DeanF (2234) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Has a soda pop like head that is gone in an instant and copper-brown sugar-alcohol body. Aroma is fruitiness due to a lot of fusel alcohol. Flavour is sweet molasses with a harsh cloying finish. This tastes in every way like those strong European lagers the teenagers get drunk on; any insinuation that it even alludes to a trappist beer are not correct.
AncreSteam (16) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Taste is bourbon rum red ale." definitely says it all.
The first hit of aroma is fruit, mostly banana then caramel and malt.
There is no mistaking that this is a Belgian style beer.
Will definitely be having more of this!
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours auburn, fair fluffy head. Aroma of bourbon, sweet apricots. Taste is bourbon rum red ale. Bit metallic aftertaste, itís OK, not great.
sulawang (965) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Pours orangish-brown with lots of suspended sediment, barely any head, very thin layer of retention, several varied speed streams.
Nose: candy sugar maltiness (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, micro-tingly, underlying sweet malt
Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel apple, alcohol bitter-tangy, toffee barley malt, hint of nutmeg
Finish: residual toffee malt sweetness - clean.
Summary: Much cleaner in flavour and roundness than their whiskey barrel aged edition. Very well-hidden ABV.
northropfrye (3124) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper body. Booze whisky tart aroma. This is sour and Iím not sure it should be. Some booze and dried fruit. The whisky really overpowers the ale. A nice effort but Iím not certain it was totally successful
cards04 (2601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice apricot colour. Aromas of barrel, funk, cheese, tart, maybe some sour Apple. Flavours are funk, whisky, some dried fruit, tart finish. Weird for a strong Belgian ale. Doesnít taste bad...but Iím Not sure this entirely worked.
bulldogops (1682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 25.12.2014 Beer 23 in the CC/P49 Mystery Box
Rating #1120 - 06.06.2014 - Wondering what all I traded @foxjunk for these. Clear, amber pour with a foamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is yeast, malts, mild spiciness. Taste is sweet caramel malts, tempered with a spicy edge that really establishes this beer on the palate. Lots of plum, raisin notes. Much better than reviews suggest.
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of caramel, with some sugar and a deep, sour finish. Nice balance, kinda foggy, and plenty of heft at 9.8%.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates quickly into a ring. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, Belgian yeast phenolics and dark dried fruits. Taste is sweet caramel, brown sugar with a bit of carmelization, dark dried fruits like raisins/prunes and some nice alcohol phenolics on the finish. Big full bodied beer a d a semi dry finish make this a great Belgian dark strong... Can only imagine how much better this gets with age.
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Dark brown with a beige head. Earth and cinnamon is smelled. Rich malts, too. Those malts lead. This has a Trappist aspect. A lot of rich malts and yeast. Very soft fruit. Feel is just a little thin. I do like this.