KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a purple hue and a small (less than 1 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced down to a large puddle and medium collar with excellent full sheets of layered lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a sweet doughy Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, cinnamon, coriander and dark fruit (figs, dates, berries and overripe plums).
The taste was a bold malty sweet with notes of caramel and dark fruit pretty much throughout, with the finish being a tad yeasty and having a mildly spicy alcohol ending. The flavor lasted and average duration following the swallow with a mild spicy fruity taste left lying on the taste buds along with a slow creeping alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was just a bit under medium in body with a nice smooth creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a brew with a nice bold fruitiness which melded nicely with the Belgian yeast and the mild spiciness, allowing for a smooth and easy drinkability that hid the high ABV almost totally, except for a slight warming sensation towards the end...
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep brown with one finger head. this bottle has over three years on it, but it seems like it’s held up ok. malty with dark fruit, particularly raisin and plum, some brown sugar. slightly bitter finish, but it doesn’t seem like the bitterness is hoppy. some mild belgian influence as well.
Holmen2 (2775) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 06.05.13. Dark brown. Sweet aroma of prunes, tobacco box and port. Well-balanced taste with dark malt and hops. Coffee and bitter hops in aftertaste. Appropriate mouthfeel, Quaffable!
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft that poured a nice big nose of sweet malts and dark fruits all blended nicely together. mild hops on the end. the flavor was very smooth of sweet malts and dark fruits maybe plums and cherries and possibly some raisin. there is a smooth alcohol burn on the end but nothing to really note of...very nice all the way around.
BeerBoom (241) - POLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark bronw colour, with beige, stable head. Aroma is sweet from malts, but there are very strong notes of dark fruits like charries or plums. In taste is also sweet, with small bitterenss.
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. On tap. Brown-reddish color. Bready, caramel, raisins, some bubblegummy Belgian aspect, some chocolate. Not bad. Not amazing.
tekstr1der (348) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with thin tan head. Smells of raisins, toast, and alcohol. Heavy fruit flavor with some alcohol, but finishes pretty clean. What’s left is a nice malty lingering aftertaste.
dnstone (2576) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly sweet with a touch of red apple in the flavor. Pours amber in color with a nice off-white head.
Notes: At the brewery
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift from SJ. I’m starting to like this company. Nice notes of brown sugar, bitter dark chocolate, banana and bread. Well done.
Brewfoolery (38) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a growler picked up at the tasting room. Clean aroma with almost a rose petal accent. Raisin and toffee notes follow. Pours Amber with a cream coloured foam that persists. Lacing lingers as you would expect. Clean malt taste with effervescent carbonic bitterness. Aftertaste lingers with a clean bite. For a 9.1 ABV ale, very refreshing