alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by b3shine (mid 2012). Pours a reddish brown color with a small beige ring. The aroma and flavor had candi sugar, dark fruits, raisins, plums, some spices, some alcohol is present but mainly serves to warm, and wood. This was surprisingly good.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) brown with tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is oak, dark fruits, alcohol. Not my kind of thing.
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red/brown with a faint off white head. The aroma is lots of port, dark fruit, and some malt and spice. The flavor is spices, plums, and port up front with some strawberries in a sweet, slightly malty finish over a medium body.
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nimbleprop (4162) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, garnet amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose is very boozy, candy sugar, plum, paint thinner. Flavor is also rather boozy, raisin, prune, plum wine, light acid, some rum, wood pulp, dried pear slices. Full, boozy finish.
Rando7 (690) - Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours cloudy medium brown with think tan head. Probably one of the most annoying dipped wax I’ve ever chipped off. Great dark fruit quad-type aroma. Taste dark fruits, raisins, candi sugar, Belgian yeasts, with a hint of chocolate and tiny bit of sour. Not bourbon-barrel aged but almost a sensation of bourbon sweetness. Slight oak. Palate creamy. almost milky with an alcohol burn. Finish mildly sweet.
I didn’t expect a lot out of this but was pleasantly surprised. Complex well done Belgian ale.
dmac (3695) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wax dipped bomber shared with Dean. Poured a muddy chocolate brown with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, banana, bourbon, vanilla extract, yeast. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel, lingering aftertaste with a slight flash of heat. Flavor of over ripe banana, some chocolate, light bourbon, Belgian yeast and bubble gum. Interesting beer, I liked it more then Dean I see.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, port, and wood. Taste is dark fruit, port, caramel, brown sugar, and wood. Solid.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours an ugly apple cider color with an off white head. Aroma is of dark dried fruit, light alcohol, chocolate, wood, light yeast. Taste is light fruit skins, yeast chocolate, dried fruits, bread, and some mild alcohol on the finish.
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque, deep brown with essentially no head. Flavors of raisin, caramel, and, for obvious reasons, very pronounced port—including the tannins that accompany red wine. The first time I tried B.D.S., the flavors were bolder and boozier; however, over the past year, I’ve opened two more bottles on separate occasions, and each time, it’s proven smoother, more balanced, and more complex. This is truly one of my favorite beers of all time. If you can still find this limited-run brew, grab at least a couple of bottles—one to try now, and one to age for another year. This one just keeps getting better.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty caramel, thin sudsy dishwater like head, little lacing.   Big nose of candied fruitiness, a touch of chocolate cake.   Very unusual nose.   On the tongue its like candied bread, candied fruit, zesty, a bit dry, with woody notes.   Taste is very unique.   Its much like a candied fruit cake mixed with port, woody notes, and an assertive vinous character.   Very warming on the tongue, it brings some heat as well. Noticeable alcohol. Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is very port and vinous like.   Strong acidic fruitiness, combined with a woody aspect make this one very vinous.   Enjoyable, and very different! Lingering citrusy caramel notes.