Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
*did not mind would not buy*
smell: fruits nanners sweets. typical. to many nanners maybe.. maybe.
app: fine. nice ruby garnet hues to a lite brown ale. flavor: tastes much more gold then it looks, i was wanting more dark fruit flavors. its a fine ale. down the middle lacks magic. this is like a bud for a gnome. palate: could be more fluffy. OA: its good, ok average so so.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Patented white bottle with cool dragon. Had at Beer Bistro and Rhino, great deal for the kick. Reddish brown with off-white thick head that reduces quickly. Not as sweet as many Belgian darks like Kasteel, Gouden Carolus, or Dutch Koningshaeven. More bubbly than these with the same caramel malt fruitcake taste.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled. Awesome hazy brown belgian w/ all that classical shit like bubblegum & banana bread. A very strong beer that balances the sugary, the yeasty, & the boozy very well. Delicious!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice brown body with can’t head. More of an amber really. A rich sweet malty body with a hint of caramel.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a rich and murky chestnut brown, with a voluminous head that vanished oh so quickly. The aroma is a mosh pit of dark and tropical fruits, grapes, brown sugar, hard pie spices, really growing on me. The flavor is surprisingly balanced, but does finish with a wonderfully fruity sweetness. I really like this one.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good pour with a huge slow to go away head ... light aroma of sweet malt .... maybe my nose is screwed up but I’m having a hard time picking up the aromas I anticipated ... very sweet fruity ... NICE, but a little too sweet for me
deft (84) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind at Dugges 080329. Hazy red/amber, low tan head. Fruit, red berries, alcohol in aroma. Very bitter, high acidity, grapes. Thick, spritzy. Alcohol in aftertaste.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 On tap at the Brick Store. Very dark brown pour with a large, fluffy white head that lasts. Malty nose with some dark fruit: figs, raisins, sugary sweet. Spicy, peppery, fruity flavor with a vinous alcohol presence. Excellent!
liinis (1766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is one of super beers.
having this much alc. and you don’t notice it, it has to be a master beer.
citrus fruits yeast sweet cream.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark malty aroma, light mustiness.Dark reddish brown with rich foamy head. Roasted malt, rasins, dates, light citrus, some caramel. I didn’t notice much in the way of alcoholic flavors. A bit dryish on the finish. Light smokiness. Farily even palate, not too thick not too thin. Good.