whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great color and aroma from 22 oz bottle. Pours nice foam and good veil. Flavoring is OK but alcohol taste is overpowering with faint charcoal, coffee and caramel undertones. Would like to try it from the tap
next. Prefer Abbey Ale to this.
Bebum (358) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, medium amber, tall, persistent head.
Light-medium body, rich flavor, well balance, smooth texture, much but not excessive alcohol heat,long palate.
Moderately bittersweet, just right acidity.
Fruity, kriek character stands out.
Elegant and successful combination, easy to drink despite richness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nijstrom (80) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy, dark amber colour and a dense off-white head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, cherries, yeast, roasted malts and caramel. Heavy sweetness and somewhat acidic. The alcohol is noticeable. Complex, but very enjoyable.
JHeath99 (1211) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, and some yeast.
boozedude (2086) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty and ur mom... brownish pour with white head. .funky aroma..but nice creamy taste
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Ruby red. See through. Fizzy head that recedes to nothing after a short time.
S: Fruity. Cherry, maybe pear.
T: Lots of malt with fruitiness. Cherry, pear. Bitter on the back end. Lots of alcohol heat.
O: My nostrils picked up a lot of alcohol heat. It was not hidden well at all. This really seemed to be an unbalanced mess. I drain poured it.
kespecial (57) - - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delightful. Pours a cloudy brown. Aroma is mostly raisin, fruitcake. Taste is plum, caramel, a bit of sour cherry. Complex and satisfying. Would be too much/cloying by itself, but it’s truly excellent with strong cheese or a fruit/caramel dessert.
ZacM612 (240) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with off-white head. Aroma of fruit, some spice, and fermenting yeast. Decent quad. A little acidity in the finish.
cblado (250) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice brown color, significant lacing. Aroma was very yeasty and fruity, with hints of cherry, raisin, and molasses. Flavor is incredible, a complex blend of malt, yeast, and fruit flavors. Quite simply, words cannot do this justice. I’m looking forward to having this again. Thanks to MeisterBrauMHB for splitting a bottle with me!
dhatton (71) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a luxuriantly dense tan head. Substantial lacing. Black cherry and smells of other sweet dark fruits; raisins, dates, and figs. Warm wave of bourbon scents also detectable. Complex taste with layers of toffee, butterscotch, honey, and vanilla. Cloves and other spices on the finish. Extremely smooth considering the ABV. A beautiful quad...another triumph from Ommegang.
HomerBeerOdysy (45) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - Dark, opaque, 3-finger head that dissipates, red, amber, foamy. OK lacing.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, yeast, fruit, pine, raisin.
TASTE - Hops, malts, sweet, nutty, pine, fruit, brown sugar, raisin, apple.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, bubbly, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing.
VALUE - $10.99 for an 25 oz. bottle - good buy.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Only 2% cherry. Not as fruity as I expected. It’s really just a hint of cherry.