leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Minimal light head upon pour into my snifter. Scent of raisins, plums, pears and dark syrup. Malty and syrupy, sweet and complex. Alcohol is right there with the hops at the finish, but I love an alcohol presence almost as much as a hoppy presence. This beer is a heavy one, but superb.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark heavy brown with a slight tan head. Has some lacing. Hints of candied sugar, dark fruit, oak. Alcohol is not masked very well. Finishes with a strong alcohol taste on the tongue. Thanks to the girls at knightly for this one.
DragonStout (1409) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanx to the guys from Knightly sharing this with us. A typical great Belgium.Pours dark with lots of dark fruit on the nose and also the taste.Finish was warming and sweet.
jzzbassman (1553) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle. Big fruity aroma of fig, pumpkin, and malt. Very sweet with a fig and candied cherry front. Very thick mouthfeel.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pure bubblegum and caramel apple. Flavor follows through with rich toffee. Very nice.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle @ my brothers (Vac) & Abby’s (zug4abby) house warming party. Pours brown with a nice tan head. Fruity aroma backed with an assortment of malts. The flavor is stick sweet with fruits and chocolate. Medium body and nice & smooth!
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 05 bottle. thanks mgumby or solan, i think one of you brought this? if it was someone else thanks to you also! Licorice and anise on the nose, with some dark sugar. Pours dark brown. Smooth chocolate malt flavor! There was some hints of anise in the background and a
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark malty brown with a small white head. The aromas consist of some dark fruit, caramel, and candy sugar. Smells delicious. The taste was much the same. The sweetness just coats the palate fully, smooth caramel and fruity flavors coincide well together. Sweet, but not too much. Leaves a nice cinnamon flavor on the lips in the aftertaste. Excellent brew. Bravo.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown color with virtually non-existent white head. The aroma reminds me of Kasugai apple gumi fruit snacks from Japan (sort of too sweet apple, petrochemical, and bubblegum). Flavor is of toasted malt and caramel. A very nice beer with well balanced alcohol.
chicagobears (446) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle pours a hazy plum color. Aromas of prunes, oak tannin, brown sugar. Sweet and complex. Their seems to be an oak aged sourness to it. Lots of dark fruit, sugar coated dates and candy sugar. A bit of bitter chocolate in the end. Alcohol is well hidden.