Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at the Thirsty Monk, Asheville.
Ironic that my least-favorite during a night of Belgian-styles was the non-native-Belgian? Probably not.
Appearance: Dr. Pepper.
Aroma: STRONG!!! Caramel, dates, raisins
Taste: Again, raisins. Apricots, figs, dates, sorghum.
Palate: My least favorite aspect of this beer. It’s too thin, and disintegrates too soon. Almost watery for something so strong.
Overall: Good, sweet, and strong, but too sweet, too rich. Drink this one in small quantities. Perfect match with a cardamom chocolate, though.
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.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kenny Road Market. This copper-colored brew with a foamy off-white head has aromas of apple, caramel, and spice that carry over into the taste with all the sweetness and tartness they imply. Medium bodied with surprisingly low carbonation. Pretty good.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cola color with little head. The aroma is really nice with sweet toasty notes. The taste follows with sweet malty flavors. A very interesting brew named after a very interesting musician.
Xebbe (148) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
God och rund. Något för söt för min smak. Men absolut en ok öl.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark copper, blood red. Medium head that dissipates relatively quickly. Aroma is roasty, malty, coffee, chocolaty. Great balance of sweetness & bitterness. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, caramel. Some slight astringent & bitter aftertaste. Very tasty overall.
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of caramelized malt. Dark brown with thin foamy head. Good clarity. Bit of an astringency that is characteristic of some porters. Mouthfeel is velvety, heavy. Dry finish. Not for guzzling. Flavor is that of dark roasted malts, dark fruits and nuttiness. Great beer.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice yeasty notes: hints of plum and dried cherries, nutty and creamy mouth feel, little toasty malt and a smooth finish. Like most good craft Belgian style ales, the alcohol is well hidden, very tasty, although missing the deep complexities of some others in this style range.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured in snifter. Decent aroma, hints of dark fruit and sweet candy like qualities, comes off a little sour to me. Appearance is decent, nice dark copper color but head dissipates quickly. Taste is decent, not really reminiscent of a Belgian though as claimed. Heavy on the sweetness with a little more sour mixed. Not quite sure what they were going for with this one.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle corked and caged...Pours a nice ruby hue with nice thick light brown head. Aroma is spice, fruits, caramel ... and malt. Taste of fruit, spice, caramel, sugar, yeast and a hint of toasted grain in the finish. This beer is pretty incredible and one of the finer american recreations of a belgian strong ale. Moderately carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is slightly noticeable. Excellent beer from one of my favorite brewing companies. Thanks, Exposure for carring it