ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium brown body with a creamy, light beige head.
Smell: Syrupy dark maltiness with notes of plums, strawberry jam, and a blend of various spices.
Taste: Dark malts with a taste of heavily caramelized sugars. Dark fruits and jam. A bit of aniseed and other various spices. Yeah, it’s a bit boozey, and comes across a touch solventy. Spicy, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Restrained carbonation. Rather sticky mouthfeel, that’s for sure.
Drinkability: I am left somewhat disappointed, shaking my head all the while. It just didn’t quite come together for me. Glad to have tried it though!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A decent but very basic caramelized Strong Belgian Dark Ale.
How: Bottle at Flossmoor on Pre-Dark-Lord-Day party 2008. Almost 1 year old (June 2007 vintage). Unknown generous soul, thanks a lot whoever you are.
The look: Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head.
In long: Heavily caramelized body, lively Belgian carbonation, some dark fruits, above average sweetness. Not much else to say really. A big Belgian style beer with no real character. A pleasant beer but in that overcrowded Strong Belgian Dark Ale this one is the french-fries side order on a big restaurant menu.
unclemattie (4357) - 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 (3479) - 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 (10884) - 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 (2684) - 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 (2421) - 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 (7133) - 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.