KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thinly laced veil over dark brown pour, trademark yeasty banana and oats come to the fore. Spicy, chocolate and fruit laden aromas take over on the lively carbonate palate. Some heat but not oppressive. Very tasty and complex brew.
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a sweet dark fruit with alcohol warmth, plums, light molasses. In mouth, chocolate, molasses, woody plums and curacao, with nice warming alcohol, licorice roots, nice. On tap at Prohibition Pig, April 6 2012.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
S: light tan head, dark, dark brown color, with some light shining thru, thin lacing, collar dissipates quickly
A: mild, alcohol, yeasty, malty
T: not sure, slight metallic(had to check to make sure glass was rinsed), rich, but light, finishes quick
O: interesting, not awesome, good, not great
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pours dep brown with no head. Aromas of banana and chocolate. Tastes of banana, fruit and some light cocoa. Body is medium with lots of carbonation. Overall a decent dark Belgian.
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with large foamy head. The aroma has fruit and caramel, along with some roasted malt. The flavor has the fruits and malt, balanced nicely by the bitter hops. Light and refreshing despite the high alcohol.
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of flaked oats, banana, wheat malt, roasted chestnuts and yeast. Finishes with lots of banana and wheat malts with hints of clove. Some spicy hops throughout. Medium body.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dark brown with very nice fluffy head. Smells and tastes of chocolate roasty spices and bit of tartness. Looks very nice has nice head. Nice carb. Over all very good beer could do with a tad less spice it kind of left you scratching your head thinking hmm what’s going on here that’s just slightly off
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Poured a dark brown with some reddish hints. Big tan head, lots of carbonation in this one. Yeast spice in the aroma with a little dark malt. Belgian yeast spice predominated in the flavor. Some chocolate malt and a little dark fruit. Medium bodied. The spice was a little to over the top for me.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Trappist glass at 38°. Color is a dark cola brown with good carbonation and a soft, tight light brown head. Aroma is slightly sweet scent of chocolate and a hint of banana. It has a medium body with a fizzy soft mouth feel. Flavor is a lot like the aroma with mild chocolate, some spice and a fruity Belgian yeast giving it a nice banana note. In the after taste the spice turns to a nice bitterness with some of the fruit flavors hanging on. Overall this is a very good brew.
fireyforce (9) - - APR 6, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle: pours a dark brown color. The head starts small, but will grow so be careful. Head is thick and sweet. Aroma holds notes of chocolate and spice. There is also a bit of a yeast sent that is pleasant. The appearance is a deep brown black color with champagne-esque carbonation. There is a sweet taste to this beer from the spices I think, but it is very complex. It has a full body, creamy texture and a long finish.
My best description would be a heavy version of the Abbey Ale.