Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (406/675) from Doodler, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a big tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, oak, bourbon and tart dark fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, sourness and fruity
Gription79 (2130) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 750ml bottle thanks to Craig. Notes of bourbon, citrus, floral, dark fruits, cherry. Very interesting.
douglas88 (5471) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a dark murky brown color with a medium off-white. A great roast and oaky, some sour aromas. A rich flavorful brew that simply defies characterization; oak, light roast, dry, sweet. Very unusual.
drfabulous (3565) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Scott. Raisins. Figs. Slight bourbon. Big on the dark fruit flavor. A solid Dubbel or "Belgian Strong." Very tasty.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle thanks to adnielson. Cheers, Aaron! Pours a murky brown with an off-white head. Nose is wood, overripe fruit, slight dark fruit, & booze. Flavor is similar with booze, dark fruit, slight cocoa, and whiskey. Full in body and a bit hot.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark, murky, amber with a medium tan head. Smells of vanilla, figs, bourbon, prunes, and glue. Taste is very sweet, but somewhat balanced by the alcohol, with hints of vanilla and whiskey. Paired this with dark chocolate and it worked well. Kind of different for FW, but very interesting. Worth a try.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt smell, slight saltwater taffy flavor. Cloudy deep brown to amber color. Flavor if prosciutto ham, or other salted and cured meats. Pretty good, and quite intriguing, but not the smoothest drink I’ve had.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and fruit with a bit of backing funk and barrel. Flavor starts with a hint of bourbon with dark grains and bread with a hint of funk.
jcnielsen (1641) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first official rating on RateBeer comes from one of my favorite newer breweries, Funkwerks! Pours a hazy brown. Spicy, bourbon, yeasty. Interesting Belgian beer.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 395 of 675 thanks to ratman! Pours with a murky, very dark brown body and a large, fluffy, khaki head that leaves good lace and has great retention. Aromas are of dark fruits, spicy oak, bourbon and a boat load of tannins. A lot of vinous aromas as well, red wine, earthy, jammy. Plums, currants, cherries, vanilla, saw dust and a lot of wood. Flavors are big in every way. Huge bourbon character with associated notes of vanillin, spicy oak, coconut. Lots of dark fruits, big alcohol, caramelization and bready malt. Long oaky duration. Cherries, fig, currants, boozy, dates, fruit rollup, leather. Cherry and chocolate. Earthier, dusty, leathery, and phenolic notes push themselves to the fore front as this beer warms.
Tannic on the mouthfeel, pretty dry but backed up with a wall of alcohol. Medium to fuller bodied. Unique stuff and tasty for sure.