monk191 (896) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a very nice dark Belgian. Pours an interesting cloudy red-brown. Not as dark as expected. Smells great, of tropical fruit, pepper, lemon and cloves. Taste has some pepper and spice upfront, with lots of herbs and the fruitiness coming in at the finish. Sort of like the Trader Joes (Unibroue) Vintage Ale. Had in the bottle from the brewery.
DomD (44) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of cinnamon and chocolate. Pours a cloudy dark brown with tan head. Light bitter taste. Medium body with sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a great Belgian style strong ale.
HeistAlmighty (1123) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle growler. Poured raisin brown, moderate tan head. Aroma is dried fruit and some Belgian yeast. Taste is dried fruit, some sour cherry and light spice. Pretty average body. Overall, pretty good for a new brewery. Looking forward to more.
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma nice blend of chocolate, aromatic hops wrapped in mild tartness. Added dimension from alcohol warmth. Solid.7+
Top: medium off-white, rocky texture.
Base: cloudy amber.
Palate : full bodied, chewy, drinkable with light carbonation. Long finish presented.
Taste: Complex. Big but does not feel heavy. Solid leafy bitterness that was not rough. Plum sauce, apple caramel and hops. Very nice blend.
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear reddish brown ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet dark fruity malt with licorice, molasses, coriander, curacao, very nice. In mouth, a nice dark molasses with coriander, curacao, iodine notes, good alcohol warmth, very nice. OttBottShare Oct 2013.
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-10-19. Hazy red brown body with a small but creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is sweet and fruity, Belgian yeast character. Flavour is similar, sweet yeasty Belgian character, dryish tangy finish, sugars. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Not super complex but pretty decent. Session 1, Cask Days 2013, Toronto
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great stuff. Pours cloudy red with good head and lacing. Prune and raisins. Belgian yeast and some florals in the aroma. Finishes a little sweet. Comes together super well, great for style. Well-balanced. Cask Days 2013.
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid offering from this new brewery. Spicy good Belgian,well received at Cask Days 2013. Good nose.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a lot of banana and toasted chocolate along with some light chewy fruitiness. A fairly pronounced roasted malt component on the flavour along with a bit of chewy sweetness. Some dark rum and molasses with a lingering bit of roastiness as well. Moderate bitterness with a bit of mintiness and some light herbal flavour as well. Lovely - if a bit more roasty than I’d prefer.
Gethinbeer (2146) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a fantastic frothy maple head and clinging lace. Spice malt aroma. Sweet chocolate malt, spice, clove and cinnamon flavour. Smooth velvet sweet flavour. Spicy warm finish. Tasty brew. Not a fan on these Belgian styles but I’ve sampled a few and this one is solid.