bigguns22 (400) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is great,appearance is great and beer is good but not great . Aroma is yeasty and a lot like a sour ale . Dark amber in color and huge cream head . I think yeast and sugars are the biggest flavors and a little sour.
blklab2007 (1617) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle poured a dark amber in color with a thin tan head. aroma has brown sugar, bread yeast, and some malts. mouth feel is medium and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor throws up a bit of yeast, brown sugar, and some spice.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze body with an off-white head that fades. Aromas are yeasty, fruity, estery, lots of phenol, clove, spicy. Nearly a buckwheat note. Herbal. Flavors are very spicy and herbal, peppery, highly phenolic, nutty, malty and a bit of vegital. Very dry, lively bubbles, a touch warming.
bth122 (873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy copper brown color. Medium head. Aroma is nutty, with some pepper and smoke, and caramel. Med light sweetness, lite bitter, lite sour. Med bodied. Ave mouthfeel. Not very smooth. Something in here ruins this beer for me. Not sure what. Almost like a burnt pepper flavor or vegetable or somethingg simular.
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer by any stretch, but probably not a repeat for me. On draft at bukowski’s, dark amber to brown, aroma and taste is bitter brown sugar. Easy to drink.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Murky dark color with a thin beige head. Aroma is yeasty and slightly bready. Flavor is a tad spicy with slight hints of dried fruit.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured near brown with an off white head. Aroma was Belgian yeast, citrus, caramel, bread, and dark fruits. Flavor was pretty much spot on with the nose. Body was light and fuzzy.
kenwall17 (226) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice ruby/brown pour. Decent holiday beer, spices-hops-dried fruit. Not a full bodied beer.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong bready aroma supported by spicy yeast character. A hearty ale highlighted by its Belgian nature. Big malt base featuring notes of clove and banana and ending with a moderate hop bite. 7.2% ABV is well hidden. Solid brew, reminds me more of a dunkleweizen.
scarletfire65 (735) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber - brown pour with a fluffy head which dissipates very quickly. Moderate Belgian style lace left. Aroma is of yeast, smoky, alcohol, cedar, fruitcake. Body is medium plus. Strong sweetness, strong spiciness, smoky, burnt toffee, very yeasty, pumpernickel bread. Very complex, with layer upon layer of intricate flavors developing. The finish is nicely balanced with candy sugar and hops, very yeasty, warming alcohol, and more roasty, smoky flavors developing. Not a world class beer, but very interesting. Surprisingly roasted and smoky.