mensch (242) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s like a spiced mix of the Abbey and the Grand Cru. Cinnamon and raisin aroma. Sweet brown sugar malt, all the dark fruity notes of the regular version. Add a subdued funkiness, and finishes dry and peppery. I love it, but would like a whole lot more funk.
yrstruly (332) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red brown with a fading tan head. Aroma of cherries, cola, raisins, banana, some muted spices. Taste is clean and malty up front with some dark candi sugar. Clean finish with a bit of caramel character.
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Daily Pint. Hazy ruby red color with a two finger dense light khaki head with solid retention and very nice lace. Aromas of dark fruit - raisin, plum, berry - with notes of clove, pepper, caramel, toast and candi sugar. Flavors are similar, with malt, yeast and spice notes; raisin, plum, red berry, pear, apple and grass are detected as well as a slight fruity tartness at the end. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth yet prickly mouthfeel and a crisp finish.
BOSSbrewer (1314) - Arkansas, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had with the boys at Porch Nite. Pours brown with one finger of head. Malty spicy bready aroma. Flavor is malty sweet and bitter. Some clove. Medium mouthfeel. Nice beer.
RevBFG (15) - - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in a tulip glass at Angel's Trumpet. Rich brown color with complex flavors, especially berries. Very good.
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz bottle to tulip glass. Pour is a dark hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty, figs, banana, spicy. Taste is bitter, medium bodied with some fruity sweetness mixed in. Fizzy carbonation which is complimenting and adds another dimension. Nice clean finish, pretty good beer.
troyc (2214) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Mahogany pour with white head. Spicy phenols and light funk aroma. Sweet toffee, nutty malts, clove and dark fruit taste. Average mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Lingering cinnamon. Could stand to be a bit more balanced. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Smooth soft Dubbel, pale breadiness, lots of clove, some dark pitted fruit. Spicier than most, less heavy, smooth. As it warms a bit of cinnamon comes out. Interesitng beer, not too musty nor heavy, less of the breadiness and dark pitted fruit albeit it is there, but moreso spicy. Entertaining.
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Parlor City. Pours a clear dark brownish red color. Large tan head. Nose is brown sugar and earthy. Nice sourness.
EamonTheGreat (89) - USA - APR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged a few months in a bomber. Pours dark brown with a medium white head. The aroma is a very great type of dubbel with hints of banana and cinnamon. The taste is very complex with dark fruits shinning through and more banana and cinnamon flavors. The black pepper is very slight but adds more depth to this complex ale. Overall another great beer from New Belgium's lips of faith series.
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djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Cove. Pours a dark amber with thick tan head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is funk, pepper, and spice. Medium mouthfeel with light clove, fruit, and spice finish. Good.