LinusStick (3159) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I need to listen to more jazz! What a creamy suprise this beer was. Pour was a dark brown with a constant 1 finger tan head. Aroma of yeast and alcohol. Taste of dark fruit-raisins/dates. Heavy carbonation and a chocolate and brown sugar backbone round this beauty out. This is proof Americans know how to do a good Belgian style beer!
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle: Deep amber w/ a short lived off white head, but fine lacing. Initial aroma impression is whiskey & water. For some reason it smells like Canadian whiskey to me, specificallyl Seagrams. Light plum/raisiny fruit as it warms, then dried figs & dates. Bready malts and also a hint of licorice. Well balanced w/a dry finish, but fruity and malt flavored throughout. Dried dates, brown sugar and a hint of raisiny plum mid palate. Bready malt aftertaste... Just lots of fruity esters and even a hint of roast. Smooth lighter body, well hidden alcohol, tingly medium carbonation. I was not impressed before it warmed, but it gained a lot of complexity and went through many changes as it warmed. The whiskey aroma disappeared (thankfully) and I wouldn’t drink this one under 50 degrees F.
YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 2006: Nice red brown color with a small head on top. Rasions and plum in the nose and taste. All in all medium long lasting. Nice. one.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a small head. Somewhat malty and sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, spices and wood.
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Given as gift (was purchased in CT). Thick brown head, remnants last to the bottom. Oaky and malty nose. Thick, concentrated malty initial flavor with oaky finish with slight hint of sweets. Very enjoyable for the style.
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rather enjoyed this. Poured a muddy amber, sort of a dirty brown color, with an OK head. Aroma was faintly fruity. Flavor was really nice, lots of fruit initially, mainly apricot, peaches, and plums. This was complemented by a smooth maltiness with notes of caramel and faint molasses. Quite good.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich dark amber to ruby with a thin offwhite film of a head. The nose is rich and malty with nice caramel hints. Alcohol, dark fruits, creamy with a little acidity. Well balanced and subtle, while definitely rich. Creamy and viscous mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit too creamy. Big big malt. Rich caramel, raisin, and some significant diacetyl. Some herbal hops. Alcohol is very noticeable. Some acidity. A little less astringency and diacetyl and this would be a really very nice brew, oh well, it’s merely rather good. Creamy rich finish, acidic fruit and some toast in the finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown body with a small off-white head. The aroma is fairly sweet, caramel, dark fruits, light banana and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is lightly sweet, candi sugar, plums, raisins and herbal. Medium body is smooth with soft carbonation and a bit warm on the finish. Nice.
CheersMate (1335) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, talk about creamy! My goodness the palate was great. The texture was nice and smooth, and again was creamy. The color is a dark brown with a hint of red. I thought the aroma was decent. This beer had a nice caramel, and fruity smell to it. The beer has a nice caramel taste to it, but the flavor lacks depth. I only taste the caramel, and maybe some fruits, but the beer is not terribly complex. I also taste an unusual bitter aftertaste, not really anything that adds to the beer. Decent brew, but I have definitely had better Belgian Strong Ales before.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium red-brown with small tan head, no lacing on a tulip glass. Nose is Belgian candy sugar and apple, toffee. The flavor begins with a candied caramel that turns into a suprising bitter finish. Very, very sweet, almost cloying, but overall well balanced and pretty good.