TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear brown color with off-white head. Sweetness on the nose, with some caramel notes and cereal grain; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a clear mahogany with a thin beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of figs, raisin, wood, and brown sugar. The taste is definitely more on the sweet side with characteristics of an aged barley wine. Not bad. I do get a bit of a metallic note after the swallow, though.
TxDrewski (8) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Paired well with a cheese course. Palate definitely seems off. Improved at warmer temperature.
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5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Caramel, a bit of a darker reddish hue, thin to moderate tannish head, frothy, spotty lacing.   Darker bready nose, a little toffee, faint dark pitted fruit.   Somewhat doughy, a little mealy.   Bready start, moderate dark pitted fruit, mealy, not as musty or bright as most Belgians.   Certainly comes across as being American.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Caramel and toffee on the finish, dark breadiness, faint dark pitted fruit, doughy, a bit chewy.   Wished it had more musty or barnish funky notes that is common with Belgians.   Like most American examples, more cereal flavors than I prefer.   Still decent.   Thanks Bill!
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Zios. Pours a very pretty dark ruby color that is fairly clear. Huge foamy head response. Aroma is light, Belgian fruit and yeast, touch of sugar. Flavor is slightly tart, no more than tart. Very bready finish, like a loaf of bread kind of finish. Some sweet notes on the center, dry Brett flavor. Almost woody.
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dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Based on the other reviews this must have been a bad bottle. Looked okay, smelled fine, tasted funky in a bad way.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Rosebud Butternuts. Pours very dark coppper with a slight beige head. Aroma is dark fruit with a touch of honey. Makes me think of cola. Fell bodied. Flavor is dark fruit, dark malt and something like aged honey. If you’ve had brown/black honey from a hive - you know it. Finishes rather dry for the amount of malt. Definitely Belgian, though fruity esters are hard to distinguish.
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish pour with a white head. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, pine, metal, and booze. Some pear, banana, and cherry fruit notes. The flavor is boozy and very sweet. Metallic, lots of caramel and brown sugar. Some cherry, raisin, pear, and banana.
drjay44 (2568) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, quickly thinning, light beige head, with slight lacing, over a dark amber (SRM 18) body.....nose is light raisin, plum, hints of floral honey, brown sugar.....taste is mildly sweet throughout, with tones of plum, raisin, fig, finishing with light spice/hop bitterness.....mouth feel light, sticky, lightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds clean acid finish. This is a very light take on a Dark Belgian Strong Ale. The complexity and richness in aromas and flavors are very light. This needs something different in the malt bill, and in addition makes me wonder about a change of yeast. This is not a bad beer, it just isn’t a particularly good representation of the style. BJCP 6/3/12/3/6
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber .. . mild head, lacing is pretty good .. . floral, earthy, leaves, and woody .. . light mouth, quick finish .. . . one of lakewoods tamer offerings
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