pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Gigantic Taproom 2/16 for Zwickelmania 2013. Deep rock candy and caramel flavors. Mellow mouthfeel hides the alcohol content well.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at The Mondial de la Biere in Montréal. The color is a dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is very sweet fruity and malty. The taste is of roasted malt also the taste of plums. The flavor is very rich and leave a long lasting aftertaste.
Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a dark amber with a tan head no lace. Aroma was malty, molasses prune and raison. Taste was a malty pruny metallic that finished dry.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5401-20130530] Sample. Aroma has a light maple note to it. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted spiced fruit bread flavour. Full body. Interesting but a little harsh. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red pour. No head or lacing. Aroma is dark, prunes, raisans. Taste is malty. Burnt/ dark chocolate, raisan and some spice. Very different for style but it works. Smooth.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber brown, with a thin light head. Princess, currants, barley and chocolate in the nose. Flavors of raisin, chocolate, barley notes, and some spice. Overall a good Belgian be, doesn’t have the overwhelming yeast notes, let’s the other ingredients come through.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rye bread brown with a etched surface of toasted cream foam. Smells of wood, hazelnuts, some grain, some flour, a bit of prune. Bitter, with some toasted grains, some dry charred character, a little bit of clove and alcohol. Medium on thin with moderate carb and a wet finish. Not very good.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a very dark reddish brown, decent amount of tan head. Aroma dried cherries, plums, a robust and sweet maltiness, maybe even some chocolate. Body rich and well-balanced, malty, yeasty. A lot going on here, finish brief and a bit sweet. Really well done.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, very dark, thin sudsy beige head, little lacing.   Bready and nutty aroma, faint caramel.   Similar on the tongue.   Fairly sweet.   No real dark pitted fruit, mustiness, or things I
associate with a Belgian Strong Ale.   Seems like an uber Vienna or something.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Bready and nutty finish, moderate sweetness, some caramel and toffee like sweetness.   Not bad, not
great, very pedestrian.   Nothing about this one stands out except its sweeter than most.   Otherwise okay.
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: I can’t believe how impressed I was over this beer... had a disappointing experience with the Time Traveler, but this blew me away. An amber brown pour with a modest beige head, leads to an aromatic nose of sweet Belgian sugars, yeast, berries, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is a nice weight and the flavors come through bold and balanced. Chocolate, faded citrus hops, caramel, yeast, and Belgian sugars again. Some leather too… reminds me of Adam, one of my long-term favorites, albeit a milder interpretation. Really really nice stuff.
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark fruit, brown sugar, bit of alcohol. Dark mahogany with a thin brown head. Rasin, prune, lots of sugar and very boozy. A nice stong, but a bit too much booze.