TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from axilla. Pours dark copper with a fast fading head and a small ring of lace. Nose is bubblegum, banana, plums, sugary malts, and alcohol. Flavor has more banana, dark fruits, roasted malt, candied malts, and alcohol. Warm, slightly hot finish as is commercially described.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark muddy brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, candied sugar and malts. Taste is pleasantly lightly sweet with hints of candied sugar, malts and dark fruit. Very nice.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange/brown beer. The aroma is lightly molassessy with orange peel, toast, roasted raisins, rum and sweet brown sugar. A bit of caramel with with a sort of cleanness that I think typifies better examples of this style. Toasty flavour with a light pruney plumminess. Fruity and rich finish. Rich light and fruity with a soft sweetness. I think they’ve got the malt profile down pretty well, but they need a more interesting yeast for this one.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a murky amber brown. Aroma has some maple, toffee, brown sugar and mild dark fruits. Flavor is sweet with brown sugar, maple, without much dark fruit character. Has some nice roasted Belgian malts into the finish. Pretty nice, as far as US Quads go (which I tend to rate harshly).
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 Bottle, pours a dark color with a monster head. Smells chocolatey and fruity. Taste is very complex...Chocolate. fruity, malty, smoke, eastery and alcohol. It is a good beer but the only negative I have on it is its carbonation. A little to much for my liking. But overall a solid beer that I would get again. UPDATE****On tap at Newarak Local... Nice aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is a nice sipping beer, lots of chocolate and malts, dark fruits and some other spices... Overall nice beer, much better on draft
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear deep chestnut color with an off-white head. Sweet estery aroma with light choclate and a hint of smoke. A touch of alcohol fumes in the end. Sweet yeasty esters with some cocoa on the finish. Long estery finish. Medium bodied. Very nice.
YodaB (10) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap in Iron Hill Newark Location: Very dark appearance. Excellent balance between the roasted maltiness and the fruity sweetness characteristic of Belgian ales. At 10% alcohol, this beer packs a punch, but it is smooth enough that the alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Very drinkable, but be careful
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind tasting at Papsoe. Dark reddish brown colour with a huge white head. Aroma of spices, yeast and hints of chocolate. Flavour of malt, caramel and hints of yeast and very much alcohol, ends up little sour and quite sweet.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: FE10 Anniversary Ale
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
slight gusher, clear dark blood red, fine beige head, drippy lace,
sweet dark fruity aroma,
big carbonated body,
sweet fruty flavor, nice dark fruit character, touch of candied fruit, light earthy balance, touch of alcohol,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an opaque brown body with a fizzy, medium-sized off-white head.
Smell: An aroma that’s mostly chocolatey and fruity, but also having hints of spice, candi sugar, and a whisper of yeast.
Taste: Quite sweet with tart, fruity flavors of bananas, cherries, and plums. Hints of chocolate, ground spices, and dark candi sugar. Slight yeastiness. Light floral hop taste, but no real bitterness. Warming, candied finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Some creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A decent, Belgian-minded beer from Iron Hill.