Jow (1663) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Stags Head. This was my sipping beer as I enjoyed a sampling of Colorado brews. pours a deep red and tastes of spice, ginger, caramel, raisins, its fizzy and some boozy warming on finish. Very nice brew for winter time.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Light brown with one finger head. Sweet and malty with a lot of dark fruit and interesting spicing. Excellent flavor and just a hint of booze. Really well done.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 Dec 2013, bottle. pinkish orange, a tad hazy. nose is banana bread and coriander. full body and mildly fizzy. grapes, maybe grape jelly, fruitcake, definitely fruity, some alcohol burn. wow, this is a big strong ale!
raradel (273) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a sucker for Belgian styles... And holiday spiced beers... And high gravity yet balanced versions of the previously stated. So yea, if you like those things, this is the business. If you could say Anything bad itís maybe a little light and dry on the palate. Wonderful effort!
kidmartinek (2964) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy caramel color. Little head. Smells yeasty and carmely and tastes the dame. Natural sugar caramel taste. Very tame for 10%.
jkwood04 (2901) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep brown/ruby with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of spicy yeast, other spices, some dark malts and dark fruits, a little dough and caramel, some sweet malts, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
Xenon (47) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep maple syrup color. Possibly the apiciest beer Iíve ever had. Immediately apparent. Thick malty sweetness with molasses and caramel. Definitely feels boozy. I donít think itís the best Belgian strong ale Iíve had because it had some metallic notes early on but still an enjoyable brew because of itís spice content and well executed malt profile
NikkTwist (1232) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Good Dog. Tulip. Cloudy dark orange copper with a lasting white ring. Very well blended medium malt concoction with some interesting bright top notes. Juicy dark plums. Fig Newtons. Pineapple. Maple wood. Cardamom. Bamboo. Shiitake mushrooms. Black pepper. Liquorice candy. Great blend of dark red fruits with some woody and spicy notes. Nicely complicated.
Miked1687 (452) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Draft at coles. Fruity raisin Nose. Deep mahogany body with a smooth khaki head. Taste is sweet Fig, raisin, malt, spices, and yeast. Long funky finish.
Patrickctenchi (2478) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours super-foamy, whipped tan over cloudy amber.
Aroma is banana cream, yeast....
Taste is old banana, spice...nutmeg....pecans, walnut....malty.
Very soft and gentle feel.
The warmer it gets, the more flavourful.
bth122 (1026) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (4pack). Pours a amber-like color, hazy. Medium head dimished some. Aroma of belgium candy, yeast, coriander, cherry, orange peel. Big taste, medium-light sweetness is balanced with a spicy and warming alcohol note, with just a slight tartness. Complex. Big flavors. A good sipper.