TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark brown with frothy tan head. Aroma of dry red wine. Flavor dominated by slightly sour grapes, quite boozy, and reminds me more of a dry, red wine than an ale. I expected more.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
typical belgian aroma banana, yeast slight alcohol aroma. pours dark with lasting tan head and good lace. taste belgian twang to it,malts, fruity, slight alcohol. carbonated medium body, slight bitter, dry finish
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose has some of the house yeast along with the fruitiness. All of the flavors blend so well that nothing stands out. A little licorice in the background. Its moderately sweet, balanced with some bitter black malts. The finish has a dry texture. Mainly malts dominate. Very likeable, but too pricey. ($$).
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty malts...very faint smoky note...a touch of molasses. Flavor is very malty with notes of fig, molasses, dark fruit, wheat, anise and the faintest bit of smoke...light spicy hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a fruity/roasty finish.
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with light colored thick foam. Aroma is a bit subdued with banana, clove and dried fruit. Taste is malty dried fruit. A bit sweeter with more molasses as it warms.
More beer please...
Errl (1462) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is dark black, with a tan cream head..Nose is banama, malts, barley, hops, spice, cinnamon, vanilla...Taste is banana, spice, bready, malts,caramel..Palate is fruity, malty and sweet
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Taproom No. 307 NYC. Pours a deep brown with lasting head. Rich aroma, complex malt, fruity notes. Flavor is savory with complete malt backbone. At 8.4% ABV the warming alcohol mouthfeel is present. Finishes sweet and rich.
---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Dark fruit and light yeast aroma. Dark fruit and yeasty flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. dark fruit and yeast lingers with light earth and light malt.
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Fruity dark Belgian yeasty aroma with caramel and raisin. The flavor has raisins, toffee, toasted malts, dark fruits and a light lingering sweetness. Good stuff.
obguthr (3634) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Candied plum and currant nose. Mahogany, thick tan head, no lace. Charcoal and currant initially, but candied plums burst in suddenly. Faint maraschino cherries also present toward the end. Finishes far too warm for my taste. Medium body.. I had expected more body, but I thought this was an imperial stout, which clearly it is not. Reminiscent of St. Bernardus’ Christmas Ale. It isn’t quite as good, but it’s a more than suitable surrogate.