markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler from Magic Hat. Pours a copper brown with a tan head. Nose is earth, cinnamon, spice, toast, overripe banana, and a slight metallic twinge. Flavor is earth, spice, banana, and some overripe banana with metal in the finish behind a yeast that’s trying to dry this out. Medium in body and strange overall.
two7offsuit (397) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit. Flavor is sweet candied fruit.
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Waterfront Ale House. Opaque dark brown with small frothy beige head, very faint roasted malt aroma, low carbonation, sweetish roasted malt taste with alcohol undertones, abrupt finish leaving alcohol aftertaste. The alcohol taste is too prominent
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown color with an off-white head. Candy like malty-tart aroma. Sugary-sweet (perhaps too sweet) belgian ale taste.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a lot of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma of figs, caramel, dark fruit and dates. Sweet flavor of caramel malts, figs, dark fruit, brown sugar and had a touch of molasses. Medium body, sticky texture moderate carbonation.
deaconmike (438) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Dark caramel pour with a tan head that dissipates to a thin cap; some spotty lacing. Aroma is yeasty, figgy, and brown sugar. Taste follows the nose, lots of raisin coming through. Very sweet. Medium-full body; sticky sweet. Right amount of fizz. Some alcohol warmth present. This is very much a sippin’ beer as it is very sweet.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5308-20130429] Tap. Figgy date aroma. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Super sweet boozy fig-infused toasted caramel malt grain flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting, overly sweet. (7/3/6/3-/12) 3.1
(@ brewery, South Burlington, VT)
SuperTiti33 (817) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune pâle opaque. Presqu'aucun collet. Nez: sucré. Fruité. Dates. Figue. Raisin sec. Caramel. Bouche: sucré. Même saveur qu'au nez. Légèrement métallique. Caramel. Fruit séché. Un peu mince et simple mais bien faite.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, pear, fig, date, caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, dark candi sugar, brown bread, clove, banana, chocolate, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of dark malt, fruit, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, pear, fig, date, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, dark candi sugar, chocolate, clove, banana, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, dark candi sugar, brown bread, chocolate, clove, banana, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark malt, fruit, and yeast ester flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong dark ale! All around awesome complexity, balance, and robustness of dark malt, fruit, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.