ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Slaterís 50/50 HB. Strong nose of banana bread, cloves & spices. Itís a clearing brown with minimal head. Taste follows the nose, very sweet and full of bananas & Fall spices. Decently long finish.
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty beer with an incredible palate. A very sweet palate with a fruity type taste.
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick taste .. slightly malty. A small taste of alcohol. One of my current favorites.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed at 50 degrees. Pours with decent white head and smells of molasses. Sweet flavor, but not complex. Doesnít have the body to match the smell and style. Decent beer.
Unm4rk3d (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber pour. Sweet raisin, licorice, toffee aroma. Light sweet taste and slightly bitter.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the tasting room in Ft Bragg and from 75cl. (draft & bottle compared favorably). Big aromas of rising bread dough, peppery spices, and fruit. Nice malty flavor with bitter chocolate, a little piny bite, and an herbal finish not present in the aroma of very faint dried Italian herbs. I donít think there were any herbs in the beer, but the combination of yeast and hops lent a nice herbal quality. More than just a "gimmick" beer meant to attract jazz fans, as I have heard some comment.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet smelling spice aroma, light brown head that dissipates quickly, rich soft brown color with a hint of orange when held up to a light, light carbonation. unique taste I canít quite pin down but itís a really nice drink. Nice almost heavy (in a good way) spice taste, that stays with you with a warm finish. Iíll be sampling this one again.
alassio (76) - USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried it on tap along with an Allagash Odyssey at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio. The Allagash was spicy and complex but with very thin body. This Bro Theo was caramelly sweeter, but less complex, and really not all that sumptious in body either. Itís disappointing to have to try so hard to try and enjoy something in an itty bitty snifter. I wouldnít get it again. Kept wishing I had simply gotten the St. Bernardus 12.
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer makes me want to sing long drawn out jazz songs. It makes me want to drink more of it. This beer is a great example of great Belgium Abbey Ales. Gonna sneak one back to England with me and share with other like minded friends.
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not a big fan of this interpretation. While it did have the requisite bananna and other fruit ester notes, there was an annoying funkiness that I canít even really describe. Worth a try, but not a second buy.