UrbanCaveman (156) - 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 (3264) - 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 (4580) - 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 (161) - - 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 (1220) - 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 (8707) - 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 (978) - 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 (348) - 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 (4254) - 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 (4501) - 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.