LarryBeast (445) - - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taphouse Grill. Toasted brown sugar, toffee, plum/raisin, Belgian yeast -- hints of something like Nutella. Big and boozy. Nice complexity. Rich, moderate sweetness tempered by a dry, lingering bitter finish.
tightslice (130) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Format: Bottle pour from Whole Foods, Redwood City CA
Appearance: Dark ruby brown
Aroma: Cloves, cherries, spiced and spiked breads, fermented fruits
Taste: Dark fruit skins, malts, alcohol-soaked raisins and orange rind, cloven hooves
Texture: Medium body and carbonation
Overall: A little sharp on the alcohol and fermented fruits... certainly not as smooth as a Black Bro Monk
jehoesefat (214) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great nutty, raisin aroma. Pours clear dark copper with a whitish head. Taste is good but not my favorite Belgian, it ends a little too abruptly leaving an alcohol aftertaste.
bigmak (5) - New Hudson, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft with good carbonation. Nice amber color. Raisin flavor with a nice boozy finish.
fatm78501 (1) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent Belgium style beer with a nice aroma and full body. Smooth beer with no bitterness.
Paincane (54) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body w/ reddish tinge & tan head. Boozy rich malt aromas. Dark roasted malt, fig, raisin & spice notes in flavors. Medium bodied.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy nut brown with foamy head. Aroma a little off putting, esters giving off a bubblegum smell. Tastes better, burnt sugar, caramel, some berry & pear. A little cloying. A faint aftertaste of charred oak which I like.
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dougdecinces (116) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Twenty Tap. Poured a clear purplish-copper with a quickly-dissipating off-white head. Had this side by side with La Chouffe and this one had less malt complexity, but more fruity esters (mostly pear and apple). Of the malts, dried fruits and breadiness dominate. Finished dry and wasn’t quite as smooth as La Chouffe. Still a good beer, but pales in comparison to La Chouffe.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours clear caramel brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is brown sugar, dark fruit, and doughy, yeasty bread. A bit of alcohol burn. Taste is the same, though the burn because a pleasant warmth. Raisins, brown sugar, and a big sweet bready base round it out. Warmth and a touch of heat on the cheeks as it goes down. Fairly thick and medium-carbonated. Not too shabby.
lmatos (4) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A good beer. Dark color. A good aroma and a.good taste. There is an after taste that I do not like