Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spooky good. Malts come to the forefront in quite an earthy presentation. Oats? Used quite well. Hops take a back seat combining with the yast to have a smattering of spiciness. Hides the 8.9 with ease. Full bodied and flavored.
johnnysmokes (18) - - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark Belgian beer that sacrifices nothing of its heritage to be full flavored an dark. Hints of spice and fruit.
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thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) clearish medium brown with thick tan head. Nose of dark fruits, fairly sweet, but funky, banana. Taste of ripe banana, raisin, toasty and funky. Kind of weird. Maybe fermented too warm as its quite estery and better when cold. Nice palate though.
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head that quickly diminishes. The aroma is a fruity malt and raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a sour fruit and yeast. Easy to drink a good Belgian strong ale from Ommegang.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, chocolate, plums, raisins, and some dark ripe fruit. Poured extremely dark brown/black in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, vanilla, coconut, dark ripe fruit, slight cocoa, plums, and raisins. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, vanilla, coconut, dark ripe fruit, raisin finish is lightly dry. 8.9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Milltown. Dark reddish brown with a small light tan head. Nose is faint at first--warms up a bit--dark fruits, roast, cherry. Flavor is a muddled malty, cherry, dark fruits.
ghousenNorth (4) - Vermont, USA - MAY 1, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tried this beer over dinner with a bunch of friends, gotta say that for using no spices for the flavor or aroma the guys at Omegang did a fantastic job on this beer. Best on a cold night :)
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Maloney’s. Poured a deep dark burgundy/brown with a large foamy light beige head. Aroma of yeast, wet burnt toast, dark berries, light chocolate, tropical fruits and a slight hint of butter. The body is very full with fizzy carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Flavor of yeast, char, dark toast, burnt strawberries and some tropical fruits. Meh, not bad but the body needs to be toned down some and maybe a touch more chocolate.
SSSteve (3751) - - APR 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. deep brown with a large, lively, whipped, tan head. nose of dark fruits and a whole spectrum of barley ranging from pale to roasted. reminds me of many unibroue beers. lively carbonation gives the sensation of the beer growing in the mouth. foamy. flavors of bitter roasted malts and the crystal malt. missing the candy like sweetness of..say..trois pistoles. leaves something to be desired. not the full flavored belgian strong i was hoping for.
arminjewell (6150) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Falling Rock, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of slightly sour fruits, dark raisin, black cherry, hints of vanilla, some nice roast and chocolate, hints of a yeasty spice as well. Taste is nice with some sweet fruits including raisin, plum, hints of cherry, touch of sour apple notes, hints of caramel, roasted malt, some chocolate as well in there, some spice rounding it out. This was a bit all over the place, but enjoyable.