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.
TizzleJizzle (781) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a nice frothy tan head. Taste of caramel malts, dried fruit, fig with a sweet finish. Well carbonated, medium-full bodied. All hail Brother Thelonious
PanMarek (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of malt in the nose, toffee, dark fruits. Dark brown pour with thin foam. Medium / heavy body, light fizz and slick on the tongue. There is some yeasty crispness in the middle, but it is dominated by the sweetness. Strong alcohol burn at the end reminds you that it’s 9%.
eduardovl (1359) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle served in a Rochefort Trappist glass.
A: Pours a clear very dark amber to brown color forming a small and very creamy head with medium retention and tons of spotty and creamy lacings left in the glass.
S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of dark dry fruits, caramel and nuts. Earth, spices and brown bread. Hints of grassy hops.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of dark dri fruits (raisins and plums), banana cake, dry figs, candi sugar, toffee, caramel malts and nuts. Roasted malts. Finish is bitter. Great bittersweet balance.
M: Full body. Medium carbonation. Very fruity aftertaste. Lots of raisins and caramel. Persistent bitterness.
O: Great drinkability. Great Belgian style Ale made in USA. Great tribute to Mr. Thelonious.
Bawelt (575) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Miam ! Nez très gourmand, assez corpulent mais pas fort ou éthylique. Du caramel, des fruits noirs (prune, mure), des fruits confits (pomme, poire), un fond fruits rouges. Avec l’évolution et l’oxydation on trouve des notes de noisette.
Bouche assez gourmandes mais pas trop sirupeuse, éthylique ou lourde. Une jolie belge très buvable, aromatique et gourmandes mais qui se fonde sur une jolie complexité très équilibrée. On retrouve les notes du nez avec une atténuation du fruité et plus de malt et de noblesse. La longueur porte sur la levure, le caramel et les pommes confites.
Globalement du velour.
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 (183) - - 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 (1708) - 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 (16) - 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 (1689) - 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 (2762) - 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.