jehoesefat (338) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of raisins and toasted oats. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Deep flavors with raisins and nuts.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) clear, viscous-looking deep brown, not much head. Nose of dark Belgian candi sugar, banana, raisin, rum, complex and sweet. Taste is sweet even for a guy who likes sweet beers. Dark candi sugar, raisin, dates, light banana and a rummy finish. Finishes sweet and kind of thick in body.
weihenweizen (2476) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a Trappist glass. Pours opaque dark brown with big light brown head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, medium body, well carbonated, and thick small bubble lacing. Taste is complex, sweet, yeasty, dark fruit (mostly raisin). Alcohol is well covered especially for the abv, quite flavorful,good dark Belgian ale.
furthur (540) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque brown, slight ring if a head. Aroma of malt, raisin. Flavor raisin, malt, caramel, milk chocolate. Body rich and smooth, carbonation subdued. Drinks like a dopplebock.
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small pour from a bottle. Pours dark chestnut with a large creamy brown head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, spices, yeast. Flavor is quite sweet, light zesty bitter, spicy with stronger bitterness on the finish. Medium body, some harshness and a fair amount of heat. Decent.
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks buddy. pours clear dark brown-purple with a small light beige head, soem retention and lacing. raisins-plenty, westy style, dense red fruitiness - plums, cherries, belgian yeastiness, some roasty caramel, pepper, booze, hint of garbage, chalk. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, moderate sweetness - dark candi and molasses, grassy-spicy finish. good one.
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of raisins, plums, figs, sugar. Taste is of raisins, caramel, roasted malt, sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Pretty fruity. Some interesting roast features. Good.
mathieuc (2481) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with an offwhite head that offers nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits and alcohol, quite close to the real thing I think. Taste is of molasse, raisins and brown sugar. Booze is present throughout but it is not disturbing. Body was medium-full and sticky. A nice classic quad!
tom10101 (4233) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). From cparles, thanks Chris! Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of figs, dates, raisins, candi sugar, molasses, some alcohol and Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins), candi sugar, some spiciness, yeast and a touch of alcohol in the finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Good Belgian Strong Ale. Interesting balance and nice fruitiness.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pours black, big carmel colored head. big spicy yeast nose, malts, dark fruits. very balanced taste, not too overly yeasty, some nice malts, warm alcohol feel. yumm.