rajendra82 (952) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classy packaging of a tin with corrugated cardboard padding, which ensured that the beer was well protected from light and shocks. The beer looked deep copper when pouring out of the corked, and caged, 22 oz. bomber, but it looked nearly black in the glass. The head was quite small, but lasted a while, and left a solid sheet of lacing on the sides of the St. Bernardus goblet. The smell was apples, cherries, pears, and raisins, with a touch of allspice. The taste was very fruity as well, but the sweetness was balanced out by yeasty dryness and spice, and the beer was not at all cloying. The balance was outstandingly drinkable. The mouthfeel was light ,and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish had some brief spicy notes before tit faded. This was a quality beer in all aspects.
italianjohn (2314) - 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 (6306) - 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 (14744) - , 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 (1550) - 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 (6713) - 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 (13598) - 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 (3480) - 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 (3300) - 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.