GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice brew. Pours like liquid chocolate with a fuming head that lasts. Strong banana bread and spicy gum aromas. Full nectar and luscious to the feel. Carbonation helps here as it’s perfect for that creamy texture. A viscous malt body ensues carrying a loaf of banana bread gently baked with exotic spices. The finish is long and memorable. Excellent beer!
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decadent and rich for a beer on tap, and considering it is a new beer to 2008, pretty amazing at the balance. Cloves, chocolate, smoke and charred wood flavors complement the slightly ester yeast character, with a strong dark fruit, raisin and fig character. Rich, thick, dark and warm. Best beer of 2008?
ronaldtheriot (780) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Green Flash Grand Cru has a thick, foamy, beige head, and a dark purple-brown appearance, with some brilliant red highlights showing up when light catches the beer at the right point. Very thick lacing rings are left on the glass. The aroma is of bold, lively fruitiness, black bread, bread crust, and dates. Taste is similar, with cinnamon, raisins, yeast, some banana, coriander, a bit of hoppiness, and licorice. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Green Flash Grand Cru finishes mostly dry, rich, and rather drinkable. Overall, this is just fantastic, and I recommend it in the strongest possible way! RJT
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark rad/brown with light head. Rich aromas of roasted malt, red berries, and caramel. Flavors of toffee, dark fruit, and a bit of spice. One of my favorites.
Gachupines (628) - USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with a thin lacing of tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, some slight banana and clove. Flavor is big sweet malt with a nice bitterness to balance it out. Finish is very clean, with a tiny amount of hops. Not overly sweet at all like some big grand crus. Excellent beer.
Wife’s Rating: 4.25/5
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy someone. Clear black reddish pour, filmy white head and thick lacing. Nose of dark Belgian fruit, some toasty bready notes, pear, chocolate and distant roast. Rich dark fruit flavors, with chocolate, coffee, caramel and molasses, with some licorice, brown sugar and a very nice overall complexity. Smooth body, very balanced and very delicious. Surprised by this one, it’s really good.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Nose is prune, dark grapes, raisin, juniper, and molasses. Clear, deep mahogany with a scarlet tint and a small film of lasting bubbles that leave a sugary lacing. Tastes of the same nice mix as the aroma; plus chocolate, some more earthy spiciness, and citrus peel. Mint, evergreen, roasty char, and woody hop notes make for a satisfyingly dry finish. Medium body is oily and watery at the same time; very drinkable for a sipping beer. Malty-sweet on front, but great balance from the roast, hops and spiciness on the back end.
chronictonic (454) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ gen. lafayette inn w/ chuck silva - pours a ruddy brown, a tan head that vanishes quickly. Aroma was ripe with malt sweetness, along with dried fruit (fig?) notes. Flavor is good and malty, not overly sweet or cloying. Some spices and herbs, more of the dried fruit flavors, some molasses flavors. Finishes crisp. Very drinkable and very good.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from the Co-Op in Davis. This immediately has a bit of a tart, vinous aroma with hints of cherries, strawberries, and raisins. This yields to a sweeter, chocolate maltiness and a little ethanol retronasally. The aroma gets and holds my attention. Moderately transparent cola-colored boy with a smallish yellow-brown head that has some ok legging and lacing. Starts sweet with some chocolate notes before it becomes massively nutty with some moderate roastiness. Finishes with a bit of a burnt flavor and a bit of grassy hoppiness. Coats the mouth well, and this is a pleasure to drink. I certainly don’t think this is very Belgian like at all, and it is definitely not "to style", but I enjoy a bit of a sweeter beer. This one strikes my fancy.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with 1-finger off-tan head. Nose is rock syrupy malt, figgy fruit, perfumy florals, blackberry, slight funk, peaty earthy. Tastes of candi sugary caramelly malt, with peaty earthy notes, molasses, dark fruit, maple syrup, hops, and brown sugar, Very smooth, with a complexity that rivals most Fantome offerings, and a real cohesiveness for a brew that throws this many aroma and flavor variables at one. At 7-9 bucks a bottle, I’d gladly buy this by the case if I could. Do yourself a favor and procure yourself one of these (or 6) today. Yeah Man!