Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I poured this one from a 750ml corked and caged brown bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
A= This ale poured a super clear, dark mahogany brown color with ruby highlights. The beige head rose over an inch with a medium strength pour. Steady carbonation release.
Lots of lace stickage on my glass.
S= I smelled rich malt, dark fruits, and a sweet boozy alcohol note. Nothing over the top, with the aromatic components in balance.
T= Started off with a restrained sweetness, just a kiss really, followed by some rich and complex malty notes. The esters are where this beer was really exceptional. Flavors of dark fruit, raisins, and figs were all detectable. The yeast character was appropriately Belgian, with the aforementioned esters and some spicy phenolic character coming through. The alcohol was big but not hot, and it gave a perfumey sweetness to each sip. Finish was on the dry side, but with a kiss of malt that made me want to take another sip right away.
MF= Medium bodied with a firm carbonation that still felt pretty soft on the tongue. Not hot or boozy and no astringency.
D= I found this to be a very drinkable beer. The flavor was all Belgian Dark Strong but the drinkability was more in the range of a good Dubbel. A nice tribute beer to a wonderful brewery's 15th anniversary. Highly recommended!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
italianjohn (2311) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish mahogany pour with a thin creamy Khaki head .... Aroma of dark fruity yeast, roasted and chocolate malts, with some candi sugar....
Taste of Dark fruity yeast (figs, plums), chocolate malts, candi sugar, light roasted malts and a bitter hoppy bite in the end .... Has some warming in there from the abv .... Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a solid medium to heavy body .... Finish is dry and bitter with a malty and dark fruity yeast lingering ..... Solid and enjoyable one of their best
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out dark fruits, spices, and somewhat sweet candied sugar. Flavour is lightly spicy, with dry dark fruits and bready malt. Lively carbonation, with medium sweetness and decent dryness. Okay beer - overrated.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Hazy deep amber - brown beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light, superfine carbonation. Sweetish malts, sweetish floral yeast. Light and dry creamy malt. Touch of dried fruits. Light dry finish, little spice. Easy going.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Blue Monk. waited awhile to get into this bottle. it aged nicely. lots of complexity. dark fruits, rich maltiness, like a fine red wine. very nice
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours dark brown, beautiful chocolate cake aroma, a complex sweet character with dark druits, dusty cocoa, toffee, molasses and a warming alcohol presence. Very tasty.
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso. It pours deep ruby with a medium light tan head. The nose is rich,woody,red berry, dried fruits, varnish, leather, jam, cola and leather. The taste is smooth, woody, candy, toast, raisin, earth, warming alcohol, leather, dried fruits, cherry cola and spice with a warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Not a whole lot of depth, but smooth and drinkable enough.
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. Some dark chocolate quitr smooth in the mouth some heat on the end. It’s some esters. Decent but can’t tell you why.
djd07 (3473) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small frothy white head. The aroma is belgian yeast, fruit, caramel. Medium mouthfeel with strong fig, caramel, yeast, and oak. Good.
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle 4/18/14 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-3000th RATING-46° in Ommegang Snifter-Pours brown with a big tan fluffy head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, toffee, and slight alcohol. Taste of the same with some spices and more caramel and malt. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down with a warmy feeling.
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty,fruity and hops but lite. Full of dark fruit,malts and yeast flavors.