johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grassy grape aroma (doesn’t help when the house stinks of grapes already like) and fast fading head. Lovely dark red-copper colour. Caramel and liquorice notes with fantastic sweet finish.
Joelly3d (38) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good beer and quantity, very full flavor with good hops balance. Evident bitterness in true aged Belgian fashion, but it is not too bitter to enjoy, sweet smooth tones still prevail. Has a bit of a harder taste than something like a 90 minute IPA.
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JohnCoctosin (37) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and delicious. Pleasant mocha aroma and flavor. You can taste the robust coffee, light chocolate and malt. Smooth as any beer out there. Brother Thelonious is the perfect fall or winter brew. The carbonation on your palate is just right.
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Wonderful earthy nose, lots of biscuit malt and fruity esthers. Pit fruit perhaps? Deep brownish red color, excellent mouthfeel. Slight sweetness, the malts hide the alcohol well. Brown sugar, pit fruit (apricots?), great finish. A beer worthy of it’s name!
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 750ml bottle to a Trappist glass - a rich ruby color with a marginal head. A malty citrus aroma as well as some caramel. The caramel came out in the flavor as well along with some vanilla and some fruitiness. I picked up the hoppiness at the end. Smooth and chewable. This is a very good beer - maybe a step below Chimay Blue.
GadgetGeek (35) - Snellville, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good first taste of this beer. I drank it while it was too cold but as the beer started to warm it developed some chocolate and fig tastes. Almost no head on this beer and little or no lacing.
PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, Very nice beer, with just enough hops to keep the sweet maltiness "down". Beutiful brown-red color, nice head. A very good American Belgium. A nice warm finish and at 9%, no heavy alc. flavor.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber colour, with nearly no carbonation and very little head. Smells roast with a bit of a nasty acetate edge to it. The palette is thin, and watery, with not much spark to it. Taste is inoffensive, with sweet caramels and a pleasant aftertaste. Wouldn’t be my first choice of beer, but passable.
shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep amber color with a little off white head and little carbonation. To the nose it was sweet with malt and oak. First taste was very sweet and not at all hoppy. As you continued the bottle it didn’t get bittter at all and you almost forgot you were drinking 9% abv, it can and will sneek up on you. I would recommend and try this beer again.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a strange one, it has a very mild aroma and very cloudy dark red/brown appearance with a farely nutty flavor. Quite pleasant, very strong at 9.4% so it is a sipper and not a gulper unless you want to wake up not knowing where you are and with gods knows who. Worth a try if you’re looking for something new to try.