UDBeernut (1245) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at Blue monk. Pours deep amber, almost purple in my glass. tan head with little retention. Nose is a bit bland, but I do detect some burnt sugar. Taste begins light with some pitted fruit and vanilla. Light toast adds. body is silky and gulp able.
Ed5388 (1223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dirty brownish amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of toasted amber malts, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, banana, and nail polish remover. Taste of toasted malt, brown bread, Belgian yeast, sour rotted bananas, and clove. Meh
MrJAO773 (7) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The dark malt flavor is delicious. This is a seasonal favorite that should not be missed.
hivemind (691) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ABC Beer Co poured into tulip. Had it on rooftop yesterday with Tommy, Erica, Anthony F. Pours darker than expected, a deep rust. Head is creamy and minimal. Nose is a little lacking - small aromas of malt/Belgian yeast. Flavor isnít packed with Belgian yeast which is good to me. Easy drinker with earthy hop notes, moderate Belgian yeast and a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Didnít love it but could drink again.
MrBeerFanatic (787) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark orange/red (auburn? need to learn my technical colors!) with a boozy head. Aromas of fruity hops, coriander, slight bubblegum, light caramel and slight toffee. The Belgian side comes through more strongly than the amber side. Flavors of caramel, slight smoke, light toffee, and light fruity/grassy hops behind. Leaves a light smoky aftertaste. Lightly bitter and sweet. Wow I just didnít expect the flavors judging from the aromas! You fooled me Ithaca you fooled me! Or maybe, Iím the fool....
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish copper with a light tan head. Malty, spicy, slightly bitter. Trailing and lingering finish.
pinkie (315) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ithaca Cold Front poured a caramel color with almost no head and no lacing. I expected frothy and creamy and when I saw it I checked and saw the freshness date was close but not past. Look is cloudy with a a thin ring and spotty lacing. Nose is bready, malty, a bit of Belgian yeast and nutty. Taste was terrible. Like stale peanuts that came out of a tin can. Stale, flat, metallic. Had a little resin and hop bitterness but the flavors were dead. Alcohol was right up front on the palate. I rated it as high as I did because of the fact that in the 6 pack 1 or 2 of the bottles were just slightly better than this. It has potential.
NikkTwist (1232) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Hazy dark amber pour with a large tan head. Quite full bodied for a Belgium ale, though the grainy fullness muffles a lot of subtle flavors. Some spicy red fruits hiding somewhere in there but the mix here shuts them out. Molasses towards the top but finishes muted and dry.
mcmisko (348) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber, small tan head. Smells like malts, spice, resembles a belgian ale. Taste malty, a little spice and caramel. light body. malty after taste.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle Whole Foods. Deep red-brown; one-finger head dissipates into a trace of a ring; no lacing. Aroma and flavor of dark sugar, dark fruit, nuts, toast. Light bitterness in the finish. Medium body, granular yet somehow fizzy. Decent beer; Iíd like it to be a little "brighter" since this seems pretty dark and dank.
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber/brown pour, spice hop aroma. Average carbonation, nice balanced brew, spice, even candy like begining, medium body, slight bitter finsh. Along the typical flavors of Belgian style, amber tast mekes this a pretty good one.