jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a semi-clear brown with ruby highlights and a huge off white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving moderate lacing. Nice looking beer. The nose is immediately Belgian with aromas of bubblegum, dark fruit and some clove. Taste delivers the dark fruit with raisins and figs, burnt brown sugar sweetness and the clove along with a bit of pepper. Mouthfeel is effervescent and medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. A valiant attempt at a Belgian style by an American brewer. Good but not as good as the real thing.
cernjoh (183) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a 2013 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown with a medium golden amber 1 finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is that of bananas. Palate is a medium mouth feel with perfect carbonation for this style. Overall it feels great going down and was good either sipped or chugged :) Taste is far superior having aged 3 years from when it was fresh. i paired this with a salad that had a sweet dressing and this paired very well. Taste is of dark fruits, bananas and a nice level of booze. Overall, this is an excellent beer to let sit for three years. Glad I opened this today. If you have a 2013 I suggest you pour it today, because you wont be disappointed. Cheers!
PugUglyBrewer (133) - - SEP 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a a tulip glass. The head is thin and off white. The appearance is dark brown with a ruby hue. The aroma is yeast, clove, banana, some fig and toasted malt. On the tasting I get raisin and caramel. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and oily. The 9.4% abv is covered deftly.
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber-brown with a big, rich, long-lasting light khaki head. Brown sugar and custard nose. Metallic flavor is, unfortunately prominent. Brown sugar, custard, and ripe red fruit flavor. Full, soft mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol heat.
Zuko (13) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark hazy brown with a mild off white head. One of my favorites, but not quite as great as I remembered. Leads with a strong caramel malt, but finishes a little too sweet. Carbonation is just right. You can taste the high abv, not as bad as it could be though. Overall great beer
mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl bottle. Dark caramel pour with a medium height tan head and visible carbonation. Notes of caramel, dried fruit, figs, red grapes, a bit of rosemary, prunes, subtle chocolate and a metallic bitterness. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.
andrepintado (2715) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at catraio. Copper to brown color. Medium beige head. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Aroma is malty, dried fruits, fruit, caramel.
cmacklin (846) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with a small, fizzy, tan head that diminishes to an outer ring which laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit and spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice and alcohol in a dry finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber, thin off white head. Aroma of raisin, herbs, fruit, figs. Taste was sweeter, some alcohol, slight spicy/pepper finish.
Tjeerd (247) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and strong beer but not with the playfullness and fruity complexity of the belgian abbeys. Full taste but too much abv-domination. Mouthfeel and aftertaste reasonably good but not great.
geologyguy (1327) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smell is complex, deep and tasty but have to wait for it to sit a while to gain enough to smell....not very aromatic otherwise...taste is dark fruits and light banana... heavy medium sweetness, finishes drier and more straightforward toasty malt...lightly hot alcohol, touch of oak taste in there too...smooth and good complexity