biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee and plums dominate this dark, rich brew. Had it in a rather dark bar, so some of the visual aspects not apparent. A pretty good Abbey ale, however. North Coast is still possibly my favorite brewery, and this beer is no exception.
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy brown pour from 12oz bottle. Half finger of foam. Fruity nose with orange. While cold, notes of dark fruit, alcohol warmth, and worcestshire. As it warms you get apple, orange, and cherry. A bit thin but complex.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pen & Paper Log (Aug 2012)
Aroma - dark fruit dominates (that sort of fig/plum-like aroma, some berries, a vinous like quality)
Appearance - clean brown body, with an off-white head
Taste - is sweet with a presence of caramel, caramelized sugar, dark fruits (plum, raisin, fig)
Palate - body is medium, texture slick, the carbonation is average, finish has a vinous and warming quality, long and smooth/bitterness also appropriate on the sides of the tongue
majormoon (5) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark amber color, a bit of sour flavor that augments the smoke in this. Strong but not overpowering alcohol, really well balanced.
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luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml in Washington. Ruddy black, tall tan foam. Soft sweet, deep black caramel malts. Toasted sugar, molasses. Sweet smooth body. tartness to the sugar, gorgeous finish. A very nice beer for an American Belgian style.
LarryBeast (483) - - 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 (150) - 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 (265) - 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.