UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap poured into an oversized wine glass
a: dark amber beer, small head with very little retention minimal lacing
s: dark fruit aroma of plum and raisin. light caramel
t: similar in smell but with the addition of very light bitterness and hop presence. Alchohol shows up as it warms but is warm and inviting
m&d: medium to full bodied, very drinkable for 7+ ABV.
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Belgian yeast nose, pours an orange caramel color, sweetish taste of caramel and Belgian yeast. Medium body with a lasting Belgian yeast finish.
olenickj (79) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tasty, a bit of the Belgian flavor in the back but not over powering.
sawbuck (638) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel, malts, some toffee, and some raisin. Crystal clear orange brown amber color, large tan head quickly fades. Rich sweet malt, up front. Quite sweet. Notes of toffee, some dark fruits, and a tiny hint of funk from the yeast. Bitterness is dry and even, mutes sweetness nicely. Medium to light mouth feel, slightly watery. Solid
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Would have liked a little bit more spiciness in the taste on this one. However, it’s a pretty good brew with some banana notes and plenty of toasty, sweet. Overall, it’s good and will leave your mouth sticky sweet.
Pumpkin87 (235) - - JUL 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from bottle a dark amber with red highlights and a fizzy off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving lace and skim.
Nose is raisin, burnt waffles, candied cherries. The palate follows with a mix of dark fruits, brown sugar, figs, whiffs of clove and coriander, mild yeast, roast malt. All these notes revolve around a caramel core, which carries through a short finish.
Body is light medium with pleasant mouthfeel; carbonation is sprightly without being forceful. The alcohol shows up primarily as a mild warmer.
This isn’t quite Belgian in accomplishment, but it’s a tasty, affordable and easy drinking substitute.
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours dark amber with ruby hues. It has a light brown head. It has a malty sweet aroma that is rich and complimented by dried cherries and apple aromas. It is malt forward rich with raisins, dried fruit, bits of cherries; that finishes sweet. It has a light-heavy feel to it with low alcohol warmth. Overall the balance it slightly towards the malt with a full range of dark fruit flavors with the raisins being pronounced.
HeadyDE (757) - Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour..medium caramel brown color..nose is mostly brown sugar..sweetness..raisins..mouthfeel is a bit thin..not really complex..some off burnt almond flavors with a lingering spicy character...
Voodoo (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola brown with a thin white head which is gone in a hurry.....aroma of raisins, sweet malt, honey.....taste is light on the Belgian funk, slight earth, raisin, a tad thin, then disappearing into a sllght bitter spice.
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6flight tap at Geraghty’s Pub, Burlington, nj. Ruby red, Malty nose with hints of roasted caramel, sweet malty goodness.
ByTheirLimpin (282) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Philadelphia International. Ruby dark in the glass. Nose is malty sweet. Palate is all Belgian. Sweet malty goodness. Syrupy. Not cloying. Not as complex as I hoped, but decently balanced to style beer.