jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at the Maple Tree Inn in Blue Island. Mostly a copper, tan color. The nose had sweet, paper bag, sugar cookie, and dough aromas. The taste was pretty much the same. A little more tart in the finish. Some alcohol notes. Not very round, a bit thin. Still, there were some definite fun things about this. It came served in a pint glass. I didn’t like that so much, which doesn’t really have much to do wtih the beer exactly, but still.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mildly cloudy brown with a whispy off-white head. Very figgy Christmas aromas; cinnamon, brown sugar, cloves, oranges, and much more. Flavor is well aged, rummy sweet, and slightly sour (Somewhat rodenbach-like except a little more reserved). Med-heavy, could be lightened up with some invert or demerrara. Very full finish that is boozy and warming. Not really to style at all but enjoyable all the same.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Pours a coppery brown hue with a small creamy tan head and good lacing. The aroma has notes of belgian sugar, carmel and bready malts, floral hops, corriander, plum, and spicy yeast. The taste starts semi-sweet with lots of malt and sugary goodness topped by a moderate pepper and lightly bitter finish. A touch of fruit notes (ripen plum and banana) accent the flavors. The feel is a bit rough around the edges, alcohol is noticeable and dry leafy finish. A good beer, something I would to have seen aged and mellowed.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent caramel brown in color with a tan creamy head, which looks like it has been dashed with pepper. Aroma is toffee, pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips, with some pepper and nutmeg. Feels creamy and dry. Chocolate and toffee flavor, like a liquid Heath bar. Nutty finish, with a tobacco leaf aftertaste.
frankenkitty (1965) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dense, hazy auburn with a cream-colored ring, this dubbel held mildly sour aromas of banana, alcohol and rye. Bitter to start, sour to end and very smooth all the way through, with a nice warming quality in the finish. Went very well with the thunderstorm outside.
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mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of growler poured a nice tan head. Light lacing ,coffee looking beer.Caramel, coffee ,slight sweet nose.Caramel sweet taste a bit malty with a dry yeast finish. My favorite of the three belgians here right now.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good stuff. Growler was shared at the Three Floyds Dark Lord event. Dark brown with almost no head. Sweetness in the nose. Some spice. A little coffee hint. Robust in the mouth. Flavor was malty, spicy, sweet. An interesting drink. Not bad at all.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
nice thick brown color, no head. nutty aroma, with heavy coffee undertones. very reminicent of oily coffeee.
htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 poors dark orange/brown with a khaki head into Flossmoor goblet. belgian candi aroma, very sweet. Thick in mouth like all flossmoor beers. Hops and alcohol taste. As the beer warms, subtle spiciness and maltiness begin to appear. My 2-hour-old growler tasted MUCH better than my pint at the brewery... They pour it a little cold. Solid addition to Matt’s growing stable of Belgians!
Terminus (3318) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hazy brown color. The aroma had some kick to the nose which made me want to taste it even more. Sugar filled sweetness with a nice hop and malt combination. More of a fall or winter beer, but it was a nice beer to have in the lighter beer months.