arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red with thin white head, aroma is rum, dark fruit, and molasses. Taste is similar with emphasis on raisin character. Good brew, just not quite as complex as normal abt brews.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught and 12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear deep amber body with moderate beige head. Aroma of raisins, dates, caramel, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, Belgian yeast, dates, caramel, subtle vanilla, and brown sugar.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of burnt caramel,molassas and a little fruity licorice. Taste has that fuity malty taste of the clone it was aiming for,just in a shallower way. You can pick out a lot of the flavors of those great Abbey abts,but you have to concentrate .I wonder if Dan could try this again and just amp it up a little,small batch more expensive
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark ruby color with a thick light brown head. Dark, sugary aroma with a hint of spice. Flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, brandy and a creamy dark malt. Full bodied and finishes with a malty, spicy yeast hit.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks, Kevin. Amber pour with beige head. Aroma is mild with nuts, toffee, dried fruit, a little yeasty spice. Has a sweet brown sugar character to the flavor with a rather off, rancid nut note, breadiness, yeasty spice. Still ok stuff, but I doubt I’d want to drink a full pour of it.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of raisins and a little brown sugar. Flavor is metallic candi sugar, a little light rum, good amount of malt (but not too heavy) and finished light on the palate. Another well made New Glarus brew with an attractive price tag!
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery (New Glarus, WI). Pours a deep dark chestnut brown, some fiery orange edges with decent carbonation, decent haze, a frothy light brown or khaki head that stays decent layered, laces ok. Aromas are a healthy dose of Belgian Candi sugars, plums and raisins, vanilla, a touch of spicy yeast, bakers chocolate. More raisin and dried cherries move into the fold, full flavored with deep sweet notes, growing vinous qualities, a touch of cake, brown sugar. Initial is fuller bodied, sweet candi sugars mix with lightly spiced yeastiness, brown sugar, vanilla, light darker and sweet chocolate intermixed, raisins and plums, prunes, a touch of coffee cake. Quite complex, but sweetness rues the day. More vinous dark fruit qualties, dried fruit, cherries, with a touch of chocolate. I really get some light cherry cough syrup after awhile, something I’m sensitive to and might not come to you in your experience.. the medicinal qualities gives me a double take or something of the like.. probably the biggest flaw for me. Lingering lightly bitter and mellow sweet finish towards the dark side of brown sugar, candi sugar, and lingering cocoa, caramel, touch of vanilla. A bigger beer, fuller, alcohol tries it’s best to hide.. but it does warm a bit. Very nice, Dan. The cough syrup gets to me though.. hmmm. Good, not great.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby amber, sparse head. Lightly musky, easy sugary candi malt body. Westmalle-like body, but with more muted phenols--as if it has been fermented at a lower temperature. Easy muskyness throughout and rather clean. No-off flavors. Sensationally smooth for the ABV% and more akin, in most respects, to a dubbel than to a quad.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/17/10. 12oz bottle hooked up with help from cbfobes. Brownish red pour, wonderful ruby red when held to the light, with a fizzy light tan head that fades fast. Bready aroma with tortilla chips, dark fruits, and Belgian spice. The flavor is sweet, dark candi sugar with roasted malts and a dash of sweet chocolate. Pretty nice, can’t wait to age some.
bpreo (2185) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good, high alcohol content. Great taste. A perfect beer all around. Bought this one direct from the brewery.