mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just disappointed. Really have nothing to say except I thought these two breweries would come up with a good concoction. Skip this one if you have never had a Dogfish Head or 3 Floyds beer.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light yellow/golden color. Nice layer of white foamy head.
Aroma is a bit funky, but the flavor is much more enjoyable. Some nice peppery/spicy notes really shine through here.
Maybe slightly more syrupy then I’d prefer, but not too bad. Definitely very drinkable.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.4 oz bottle. Two of my famous breweries combined for one beer, although I’m a little puzzled by the other ratings low numbers.. Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a tiny white head that dissipates immediately. Smells of brandy, a lot of dried fruits, what I’m guessing is cardamom, and an alcohol aroma. Tastes of dried fruits (grapes), some brandy hints, with a bit of an alcohol warming to it near the end. Got some bite to it, but reminds me of a wine, not a beer. Not bad, though I understand the lower ratings.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by markwise, danka. Unique in flavor this wasn’t as hearty as I was expecting given the ABV and the belgian nature. Has a lot of stuff going on and I’d imagine it’d age well. Thumbs up.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Roman’s. Pours clear/golden. Aroma is slightly astringent, reminds of mouthwash or Vick’s or something. Flavor is not too far off, but more reminiscent of black licorice/anise. Not a huge fan of this one, although this was a cool idea.
HoppyAlesToYou (167) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overly cardamom on the nose, which masks any other scents. A sip does reveal the slight brandy and sweet funky Belgian yeast notes, but it is all muted by the damn cardamom. Perhaps some age would help, but I’m not willing to gamble.
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My least favorite fff ever. I liked the aroma and this is a very different beer. But it has a powerful taste that I just found as "Off"
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours golden with a nice white head. Smells of sweet spice, apple pie like. Tastes sweet, and spicy, hides the alcohol well
RLiddell (100) - Valrico, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750ml. bomber. Appearance is a cloudy, golden color with loads of suspended particles, topped with an off-white head. The nose hits with the aroma of cardamom and sour apples. Taste follows the nose, cardamom up front, sour apples and berries in the background. Finishes moderately dry with the alcohol. Ver nice!
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting beer. Can taste the belgian funk. Finishes with an intense sweetness that is definitely different.