merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Bananas, Apples, Plums
T: Strong Bananas, Plums, Sweet Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
Overall, a very fruity belgian dark, doesnt have that typical ommegang yeast flavor.
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 yr old bottle. Pours dark reddish black with thin oily head. Soy sauce, plums, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, cereal. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet. Medium, crisp body.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark rich caramelly Belgian ale, good spices and tasty yeast flavors, it’s alright but a little common
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a ring of white head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, earthy notes, light peat (very earthy, smoky). Malty flavor, sweet, raisins, with a light herbal finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Good.
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft->taster at BBB Fest-Nashville. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Dark fruit, molasses, caramel, cherries. Nice.
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle 11/3/13 (Binny’s Glen Ellyn)-46° in Trappist Glass-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and slight anise. Taste of the same with spices and more anise on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby and is easy drinking.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice near black pour with good tan head and chestnut highlights. Smells of sweet malt, crystal malt, with hints of lilac and molasses. Flavor is more like grains of paradise, anise, molasses, and rum raisin. Still a little boozy, but that should fade off with age. Very high effervescence makes for a creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
Bengibbs6 (35) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours chocolate/espresso brown with a thick tan head of tiny uniform bubbles. Coffee and anise predominantly on the nose. Very subtle up front with the malt kicking you in the back if the tongue. Nice finish that is long enough without lingering forever.
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jrodooo5 (910) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, wow this is smooth & so delicious! Beautiful deep ruby reddish pour, phenomenal fruity & complex aroma, & a flavor explosion! Outstanding!
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, packaged on 10/30/12, best by 10/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit, molasses, peppery spice, and some coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some tart cherries and candi sugar noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good brew and definitely worth trying. But it’s also a bit pricey at $13.99 a bottle.