swoopjones (4905) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk. Ruby colored pour, light holiday spice, scaanda avian notes, bark, heather. Different but good
Bule (428) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle purchased at Beercraft. A little bit of chocolate without much bitterness.
sir__v (412) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: dark red brown beer with medium brown foam and small carbonization. Smell: caramel, malt, sugar. Taste: malt, caramel, with nice bitterness. Aftertaste: malt
SperkeleForce (343) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours black red with a big foamy head. Taste is more to notes of coffee, dark bread, plums and some raisins. First pretty light taste, aftertaste is where the aromas lie. Would expect more taste from a dark beer tho.
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.75 bottle. Dark red brown. Dark fruity, plums and raisins,yeast. Dark malts and some spices. Medium bodied, soft dark bready. A bit of hardish hops, not that subtle. A found this a bit bland, was expecting more from an xmas belgian. But quite nice anyway.
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podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured draught aged 2 years at local Belgian bar. Lovely cloudy amber color with small off white head. Malty and fruity taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drjay44 (2342) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, light beige head, with a bit of lacing, over a clear, reddish amber (SRM 18) body.....nose is light dried fruits including plum, cherry, raisin, with light clove....taste is light toffee/caramel, light dried fruits, hints of dust, finishing dry with a medium bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, mildly astringent, alcohol hidden, carbonation adds a creamy touch. This is a pleasant, nicely balanced, not overly complex beer. It is a lighter take on the style of dark Belgian Strong Ale. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
LinusStick (2700) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blah. A rather tasteless and boring beer. Not much to it. Aroma was very weak. Could pick up some slight yeasty aromas but not much was there. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown with ruby edges and a four finger off white head. Taste was as boring as the aroma. Not much flavor there. Was this a bad bottle? Very bland with a somewhat tart aftertaste. Literally not much flavor. Mild carbonation.
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. Hideous label btw, it keeps staring at you.. Anyway: Deep dark brown colour, creamy light beige head. Aroma of cocoa, bitter chocolate, light coffee, dusty dark malts, just a hint of spice. Flavour is light to medium sweet, dry, quite malty, dark malts, cocoa, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee, roasted malts, light fruity and mostly floral bitter finish with a touch of spice. Medium-bodied, soft and creamy mouthfeel. Good and subtle beer.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Local Option. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruit. Taste of caramel, spice and crisp apple. Overall, great. I would love to try this again.