dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chesnut amber pour with small white head. Winey cider chocolate aroma. Taste is malty yeasty sweet with hints of chocolate. A really good dark belgian.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle corked and caged...Pours a nice ruby hue with nice thick light brown head. Aroma is spice, fruits, caramel ... and malt. Taste of fruit, spice, caramel, sugar, yeast and a hint of toasted grain in the finish. This beer is pretty incredible and one of the finer american recreations of a belgian strong ale. Moderately carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is slightly noticeable. Excellent beer from one of my favorite brewing companies. Thanks, Exposure for carring it
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: August 03, 2006
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear brown, whispy white head
Aroma: big sweet ripe fruit aroma
Flavor: lots of dark fruit flavor, light bitterness
Date: August 25, 2006
some nice chocolate to go with the ripe fruit, good fig character,
Date: November 18, 2006
Source: brick store
Appearance: clear dark reddish brown, pours with a thick dense creamy head
Aroma: light chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: once warm picking up more aroma and flavor but still light compared to the bottle, bitterness shows after a while
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candied malt aroma, some nice hops also, auburn, tiny toffee head. Tastes of rich booze and fine almonds. Full bodied, well balanced, quite bitter, lovely mouthfeel. Great! I’ve been wanting to try this since it’s release. Thank You IPFreely!
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Bottle (Thanks Frank!) I really liked this one. Poured a beautiful amber brown tone with an aroma of sweet malt. Taste of caramel and malt stand out with a clean finish. Will have again.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark red/brown pour. Very sweet aroma. Very strong malt taste with a warm feeling in the mouth. Very solid beer.
beisen (90) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very classic bottle. Pours reddish brown with a half inch tan head. Malty, bready taste with a fizzy mouthfeel. A little sweetness in it as well. Enjoyable, but a little pricey.
Slipstream (2401) - USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 Malty and sweet, rich taste, very nice on the palate, and the flavor develops in your mouth. The label is a classic - but unfortunately, the beer is not.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nuts, caramel, malt, and brown sugar. That is the appearance, aroma, and flavor. Solidly blended and syrupy with a nice alcohol content. The finish is very smooth and very soft.
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, full of flavour, lots of good stuff packed into the bottle. Raisins, prunes, apricots, burned sugar. A little fizz that covers the alcohol warming. Great stuff!