Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source murky brown color, small white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is toast, butterscotch, light spice. Nice.
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Thanks to My Friend Derek) in Hotel Room, Chicago - After a visit at Aviary..... Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, apples, phenolic, sweet malty, light rubber, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, light honey notes.
Tmoney99 (11912) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, candy sugar and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, small head. Aroma of roasted nuts, coffee, toasted grains, and nice hop notes. Flavor is a good balance of roasted malts, coffee, fruit, hops, light cocoa.
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the weaker offerings form this brewery but still tasty. Dark fruits dominate, it is sweet with a bit of tang.
deyholla (8124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread with a bit of backing chocolate and a hint of raisin. Flavor has a good amount of raisin with some light spice with a bit of chocolate and breads backing.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, Belgian candi sugar, and some dark fruits. The flavor had the same; roasted malts bordering on ashy, chocolate, dark fruits and Belgian candi sugar. There is a decent amount of sweetness throughout and a slight bitterness at the finish.
b3shine (6596) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks decent, but dark (pitch black) for a Belgian style ale. Smells sweet, malty, ashy, and doughy. Tastes bitter and busy. Mouthfeel is average. A little too much going on for me.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: A dark Belgian hybrid ale that pays tribute to both the big abbey quad ales along with a nod toward the hoppier Belgians like Duvel. The beer has a deep coppery near purplish hue with some amber highlights topped by a fading fizzy off-white head. The aroma screaming of dark fruits (plum, dates, raisins), Special B roast and honey along with a slight yeast produced spicy aromatic, floral phenols and a touch of good old American alpha hops. The taste is yeast and malt driven with dark fruits and molasses background. Earthy and Abbey like but the fruit addition kick it up a level along with the shot of resiny bitterness. Faint chocolate covered raisins and pepper found more toward the finish. Smart carbonation, just enough to keep it moving on the palate yet kept an oily lush overtone. This is very good, so much so I took home a growler which I could not stop drinking into the wee hours. Yeah for beer!
TheAlum (6289) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a rich brownish dark hue, a good haze, with darker copper glowing edges, brownish with a decent frothy tannish head, dies to a film, laces ok though. Aromas are fruity and biscuity, offering some toast and caramel, gentle pear, apple, cocoa. Faint waft of dark fruit, mellow spice, soap, more spicy Belgian yeast. Touches of candi sugar. Initial is fuller bodied offering a potent sweetness and toast up front, some cocoa and a good healthy dose of plum and dark fruit. A touch of dark black cherry, some spice, caramel and toffee. Mellow bread, toast, biscuits. Middle and back start to show more budding red and dark fruit, plums and toffee, caramel, and a touch of dry toast, spice, some vanilla, and brown sugar. Finish is dried a bit, mellow sweetness. I actually enjoyed this morn than expected. Nice.