Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Clear amber. Aroma of light spice. Taste of orange tea, light spice, very smooth and slightly sweet. Bitter finish.
ekstedt (6170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Dark reddish brown, medium creamy beige head. Nutty and spicy aroma, with some light roasted notes. Fairly dry, medium bitterness.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pour is a clear, brownish amber with a cask-like nitro creme head. Good lace. Aroma is candied apple, artificial apple, overripe Bosc pears. Taste is malt forward, rustic, sweet, Bosc pear skins. Powdery, chalky palate.
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose: Citrus, pine,
Mouthfeel: Soft and full.
Flavor: Spicy.Somewhat sour, tart, becomes watery at the finish.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark green, big bottle shared with Skinnyviking. Opaque, dark-brown body topped by a decent, beige head leaving fragile lacing behind. Dark malt-fruity to the nose. Earthy malts, dark fruits and spices in a well balanced taste profile. Bittersweet finish. Well bodied (Plan B, Copenhagen 06.11.2010).
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3325-20100809] 750mL bottle. Brewery grain sacks aroma is mostly barley malt with a mild wood fruit hint. Clear, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy light mocha head and some lacing. Sweet toasted barley malt flavour has brewery burlap sacks and a lingering sweet malt aftertaste. Medium-full body. Does seem a little old but is fine.
(BB 04/09 @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)
Skinnyviking (8075) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy quickly disappearing white head. Dark red brown body. Sweet vineous malt caramel aroma. Acidic malty caramel coriander flavor. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark brown with a bit of haze and a reddish hue in the right light. A thick off-white head to go with it all.
S: A typical BSDA aroma here, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel provide a good sugary base. Plenty of dark fruits to go along with it such as cherries, plums, and raisins.
T: More of the same on the palate. Brown sugar, toffee, and sweet molasses (which seemed a bit odd) and the plums and raisins are quite strong as well. A touch of some dark specialty malts too (Special B?).
M: The body is medium with a medium level of carbonation as well.
D: After my previous experiences with this brewery, I wasn’t in a huge rush to try this one. I was pleasantly surprised by it, however, and it turned out to be a good drinking experience.
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-08-09. Crisp dark brown body with a massive beige head and lace. Sweet malty aroma, lightly fruity, raisins, sweet wort like touches, muted spice in aroma is familiar but I can’t quite place it. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet malty base with pervasive soft fruit accents. Very lightly spiced. Smooth average plus palate borders on light at times. Interesting. I suspect it might be a bit more assertive when younger but pleasant as is. BB April 2009 Bottle at Delerium Cafe, Brussels
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at La Trappe, price reduced to $18 since it’s out of season.
Excellent appearance - clear deep reddish-brown with a large frothy off-white head and thick lacing. A beautiful beer.
Sweet and fruity aroma. Lots of caramel and toffee malt notes, plum, prune, and cherry, and Belgian yeast.
Flavor starts off with sweet caramel malt and fruity notes, along with Belgian yeast, earth, and tobacco. It’s not too exciting at first, but there is an extra dimension to it on the finish, where it gives you one last blast of toffee and sweet plums and cherries.
Somewhat sweet on the palate, but not too much so, with medium-full body and somewhat lively carbonation.
Overall, this is an excellent "dark tripel." Really enjoyed drinking this and finished most of the bottle myself since I was with a bunch of lightweights.