Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A strong boozy brew. Some of the spice aroma you’d expect from a Belgian, but the date and other fruit notes seemed a little out of place. At 10%, it brings the expected amount of alcohol notes, but I just can’t help but thing that there is something slightly unbalanced. Overall, not a bad buy or brew just not a home run either...
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is figs, raisins, plums, taste is candied sugar and plenty of the dark fruits. Much better as it warms, but still just ok.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ronher. Pours amber copper. With white head. Taste is sweet and syrup with a slight coffee taste
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber-copper color with soft white head. A medicinal boozy, cherry-like aroma. Cherriers, booze, some bready-roast character; round and sweet ...perhaps a touch too much alcohol in the flavor but a fantastic beer regardless.
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby with a small pale head. Aroma is sour cherries, dates, honey, marshmallow, hint of earthy barnyard. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, more sweet than sour on the palate, hint of booze on the finish. Taste is cherries, bittersweet chocolate, dates, Black Forest cake. Nice
Iphonephan (2207) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 On draft at the New Belgium Hub at the Denver airport. Pours a hazy amber with a thick off white head. Caramel and fruit aroma. Tart and astringent with notes of pie cherries. Sour bitter finish. If it were not for the fact that I had this at a New Belgium outlet, I would suspect the beer was skunked.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. muddy amber with almost no head. fruity, estery, rich aroma of plum, honey, pear, maple syrup, and wet tobacco. flavors has a unique bitterness that is hard to identify. some sort of bitter fruitiness. black cherry, dark rum, plum, light roast coffee. full bodied. its a big, fruity, syrupy, bold beer that disconnects from the quad base idea. finishes with a comfortable warmth. novelty type.
MrFecesious (626) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer share. Aroma of dates and cherries. Cherry dies out soon after initial sniff. Dark fruit and chocolate taste, with cherry tartness. Tangy. Decent beer, but crummy quad.
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a tulip glass. Cloudy reddish hue with a cloud of cream head. Dotty lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral. Dates and cherry, spicy belgian yeast. Taste is juicy, cherries, dates, spice, smooth. Enjoying this a lot more than I expected (and thinking some of these other reviews are unfair). Dangerously drinkable.
48FanInCali (610) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark iced tea pour slight off white head and a touch of lacing. Nose is bready malts and a little on the funk side. Taste is sweet with an abrupt tartness. Not getting much coffee but there is some fruit. Sweet on the back.
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