Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The cork might still be flying and the bottle would still be gushing. Probably lost 4 oz of this. Murky brown, puddle water appearance. The nose shows some yeasty notes and some esters. Medium to full bodied, with prickly carbonation. The carbo offsets some of the pit fruit flavors and this shows some mushroom notes on the finish.
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep sienna color with four fingers of white tight bubbled foam. The nose is rustic with spicy grain, roasted caramel, cured meat, pine tar and some yeasty esters. On the palate it follows the nose nicely with a great balance between round sweet malt, bitter hop presence and a lot of complexity in between. Peppercorn, rye, chocolate, pine, grass, cola.. interesting and unique !
suedehead288 (246) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013.11 - fles 37cl - kurk raakt net niet het plafond - beige schuimkraag, bruin bier met ietwat oranje glans, vrij helder - neus : mout, caramel en rozijntjes - mond : mout, caramel, beetje zoet
bigguns22 (525) - Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber nice bubbly tan head. Aroma is yeast,hops and a little sweet. Flavor is smooth,yeast,dark fruits and hops.
JefVerstraete (663) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Medium sweet with medium bitter finish. OK beer, nothing special.
Ernest (5863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, light brown, fully lasting.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, toasted grain/bread, husks, caramel), with notes of dish rag, dirt, walnuts, lemon juice, bubble gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Nice head retention and mouthfeel, but itís a strange mix of odors and the aftertaste isnít particularly clean. Hard to imagine how the Stillwater Bronze Age ended up being so good, because this and the Blond are very disappointing in comparison.
erickok (2806) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown and small grey beige head. Dusty, dry wood, dark malts, very mild hop and classic appeal. Also old fashioned though, unfortunately. Light bitter, without much character. Fancy bottle is really overdoing it. Nothing special. (375ml bottle from Dranken Geers)
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Aspen picked up at Wilburís Foco. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Nutty, toasted malty, light chocolate, caramel, a bit earthy aroma. High carbonation. Somewhat acidic, cocoa, caramel, a bit fruity, slightly sweet flavor. Not bad but not as the blonde.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with fine tan head, settles quickly with no lacing. Aroma is sweet, strong fruitiness, grape, plum, mild alcohol. Flavor is sweet, plum, grape, fruity up front fading into a mild malt finish. Sweet and fruity but not particularly unique or memorable. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture. A decent belgian ale.
conway (896) - - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby tints and a thick off white head. Aroma is fruity and nutty. Taste is an awesome chocolate and coffee combo but without much depth outside of that. Mouthfeel is pretty average with a strong carb. This one is tasty but a little weird.
NikkTwist (1232) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monks. Hazy brown pour. Pretty much just a classic brown ale. Malty grains. Sweet, but not overly so (not like Newcastle). Light nut flavors as well. Not bad for what it is. Unpretentious.