Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub (as "Father Damien"), served in a snifter. The beer is a dark brown color with some ruddy highlights. Medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Rich malty aroma with some dark fruit notes. Medium to full body with a malty character and flavors of dark fruit, molasses and yeast. The finish is malty with a lingering yeast and caramel aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maui brewing; amber color with aroma of plum and cherry. The taste was quite sweet, strong berry notes with the noticeable alcohol finish. Overall, OK beer but compared to true Belgium beers, it does not compete
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Labeled "Father Damien’s..." at O’Brien’s. Hazy copper brown with no head. High sweet nose with a light hint of vinegar. Taste big thick and strong. More crafty, much better, than I expected.
JohnnyJ (5070) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark reddish amber pour, off-white head. Dark fruits, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, light spice, and Belgian yeast. Fairly nice beer, I wouldn’t seek it out to hard though.
decaturstevo (5580) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazed pour with off white head and lace. Molasses and brown sugar. Molasses, brown sugar, abv, and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very nice.
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber to copper. Low head. Light malt aroma. Sweet belgian yeasty aroma. Sweet belgian flavor of caramel, sugar, alcohol. Low hops. Medium
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the brew pub. Pours a deep caramel brown with a small beige head. Sweet nose of candied fruits and caramel.
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Maui Brewing in Lahaina. Pours a thick brown with a thin beige head. Aroma has some dusty quality, aged fruit, mildly roasted with some spice. Flavour of candied sugar, raisins, dates, some spice. Wow! This is impressive and, again, may have gotten extra points for being such an unexpected treat in hot and humid Maui. Worth finding.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Sweet spicy brown ale - malty. Cool crisp dry finish. Very drinkable.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Strong Ale Festival VIP Session. Poured a dark ruby. Aroma of cherry and yeasty bread. Really just average in every way imaginable.