bpar73 (470) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark ruby red pour with an off white head. Dark fruit, dry cherry wine, candy sugar sweetness playing off a bit of dankness in the taste and the aroma follows suit. Exceptional quad.
andyhwcinc (1439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a stormy late spring night. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to try this. Appearance is a very cloudy dark brown with a rich light tan head. Aroma is abundant in clove, Belgian yeast, dark fruit (plum), smell is pretty nice. Taste is heavy on raisin and dark fruit, finish is dry, moderate carbonation, light sweetness. This is a good quad.
HoppyScallywag (69) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet aroma. Sweetness bursts onto the tongue and then various flavors reveal as it smoothes. It's certainly sweet, but not overly. It's enjoyable.
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fakebeersnob (150) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Weird that for whatever reason I do not get much scent from this. Cannot say "notes of..." anything. Not unpleasant smell, just more lacking. Appearance is very dark with a tan head. Held to the light you can see a dark ruby hint to it. Very smooth. Cannot really taste the alcohol so much as feel it. A bit of carbonation on the tip of tongue upfront but middle to end is just smooth. I love Belgium trappist beers, and though this is not one, it immediately makes me think of it. One I cannot point out hints of anything in particular, but I don’t care as I just enjoy the heck out of it.
STLGoldendog (49) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours big carbonation with dark caramel brown appearance. Sweet palate with a medium body. Tastes of dark fruit with a boozey aftertaste. Very tasty
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Three Philosophers is my favorite beer from Ommegang. It has a nice complexity to it and it is rather smooth to me for being a strong ale. I drink it and don’t really feel a 9.7 ABV beer when it is going down. I’ve had several of these and it is one of the few beers I buy regularly.
andrewje41 (426) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle pour. Pours dark ruby with a fizzy disappearing head. So much dark fruit here. Plums and a little cherry. Bold flavor, but a little sweet at the same time. Finishes semi sweet fruit sugar. A lot of flavor in this. Quite impressed.
sawbuck (325) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full aroma of spices, candies and peppermint. Beautiful brownish red color. Tan head is full and lasts forever. Carbonation bubbles up like a volcano. Rich sweet, spicy candies up front. Notes of raisins, a other fruits. Followed quickly with an alcohol burn and bitter hops with roasted malt notes. Finish lingers...mostly bitter...but warming. Solid
BGangawere (2) - - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic beer. Honestly one of my favorites. Tastes best after dinner or at night after a long day with a favorite cigar. Seeing cherries suspended throughout gives it a look unlike any other.
FriendOfBeer (87) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste of prunes, raisins, banana, clove. Very complicated beer. Malty and bitter. aftertaste. Booze is barely noticeable.
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