mcberko (7236) - 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 (916) - 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 (301) - 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.
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cloudy reddish hazel, medium creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is malty, dried fruits, yeast, all spice, dates. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, spicy and fruity, anise, raisin, clove. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark ruby pour with tan head. Belgian sugars, light yeast, dark fruit and spice aromas. Flavors follow, and the finish is sweet.
malrubius (1860) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Ballantine. Amber with ring. Malty herbal aroma bready aroma. Very sweet and fruity toasted malt and burnt sugar, bordering on old cough syrup. Mild herbal finish. Slick and cloying. Medium body. Pretty gross.
alexsdad06 (5899) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cock n Bull. Pours a clear dark amber/copper color with a small quickly fading head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, raisins, figs, sweet malts, plums, smooth and yet drying at the finish. Not much hop character or bitterness to speak of.
cheap (4208) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Let me tell ya, this is more like a scotch. So, Iíll rate another FH thinking I may get more nasty homie beermail.....Fairly sterile aroma at bocktown, not much on the nose. First taste is alky in yer face. Its simply a big strong impressing beer from the start. Some leather in there - alky laced. Decent co2 thanks to the fresh bocktown taps. Finish is somewhat in yer face, certainly a strong ale, just not sure if its belgian....way too uncivilized to be a Belgian. Yes, more like another american wannah bee. Yep, a little cloying and leathery, seems like it should be a scotch ale, perhaps a wee heavey BTJMHO and what do I know?
Beergeek31 (5) - Newton Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This came to me in a 9 oz snifter from 101 bottles of beer on the wall in Kent Ohio on tap. Was a nice dark amber color with a white head that faded very quickly. Aroma was very Belgian dark fruit notes like plum, dark cherries, figs, dates, raisins, with a hint of the Belgian yeast aromas of banana and bubblegum. The taste was nice, same as the aroma with the dark fruit notes but a lot of the yeast flavors especially clove. I liked it because it was very drinkable for a 9% beer and it just gets better as it warms.
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Dark Fruits, Mildly Boozy
Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Very Thin Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Sweet Bread, Purple Plum, Figs, Rock Candy Sugar?
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy