jvhemert (301) - Edinburgh, - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AROMA: licorice, vanilla,
APPEARANCE: brown, minimal head,
TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
PALATE: full body, slick feel, lively, long finish,
OVERALL: licorice dominates but in a pleasant way, good body and balance of tastes, ABV rarely noticeable, one of the best Noels.
vipinvelp (1806) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is sweet caramel with nutty tones. Taste is sweet, some small biiterness, nuts and riasty. Long lasting aftertaste, turning more bitter. (Velp 201402)
Mark_Eck (170) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown. Smells and tastes of dark fruits and spices. Very strong and complex flavors.
mcberko (5195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out rock candy, rubber, and bubblegum. Flavour tastes a lot better than it smells, with notes of bubblegum, candied sugar and some Belgian yeast. Quite sweet, but not cloying. Well-rounded, but not very elegant. Solid beer.
snoworsummer (1452) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max?s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours dark copper brown with a fizzy white head and some lacing. Tastes slightly sour, fizzy, like grape juice, raisins, caramel, tobacco, and alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisins, sweet syrup, buttery nut, and booze.
sonnycheeba (2918) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours cola brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cookie and bready malts, caramel, faint spice, fig, raisins, floral notes, and faint nutmeg. Flavor is chewy bready malts, plenty of dark fruit sweetness, faint vanilla, faint spices, and faint floral notes; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
Vcoggins (36) - Cypress, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown red color with a tan head. Aroma is wonderful dark fruit, brown sugar, and some kind of spice. Taste is sweet malty, toffee, raisins, cherry, plum and spices such as clove and light pepper. Mouthfeel is slightly thick, slick, and oily. Carbonation is on the high side like many Belgian beers. Alcohol is well hidden. A beer definitely on the sweet side but that is just my style. Great beer!
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DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a 4 pack on sale after Christmas at Total Wine; split a bottle. Delicious dark ale. Flavor of molasses, brown sugar, raisins, roasted malts. Warming. Watch the high ABV, because this is easy to drink.
k92488 (129) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...
jdchamp (6) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Raisin & brown sugar. Heft of Belgian Dark, drinkability of Brown Ale. Should be more available than holidays, because this gives reason to good cheer.Delightful!
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Taste is perfect! Aroma is light oak and faint banana. Appears reddish brown, with foam on the rim and white lace. Taste is brown sugar and toffee with raisins and cherry, sweet, but not too sweet, very very nice. Palate is a little fizzy and somewhat thin overall, the taste makes this a very good beer!