Dal9000 (271) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark Amber with a thin head. No aroma. Initial taste of raisins ? And malt and maybe fig neutons. Thick and velvet finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit leather, dates, fruits, syrup. Amber color. Caramel, fermented fruits, a bit of berry, leather and dried fruit, nice residual sweetness. A touch of root bet in the finish. Medium body, smooth. Very good and nice change of pace.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cappyís Loveland, arrived in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a deep red like cherry wood, and forms a thick head of ecru foam that lasts a good long while. Lacing is appropriately decent as well.
Smell: Itís mostly Belgian yeast that swells out of the glass - dark stone fruits (specifically cherries and plums), alongside that BSDA/quad candi sweetness. Said sweetness seems a little potent.
Taste: This follows the nose almost perfectly, heavy with thick plum and cherry flavors, which take on a somewhat cough-syrupy tone as the beer warms. The candi sweetness is more than present, swirling through to fill every crack and crevice left available by the plum-cherry combo, carrying along hints of spiciness as well.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and sticky, this is on the fuller side of medium-bodied.
Overall: Not a bad BSDA. Not my favorite, but not bad.
DialSquare (3354) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Daily Growler in Upper Arlington: amber brown pour. aroma of light banana, sweet malt, leather. tastes are wheat, sweet malt. candied sugar. little tinny. 6.8
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fat Heads Portland - Pours nutty brown with an off-white head. The aroma has brown sugar, toffee, smooth abbey yeast and hazelnuts. It has a medium / full slick body with soft carbonation. The flavor begins really sweet with syrup-like sweetness. There is also some nectar fruits, caramel and abbey yeast. The finish is just over the hop sweet. This one is not for me.
smallfry (164) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Tap) Really nice Belgian flavor. Nothing too outstanding but itís the kind of beer I like to drink.
Sarlacc83 (1341) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PDX location.
A: Dark brown with a thin creme color head. Lacing.
N: Toffee, prune, raisin, fig, candi sugar, clove, coriander, and banana.
T: Goodly sweet. Not much bitterness.
M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, hidden alcohol.
O: Tasty Belgian reproduction. One of the better ones I have had, even.
mcberko (9221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Headís Portland, pours a hazy dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is well-balanced, with all of the aforementioned qualities in harmony. A little on the sweet side, but still in acceptable range. Good stuff.
raphael (1001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of fruit cake, alcohol and brown sugar. Dark reddish brown with modest white head. Tastes Belgian, some orange, a different sugar--fruity but not oversweet, liquid fruit cake Interesting fizz to it.
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at mellow mushroom Polaris. Nose is alcohol and fig. Mouthfeel is alcohol and malt smoothness. Notes of fig and caramel. Reminds me of Xmas stylings. Decent but not great.