head. Nose is raisin, malt, yeast, bananas. Taste is malty and nutty, a bit deep and dark fruit. Boozier warming finish, more than expected.