Iphonephan (5277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Toffee and cherry notes. Tart finish.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark maroon brown with three fingers of course light tan head. Settles relatively quickly with sparse lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fig, mild stone fruit, alcohol. Flavor is mild fig, date, stone fruit, caramel malt, toffee, bitter, alcohol and apple in the finish. Tastes pretty authentically Belgian. Moderate to soft carbonation, medium body, and clean texture. Fruitiness and alcohol really come out as it warms up. A tasty belgian beer.
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly nothing wrong with it but also not particularly complex or interesting, which I expect from both Ommegang and anything "Belgian-style".
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark brown big head lots of carb. Smells tastes of belg yeast spices has dark fruits in it raisin prune etc. good stuff. I wish for a bit more but what u going to do.
marcus (8276) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a tan head and a treacle, dark fruit and coffee aroma. There is a sweet dark fruit and malt flavor with a ddry carbonated finish.
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is dark amber with egg shell head. Taste is sweet with a lot of fruit. Good beer.
bhensonb (13204) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark fruits - raisin/prune - with a lot of dark malt accompanying it. Not pulling out hop? Med + body. Flavor is dark malt, definitely raisin/prune, with a little alcohol burn down the gullet. Seems to have some yeast/spice input - little bit of fruity ester. Maybe even some chocolate towards the finish, which is not excessively sweet. Quite delicious.
TheBeerGod (5749) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Opaque dark brown with a medium, dense brown head. Aroma is ripe dark fruits, Belgian yeast, candied fruit, soft spices, toasted grains and sweet malt. Taste is ripened dark fruits, candied fruit notes, yeast, sweet malt, caramel, toasted grains, dark bread, cocoa and soft booze. Body is medium-full with a moderate, creamy carbonation and mild warmth. Light stickiness as well. Finishes with more dark fruit notes, candyish notes, toasted malt, dark bread, yeast and soft boozy notes. Tasty!
Jow (3025) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
New years eve. Pours reddish brown with small head. Nose of dark fruits, toffee, licorice. Tastes of plums, figs, cherries, earth, leather, woody, toffee, and pretty yeasty. Slight brandy warming and light sweetness. Pretty delicious for the weather and occassion
BroSpud (1943) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle. Dark pour with a creamy tan head. Nice looking and flavorful brew with alot of dark fruit flavors which mask most of the alcohol taste from the high ABV.