Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2/15/13. Pours very dark, slightly clear dark brown with a fluffy, beige head, a finger and a half worth. Aroma is spicy, Belgian yeast, fruit, caramel, banana. Taste is pretty great; spicy, bitter, sweet, fruity, grass, some Belgian yeast (not overpowering), bitter dark chocolate finish. Chewy mouth feel; excellent. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation is nice. There is a lot of fruitiness here, in the nose and the taste. Dark fruits and berries, and while sweet, it still maintains a nice dryness.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is smoky, chocolate, dark fruit, taste is dry, roasted, rich toffee, sweet.
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz., 2013 bottling. Sweet, darkly fruity aroma, notes of brown sugar and raisin, along with faint dark bread and medicinal alcohol. Rusty red-brown in color with a very fine, fading head and sparse lacing. Flavor profile is gently sweet, fruity and with just a hint of tartness, some black cherry and red grape appearing here, finishing with a light hop note, toffee and peppery alcohol. Warming and finely effervescent on the palate, thin and lightly sticky with a full body. Perhaps not the most refined example of the style, but tasty and full of flavor.
MrHangover (2766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an unclear brown beer with a beautiful off white head on top that lasts during the entire drinking experience. Aroma of apples, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, kandi sugar. Flavor is nice and sweet, fruity and has some age in there. Might even have some oaky notes in there as well. Great balance, great drinkability. Smooth sweet finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Good stuff.
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a light brown with a thin tan. head. Aroma is raisins and some malt. Fairly sweet. Decent beer.
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GT2 (8744) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Green Flash ][ $1 ][ Taster ][ 11.22.14 ]
>> Murky maroon pour with 360 yellow lacing. Nose is soy, dates, esters, old fruit, extreme esters verging on rotting fruit. Taste is spiced Abbey Dubbel, cinnamon, some butyric harshness, cinnamon bread. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Not bad though. Improves as it warms. Why this is marketed as "Dark Ale" is beyond as that could be anything, and given Green Flash’s portfolio the last thing I would think would be a Dubbel or Quad. So there you go, Green Flash’s Grand Cru is a dark Belgian ale.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"definitely a lot of ripe dark fruit going on here, as well as the yeasty flavor and nose. i have to say, when you hold it up to light it looks like diarrhea, but tastes much better."
fattybladdy (620) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with dense tan head. Dark fruit and raisin aroma. Taste is fig, raisin, scotchy malt, chocolate. Not as good as I had been anticipating.
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brownish red pour with khaki head a half inch high. Somewhat sour, very malty scent. Spicy red hops, strong florals, and brown sugar. Low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, dry tingly finish. Malty sweet taste with peaty and roasty/ashiness, stony (if that’s a flavor), carmel, dark fruit, fig perhaps, some melon. Taste like and american strong ale with lots of scottish/scotch influence.
Travlr (13458) - 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 (331) - - 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.
Rated by BrewTom