ToddA (21) - California, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice elegant drinking dark strong Belgian Ale. Yeast driven phenols are sublime very nice effort...
bth122 (873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark mahogony color with dark ruby tones. Very generous head that stayed awhile. Nice complex aroma of dark fruit, raisin, belgium yeast, slight citrus hop, caramel. Taste is on spicy side with coriander. Creamy texture. Medium bodied. Slight warming alcohol. Hop bitter finish. Great stuff. This brewery is becoming one of my favorites. Nice.
SHIG (3061) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a dark brown with off white head. Aroma was of hops, fruit, and malts. Taste was strong malts with light hops and an alcohol burn. I could see aging this a little to bring that hotness down a notch.
Ktwse (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pretty much black with thick, tall white head. Aroma of yeast, brown sugar, dough, earth, hay, barnyard, spices. Taste is sweet and spicy, with heavy yeast and some sugar. Finish is lingering sweet and boozy with yeast still present. Body is light to medium, somewhat creamy with low carbonation.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very American, workman like Dark. Fruity, a bit cloy, heavy, but not really bold or complex like the abbeys. Very nice, spicey fruit nose.
Fritz123 (239) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Pours dark opaque amber with thick white head. Great lace. Aroma is fairly sweet with fruits and malts. Taste lighter than expected with spices, fruits, heavy malts and light bitter hops. Metallic finish and rather dry.
jaghana (2829) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a clear red amber beer with huge head and good lacing. Nose is on fruit hops and grass. Aroma is on malt, caramel, bubblegum, yeast, blackcurrant, anise, almond, hazelnut, apricot, quite complex body. Very nice and quite unique, not too sweet !
meerbier (1197) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Tangerine and spices aroma. Dark brown, off-white head, good lace. Sweetish, raisin, spices like Indian tea, nice bitterness. Medium body, dry. Almost like a Gruyt beer.
jhgrantjr (295) - Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown color with some reddish tints. The aroma has that sweet malty smell, some dark fruits. Taste is very smooth. It is very good.
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Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a murky dark amber color with an off white head. Aroam was of light spices, dark fruits, and belgian yeast. Flavor was similar, a bit overly sweet, but spicey and a bit complex.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ruddy brown pour with a tall, soapy, creamy tan head that has great retention after kindly retreating to a thick skim and leaves some nice lacing along the way. Aroma starts of with bananas and molasses, but the banana fades shortly after the pour, dark fruit, chocolate, light citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet and malty, some chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, dried orange peel, sweet, fruity floral notes and lots of doughy and spicy yeast to the finish. Heavy body, with a creamy, but syrupy feel, moderate carbonation. Damn tasty overall, definitely hoppier than your average BSA, without overdoing it.