argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shenandoah Throwdown. 22oz bottle, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Hazy dark amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, maple, caramel, some raisin. Sticky full body.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-roasty, spice, dark fruit-cherry. Taste is sweet mediu/dark malt-roasty/caramel, dark fruit-cherry/raisin/plum, spice-cinnamon, wood. OK effervescence.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Cloudy, deep, dark ruby ale with a small, short-lived, tan head. The nose is of dried dark fruits – dates, figs, raisins – underripe banana, dark candy sugar, pear and toffee with whispers of black bread and clove. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor presents sweet dark fruits, pear, toffee and dark rock candy. Under-attenuated, but when you’re dealing with quads and Belgian strong ales, how can you really tell when the level of sweetness is not entirely intentional? Trick question. The answer is: only when the brewer tells you; which, in this case, he did. Finishes sweet, malty and dark fruity.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL unlabeled hand bottle at Shenandoah Throwdown. The pour is a deep amber brown with a healthy yellow head. Nice retention. Nose is fresh air, clouds (if they have a smell), sweet pound cake, angel food cake...moving to sweet cherry, husky grain, and orange sherbet as it warms. Interesting. Taste is huge brown sugar, sherbet, small tannic bitterness, small tartness, and mealy red apple. Sugar bomb.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a thin beige head. Soft sweet fruit, light toast and malt. Sweet fruity malt, big sticky malt and warm alcohol. Fruit and malt, very sweet long malty finish.
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Elliesbrown (thanks a lot, Zack), pours a deep dark murky reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits (plums especially), brown sugar, and some toasted nuts. Flavour of toasted nuts, plums, brown sugar and more plums - not really a traditional "Belgian" beer, but full of delicious plum complexity. No ABV detectable at all, with quite a complex palate, finishing on notes of plums, brown sugar and a bit of yeast. Becomes slightly cloying after a while, but not in too detracting a way,
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HUGE thanks to Casey for this tick that hasn’t even been released yet... dark brown body with a light tan head, small but nice cap stays for a long time... the nose is awesome, smells exactly like Rochefort 6, candi sugar, brown sugar, plums, dark fruits, and caramel, really nice... the taste is much sweeter than the nose, tons of brown sugar and molasses, not balanced but super easy to drink... try this
cheap (3375) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to beerman6686, I had an opportunity to try this at the 2nd Pgh Tasting on the 2nd. It was from an unlabeled big brown bottle. Looks like cream soda and has a head like cream soda too. The big head fades but it leaves a continuous quarter inch layer. Has a somewhat flowery sweet perfumy aroma about it. Perhaps the aroma is even a little alarming. Taste is not as strong as the 9.2% would indicate and it hides its alky content well. Flavor is quite unique; rootbeer, birch beer perhaps even clove in there. Funky fer sure but not in a lambic kinda way. Again, no way is this 9%+! Odd things in the taste of this barefoot buddha buddy. Rather mild but yet leathery at times. Finish is almost soda pop in nature. Not bad overall. Either I am becoming null to these high alky beers or perhps these beers are just getting better. Big thanks to Dan for the chance to taste this muthhah buddah.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet pear and apple nose with some hints of caramel. Very sweet tasting with no bitterness. Lots of crystal malt, slightly cloying, with prunes, bleh.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a murky dark red to brown with a beige head. Aroma was lots and ltos fo dark candy sugar, some dark fruits and estery yeast. Flavor was less of the belgian yeast character and more on the sweet dark candy sugar, very cloying and definitely a sugar bomb. Ehh