Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.5L. Pours a bruin body with a mostly white head. Scant lacing. Cherry and metal pennies. Faded hop tones. Light spices cinnamon and nutmeg. Figs and weizen like fruit tones. Odd and messy.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Joe’s ridiculous going away party tasting. Sweet fruit and sugar, mostly brown sugar, on the nose. Caramel, tangy sweet. Lots of sweet caramel and some faint musk. Sweet caramel, roast on the finish. Interesting.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is a ton of sweet malty barleywine smell with some caramel notes. The dark almost black wheat color has a bubbly tan head. The flavors are sweet malt almost wheat wine in flavor with very little funk from the farmhouse yeast. The body is thick like a Belgian Strong as it is also considered. Very good overall.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Joe’s: Brown pour with a malty/nutty and spicy/nutmeg aroma. Odd flavor. Slightly astringent- malty husk notes and toasted Christmas spices. Quite nutty as well. Hazelnut like. Unique.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is all over the place, with spicy pepper, mollasses, bright vegetal character. Incredible yeast complexity. Wacky, wheaty, milky palate, all over the place bit in a good way. Very different.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with garnet edges topped by a thin khaki head. Smells similar to some of the finest trappist quadrupels. Spicy, cherry, dark fruit, and woody esters. Taste is similar but a bit spicier than the nose. Full mouthfeel with stinging carbonation and a bit of an alcohol burn. Quite a tasty beverage!
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark ruby with a thin creamy head. Smells of sour cherries, candied brown sugar, and caramel malts. Loads of sweet malts assault my nose. Loads of sweet candied sugars on the palate with a bit of cherry. The finish is rather long and very sweet. In fact, its a bit too finish.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flip top bottle thanks to aliendan. Pours opaque brown, thin off white head. Aroma is malty, sour, and tangy. Flavor is super tangy sweet: chewy caramel and molasses, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, dried fruit. This beer is nicely spiced and has a decent body, but it’s a little too sweet for my palate.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L swingtop, thanks mikeyv for sharing! Pours a dark brown hue with a tan khaki head. Aroma is a bit on the malty side and sweet with a nice dark cherry and plum note. Follows up malty on the entry with a little sweetness, not much carbonation to the finish but enjoyable dates and figs flavors.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, malt, slight chocolate, dark ripe fruit, figs, light Robitussin, slight cherry, and a hint of toffee. Poured very deep amber/brown/slight ruby in color with a small, tan head that lasted throughout. A little cloudy, but I am unsure if it is due to tiny particles or extreme carbonation. Very sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of Belgian yeast, malt, slight chocolate, dark ripe fruit, figs, slight spice, and a hint of burnt toffee. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Belgian yeast, malt, fig, and slight spice finish is a tad dry. 9.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout.