CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer, and a richer version of Abbey as the description tells you. 9.4% alcohol... Woooooo. If they sold this at the liquor stores I’d buy it all the time. It’s only available at the New Belgium Brewery, and make sure to give it a try if/when you go there.
BuckeyeBoy (5641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes 22oz bottle pours out a hazy orangish golden topped with a fluffy white head. nose is belg yeast spice pit fruit sweetness along with some spice. Taste is more of the pit fruit some belg yeast esters and a nice sweetness.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"another very nice beer from New Belgium. Full feel, thick head. lots of yeasty breadiness, candi sugar, and malts in the aroma & flavor. lingering hop/dark fruit finish.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep Red, clear, sediment on bottom, great carbonation, light but not too fizzy, aroma of raisins and grapes balanced. Tast plum prune and malt balance. Perfect mouthfeel on the malty sweet backbone. Great brew
hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 7-13-2011. This bottled beer has a medium sized fizzy ivory head, copper transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, caramel and fruity. The taste is sweet, malt, caramel, fruity, and lightly tart. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very tasty beer with a nice warming effect. The various flavors blend together very well thus making for an enjoyable beer to drink and rate. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
alexsdad06 (8726) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear amber brown color with a small quickly disappearing off white head. The aroma and flavor have an overall fruity character, raisins and dark fruits, yeast, caramel and additional sweet malty notes, alcohol is pretty well hidden, but does warm slightly.
jkwalking05 (4567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) 22 oz bottle. Brownish red in color with a light creammy colored head. The smell is yeasty, sugary, fruits, apples, estery. The taste is fruits, alcohol, yeast, very beligan. Good, but I was sort of expecting more.
HuskerTan (1564) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Dark fruits, molasses, roasty.
A- Dark red color, clear liquid, minimal head.
T- Dark fruits, coffee, nutty, raisins, spices.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, rich finish.
O- Not bad. Maybe a bit heavy.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by somebody after Jackie-O’s 8th Anniversary.. Mostly clear dark brown, more red color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Smooth, soft carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger body. More sweet in the end. Dark tropical fruit, light nuttiness, some toastiness, raisins. Ok grand cru. A bit soft, and bit hot. Not complex, all dark malt, lightly hot.
JStax (4992) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle shared in the hotel room. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, figs, and a bit of light spice. Taste is sweet and darkly fruity. Bigger body and medium carbonation.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to a trader. Pours nice deep chestnut with a medium, frothy, white head. Aroma has nice esters, raisins, plums, hazelnuts, a touch of coffee. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lovely caramel, dark Belgian sugar, liqourice, raisins, plums. Lovely elegance. Good bitterness with this soft coffee note. Warming finish. Top class.