unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml Bottle. June 2007, 10.2% ABV. Aroma is very spiced! Sweet malts, spruce, lavender, grains of paradise. Flavor is bold malt, rich, Heavy bodied.
sunevdj (3020) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flossmoor tasting. Pours a clear dark brown. Smells of salmiak. Very sweet. Caramel and a hint of thissel? Also some spice. High carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, whispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet dark fruity aroma with lots of sweet fig character,
Flavor: rich fruity flavor with a dark caramel sweetness, light balancing earthyness, lots of ripe fruit character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Shag (2544) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma consists of cherries, nutmeg, brown sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Am I crazy but I taste some ginger in there? I also get some caramel, nutmeg, dark fruit, and a hint of citrus. Overall this was a nice Belgian Strong.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the HDG. Pours a burgundy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of cloves and coriander. Taste is malty with a coriander and clove flavor to it. Has a nutty finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to miketd: Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark toasty caramel malt and good bready Belgian yeasty. Body starts fairly full and toasty caramely sweet with a good light fruity complexity and some full, biscuity maltiness. A true to style and enjoyable Belgian strong.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color a tan head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, clove, black currants, and some alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel, clove, yeast, black currants, and some alcohol.
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into snifter glass. Light brown / goldish color. Head died quickly. Sweet scent in nose. Strong flavored, but nice and balanced. Dry finish. Very good brew.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hop Devil. Big, fruity aroma, lots of banana, grainy malt, taste is a bit astringent. Reminds me of banana bread. Very malty flavor, light tropical fruit, pine, not too much alcohol, and not great.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at HDG. Deep brown with ruddy highlights. Very unusual aroma, toasted marshmallows, hazelnut and a bit of strawberry. Sort of a rye/rummy character as well. Man, this is weird. Some light peachy/rotted fruit ester. Some solventy higher alcohols as well. Flavour is sweet and lightly fruity, but there is a muddle of yeast and malt flavours in the middle. Sort of a peppery/phenolic yeastiness. There are some interesting characteristics, but the whole package is a trainwreck.