scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a once-in-a-while treat that has a great amount of flavor. Pair with burgers, fish and chips or brunch.
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 2015, drunk at home out of an Orval glass. Pours cola looking brown, clear, off white head which dissipates to nothing quickly. Aroma is pretty stunning. Big floral, fruity Belgian yeast, prune, raisin, plum, caramel, candy sugar, slight herbal. Taste, is tangy slightly bitter earthy hop, caramel, prune, raisin, fig and dark dried fruit, candy sugar. I often like American versions of Belgian beers, because of the clean lines. They are always big, very well thought out, perfectly brewed, sometimes lacking the blurred funky bombastic edges of Belgian beers, but you can pick out each flavour exactly. It’s all perfectly showcased. On the finish there’s some really tangy earthy slightly bitter hop.
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355cl bottle home, poured a light brown amber colour with a off head. nose of sweet malts, caramel, and a hint of raisins, some red fruits in the back, bread, and a slight cacao note. fairly sweet
drmet (515) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-pours a clear ruby with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,beige head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-plums,raisins,figs,caramel,toffee,str to high carbonation
-light to medium body
I was surprised at how close this comes to Belgian Dark strong ales.
Comparetively this lacked a bit of body
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet malt aroma with an underlying order I couldn’t place. Reddish brown color with a short lasting head. A very pleasant taste of sweet malt, pepper and fruit. Medium body with a slightly sweet metalic.
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, medium off white head. Sweet malt with a mild sourness to the aroma. Medium body with sweet malt, pepper and fruit flavor and a medium finish.
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Fujimo2000 (29) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour rich brown with caramel lacing. Aroma is raisins, prunes and cloves. Taste is sweet as most Belgians. It’s a great drinking beer.
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany in color with an off white head. Aroma strong in raisin, ripe plum a hint of cinnamon toast. Tastes exactly as I thought it would, more dark fruit, perhaps notes of caramel. But the finish was like a flat cola...a bit lingering with the alcohol too. Just never could get it together.
Chalumeaux (567) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 750ml bottle dark amber brown with an off white lingering head. Aromas of red fruit bread clove and alcohol. Taste is similar with hints of caramel and and nice lingering alcohol finish. My only issue is that it’s a tad sweet.
WillRunForBeer (1696) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by Chalemeaux. Thanks TJ! Pours medium dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is honey, raisins, clove. Flavor is caramel, brown bread, raisin, a bit of clove and some fruity esters in the finish. Good, but a bit sweet overall.