Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock poured a hazy amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, spice, candy sugar and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness, candi sugar and spice with a smooth lingering lightly sweet finish.
djtimeless (221) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out an amber golden ale with lots of head. Smell is fruity and malty.Taste is sweet, fruity, earth, and spice. Flavors of light and dark fruits, lots of malt and creamy funk. Smooth and complex with somewhat dry finish. More like a dubbel or spicey fruity blonde belgian.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, dark cloudy ruby/rustic copper color with golden amber hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy yellowish beige head that slowly fades.
Earthy and spicy aroma with hints of clove, pepper, medicinal notes, alcohol, light and dark fruits. Also a slightly funky earthy grass presence with subtle hops.
Medium body with a good balance of spice, earthy notes, malt backbone, dark and light fruits and sweet alcohol. Clove, pepper and cinnamon spice up front followed by a nice malt backbone with hints of candi sugar, apple, raisin and plum. There is also a slight medicinal syrupy note but it is not overwhelming and actually blends well with the other flavors. The alcohol is noticeable but still pretty well masked at 7.5% making it pretty drinkable. This is a pretty complex beer with some unique flavors and I will definitely be drinking a lot more of this in the future.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco. A bit expensive but hey, a new trappist beer, gotta try it. Pours a cloudy orangish-copper color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, banana bread, dark fruits, mild funk, and yeast. Flavor is somewhat sweet with banana, Belgian yeast, caramel, spices, and dates. Medium-bodied and smooth with a fairly dry finish.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Redlight for the pour. Cloudy brown pour. Nose of banana, brad and citrus. Dryer body than I expected, spicey yeast and smooth malt. Good brew.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured brown with a decent head that faded rather quickly to give decent lacing. smelled like grape candy mixed with a belgian white. taste is like a sweet belgian white with a little alcohol aftertaste.
Dragonfly1 (436) - - SEP 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft- Chef Paul’s. Going against the grain on this one....Tulip glass, caramel brown, no head, and surprisingly no aroma. Taste is a bit sweet early on, but turns bitter quickly and then fades just as fast. Thin palate. Have to say I’m disappointed in this one, lacked body, slightly thin, no finish or definition.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large fluffy head of fine bubbles. Rocky on top with light carbonation. Fruity and spicy aroma with some bananas, yeast and nutmeg. Color is a hazy dark mahagony brown. Light and crisp flavor with more bananas, bready malts and spices. Bit dry with a light bitterness. Finishes dry and fruity with lingering spices. An enjoyable brew.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bananas, spices and malt are the most predominant. Amber color with a white head. Solid brew, smooth and light.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity nose, bananas, apples, light citrus, starfruit with bready malts in the aroma. Pour golden amber with a thin white head. Very smooth, light, bread and sweet malts, spicy yeast notes, with a very dry finish. Great beer!