beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle. Pours a murky amber with a weak tan head. Aroma is yeasts, fruity, similar to Belgian beers with some white wine and barrel notes on the background. Very carbonated. Taste is winey sour, bitter, yeasts, but rough, really rough... Quite strange.
DeanF (2202) - 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 (14) - - 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 (565) - 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, it’s OK, not great.
sulawang (901) - 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 (3093) - 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 I’m not sure it should be. Some booze and dried fruit. The whisky really overpowers the ale. A nice effort but I’m not certain it was totally successful
cards04 (2568) - 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. Doesn’t taste bad...but I’m Not sure this entirely worked.
bulldogops (1681) - 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 (1592) - 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.