gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark brown with big creamy head. raisin and spice, with a dry finish
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Bomber via trade thanks to akbeerfiend.
Pours a deep clear reddish amber color with a well-formed white head and some good lacing.
Aroma is markedly Belgian and yeasty with sweet malt, spices, candi sugar, and fruity notes.
Flavor is similar to the aroma. Sweet caramel malt, toffee, and candi sugar, along with lots of spicy Belgian yeast and dried fruits. A little sweeter than I’d like.
Decent palate, medium-full bodied with a good carbonation level.
Overall this is a reasonably good effort from "K-Dogg" (weird name for a guy in Alaska to call himself).
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 29, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine grey head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, nice sweet esters, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, sweet fruity esters, nice balancing spicyness, light biterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hannont, thanks man. Clovey, yeasty aroma, lots of raisin, grains, very herbal, juniper. Big, spritzy, rather sweet/cloying flavor, kind of unbearable. Very underattenuated. Can’t enjoy this much at all, which is a shame, as MS does so many incredible beers.
brokensail (10804) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is clear amber in color with an off-white head.
S: The nose is fairly typical for a dark Belgian beer. Dark grapes, miscellaneous red fruits, and raisins. A nice spiciness to it, yeast, and candi sugar. Nice dark maltiness to it as well.
T: Starts off with a solid malty flavor and a subtle roasted note. There’s also a really toasty flavor to this beer that is certainly different. Lots and lots of dark red fruits as well as some of the more typical descriptors like raisins and spice. Really strange and all over the place.
M: The body is medium to full with a moderate carbonation.
D: Not exactly what I look for in a Belgian Abbey ale, but not terrible, I suppose. A bit too sweet for me.