GadgetGeek (36) - 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.
DonutSeducer (34) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice color, faint hint of fruits in the nose. The taste has notes of malt and very mild fruit notes. Balanced/decent
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured to pint glass. Off white head one finger thick dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Smells malty and of dried dark fruits. Rich deep amber near brown color. Notes of toffee and caramel accentuate the mild bittering of the hops. Has a boozy warmth to it finishes clean. Cheers!
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.
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Dark caramel color with a small white cola head. Smell very nice with all kinds of fruit and malts rising from the head. Flavor was semi sweet with hints of raisins and fruit. Nice mouth feel with a good lingering follow through. One I will repeat in the future.
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.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a light, hazy head. Aromas of prunes/raisins am burnt sugar. This is a big, boozy Belgian, but the taste is smooth and enjoyable. It's pretty sweet, but that's fitting for the style.
Like most Belgians, this drinks better a bit warmer--almost room temperature.
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
norhtcoast brewers must be fans of trappist rochefort. while not expecting much, this ale surpassed my american-copycat expectations. rich warm creamy belgian worthy of "note" (pun intended)