rondphoto (2301) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Appealing aroma of malt and grass. Clear, very dark brown with a solid tan head cover, wide streaks of lace. Caramel malt and alcohol, both arriving together for a huge taste that moves with assertiveness through a palate where the alcohol is more than enough to balance. A solid sipping ale, needs time to be savored.
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep burgundy colour, good carbonation, white foam. Interesting aroma, yeast, spicy hop, some booze, hint of cherries. But to be honest the taste is a bit disappointing. Overly boozy. Muddled yeast. Cherries are there, not overpowering, but there is something a bit cloying in there. Can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but there’s just some lightness of touch and balance missing which makes it rather hard work.
Calisky (1146) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune, reflets ambrés; forte mousse beige cremeuse. Nez de fruits noirs et prune, note maltée. Gout de fruits noirs, prune, figue forts sucrés, sucre candy, note de malt et alcool. Corps bien épais et petite pétillance.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with a good bubbly head, on a gassy beer. Deep, a touch vinous, plenty of body, lightly spiced, berries. A find drop. Boozy, malty, and light spiced aroma. Crisp finish with a light alcohol burn.
exeter (362) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Pours a very dark brown with a full head, to the bottom. The lacing was to the bottom as well. Thickly sweet of dark malts, nothing roasted. Deceiving alcohol leaves a little warmth.
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged 2012 bottle, opened in September 2014. Fire brick red with a moderate amount of yeast particulates floating towards the bottom of the glass. Head is large, grain-brown in color, and mostly diminishing down to a thin, lacy film. Molasses and toffee are the most pronounced in the initial whiff, accompanied by brown sugar, sugared dates, anise, mild tobacco, and baker’s chocolate. Really mellow, malty flavor - cobwebs, dusty straw, mild cocoa, sticky molasses, raisins, and a bit of alcohol at the tail end. I struggle to find much in the way of the Liefmans Kriek that is blended in with this - perhaps at the absolute tail end of the flavor profile there is a hint of tart cherry, but the heavy malts do a good job of reducing it to a quick, chocolate-covered "cherry cordial" candy highlight. Texture is a bit oily with fine carbonation. Very tasty, but I’m not certain that the blending of the kriek did much in the long term.
MunBro (542) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark amber pour, tan/rose head with no lacing. Flavour is nice, a good sour with some fruit flavours, notably sour cherry. Nice one!
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle Sept 2014. Full smooth, lightly carbonated. Slight sour cherry undertone. Absolutely great beer.
johnnymusky (308) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way solid beer......solid for sure...ommegang just makes great beer.........:-)..........
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium to dark brown hue with a large tan head that is mostly diminishing. Pours with a lot of fizz though and it takes a while for it to clear.
Aroma is sweet with hints of caramel, malt and brown sugar. Hints of Maple Syrup in there as well.
Flavor has an alcoholic beginning to it and ends pretty malty, I must say. Kind of a watered down finish as well. There is a slightly mild dry fruit flavor in there as well - raisins and dates in particular
Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
Overall a decent brew!