k9coug (107) - USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sipper. Took me an hour to finish. Wonderful for what it is. I just had a 12 oz bottle, no cork, so was unaware it was as good as it was. May have been mis-marked.
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep abbey style beer with a nutty brown complexion and a serious punch. 9.4% alcohol per volume hits you pretty hard after a couple. Smooth flavor that lends itself to enjoying slowly. There is a fruity aftertaste which is almost raisin like but also hart a bit of a tart taste like a cranberry. It's hard to explain but will make sense when you try this beer.
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broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall I wasn’t to impressed with this one. Not to smooth, flavor was a little metallic and the alcohol present was more than I would like. Wont try again.
fezzy (105) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Uncomplicated malts and yeast nose on the orange-ruby brew. Big, sweet malts with strong belgian yeast funk and bubblegum main body, with lots of raisin and a hint of clove and orange in flavor profile. Mostly sweet, but finishes not so sweet as to maintain some palatability, which is quite good considering the 9.4% ABV. A huge beer, but not so overwhelming as to prevent you from drinking more. One of the best Belgians to come out of the United States.
Tommynh (105) - - OCT 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Belgian dark, a bit of a fruity taste and seems like a little fizz but not too noticeable, high ABV and a nice little buzz, smallish serving glass but still very nice
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htzpah (105) - - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at Southside Spirit House in SF. Lovely sticky caramel toasted nose. Juicy chocolate and grape taste. Finishes with a toffee linger.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Smells good and tastes great. Nice, full boddies, and rich. I don’t know if I would be able to have more than one or two of them. Delicious but a little heavy in the gut.
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Took a chance on this one and must say very suprised. Pour was nice brown with a light head. Aroma was strong with spice and yeast. Flavor was full and complex with dark breads and plums and a touch of alcohol.It finished sweet and longl
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crimson brown without much head (slightly tan). Not much on the aroma, maybe a soft roasted, earthy scent. Belgian and abbey are not good descriptors. This is a glorified brown ale. Chalky, acidic, and flimsy body. I guess it’s more about the charity than the beer.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with light tan head, good lacing. Dark fruits and caramel dominate the taste. A good beer for the style and pretty cheap.