Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is like iced tea, then beautiful liquid amber leaned into the light. Light tan head.
Aroma is semi-sweet with a mellow crisp that conveys freshness.
Medium mouthfeel with a nice light creaminess floating around after swallowing.
Taste is malt-forward and semi-sweet at colder temp, but warmed up it becomes quite sweet. It's quite agreeable when ice cold, but I prefer it after it has warmed up for the syrupy quality and intense sweetness it develops. A definite Belgian quality comes through.
Overall: A sweet, malty ale that has clear Belgian qualities, is unapologetically sweet and will always be on my repeat-purchase list. A wonderful value at $9 in the 750ml bottle.
eduardovl (1357) - 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 (554) - 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 (151) - - 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 (1690) - 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 (1537) - 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 (2735) - 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 (856) - 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 (795) - 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.