mensch (247) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark reddish-brown color, lasting tan head leaves nice belgian lace on the glass. Dark malty aromas - prune, toasted carmel, tea with honey - and spicey spruce hops mix in a complex melange. The flavor is just as deep, a sweet/smokey mix with drunken raisons and a little smokiness from a belgian yeast strain working on molasses or dark candi sugar, just a hint of sour. Finishes dry and strong. Really damn tasty.
Travlr (11114) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Faucets in Tokyo. Deep maroon color, beige head. Aroma of nutty caramel. Taste is sweet and sour nuts. Odd.
BrewTom (244) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich, malty, dried fruit taste - lots of burnt raisins & cherries bouncing off the tongue. This is a true homage to the Belgium tradition with a beer that excretes rich Belgium Monasteries.
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ryanscourt (740) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appeared to work off of the palat recker recipe. Strong hop flavor with caramel malt flavor. To hoppy for a double. Strong ale work.
zvsn (565) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Grand Cru tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma - phenolic, yeast, dried fruits and hops. Sweet, dark fruits flavors, quite alcoholic, nutty and spicy with moderate hoppy bitterness. Medium-full bodied.
AirForceHops (3115) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill & Tap. Dark brown thick yeasty pour, lasting head. Aromas of dark fruits, candi sugar, pumpernickel bread, and lots of yeast earthiness. Deep layers of yeast and earth.
Flavor is a mirror of the aroma with a spicy element that reminds me of a Christmas based dark ale. Almost like a nutmeg, cloves and licorice. The two separate yeast strain helps to give a layer of complexity. Body is on the full side with a chewy yeasty texture. The alcohol is covered nice with all the layers of yeast, spice and malts. Still a light burn after the sip, this was a nice finish to my 5 hour long session at Sunset Grill & Tap.
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into a Le Watou - nose is sugar candy, caramel and a little spice. I’m glad I got a case of this! Sweet and smooth. Slight grass hop kick.
hman43 (324) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ale pours dark amber in color with a long lasting tan head. As the head diminishes, lacing appears on the glass. There are basement aromas combine with faint spices. The is a roasted malt taste along with yeast flavors and an alcohol kick as it goes down.
jrodooo5 (998) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely Maroon pour w/ a tan head that leaves a nice ring of lacing. The aroma has a light malt & fruit thing going on. The taste is very good upfront full of fruit & malt but I’m not a fan of the pretty bitter finish. It’s quite creamy & smooth on the palate & overall a good beer!
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Dark fruits, malt, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Simply a well done strong ale.
mgajdaczewa (488) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Słodki aromat kandyzowanych owoców z domieszką karmelu i ziół, wyraźny likier alkoholowy. W smaku alko lepiej przykryte, choć obecne, sporo słodyczy, ziołowa goryczka, lekki piołun, przypalony karmel, troszkę melasy, finisz wytrawny, z lekką ziołową goryczką. Bardzo smaczne, rozgrzewające i pełne.