JHunter (676) - British Columbia, - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark brown caramel colour with a slim brown coloured head. strong sweet aroma of brown sugar and caramel. flavour has strong dried fruit medium carbonation and a light alc. in the finish
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep muddied brown coloured body with a light copper and ruby glow and a very thin, fast-dying tan head, only a layer thick. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, raisins, malt, earth and a touch of figs and unfinished wort. Full-bodied; Rich caramel and malty flavours dominate with some pungent earthiness and a lot of pit fruit flavours right behind showing prunes, raisins and figs. Aftertaste shows a nutty flavour with hazelnuts and pecans along with a definite citrus characteristic. Overall, a very rich and malt heavy beer with some good flavours, but not as robust and complex as I would have liked. I sampled this tall (canadian style) 22 ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom - Eye Street), D.C. on 14-September-2014 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-October-2014.
nuplastikk (4567) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Filtered amber-orange. Not much of a head. Sweet, but not overbearing, and in a lot of ways very smooth. The yeast isn’t out of control or unruly like a lot of newer US examples. Almost has a maple syrup smoothness. Really mellow, enjoyable. Notably clean. I’d love to try this beer on tap.
AgentAle (715) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is plum, apple, Belgian sugar and yeast. Taste is quite sweet from fragrant fruits and sugar candy, warm liquor finish that is surprisingly smooth. Appearance is a hazy amber/orange with some fruit sediment suspention.
a_sully (152) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown colour with almost no head. Aroma of toffee and raisins. Taste is sweet and matches the aroma.
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Masterkush7 (554) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
. Aroma is toffee, dates, raisins, plum, Belgian yeast. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, sweet and fruity on the palate with a little booze bite on the finish. Taste is toffee, dates, raisins, caramel. Great to see a BC brewery doing a decent Belgian!
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nearbeer (3777) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. says 9.8% abv. Pour is hazy copper-brown with a lasting disc of cream on top. Nose is sweet with dark toffee, dark fruit and touches of spicy clove and ginger. Tastes of dark caramel, prune, chocolate, toasted walnut. Also some notes of apple and banana bread. Finish has just enough dry-spicy yeast to check the huge malty goodness. Medium-heavy body has smooth, medium carbonation and is thinned out by a warming hint of the near 10%. Sweet but never sticky, this is a nice dessert beer.
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown, thin ring of foam.Smells like honey, molasses, and candy sugar. Very sweet and malty, some alcohol burn, and woody hops in the finish. Not bad, but I don’t that this is something I’d get again...
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. nose/taste of raisin, caramel toffee, Belgian yeast and malty bread. Medium body.
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Label shows ABV as 9.8%. Murky copper pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet and candyish with dark fruit, caramel, malt, yeast and bubblegum notes. Taste is candyish but boozy with sweet malt, caramel, bubblegum notes, yeast, hints of banana, dark bread and dark fruits. Body is medium with a light, prickly carbonation. Boozy warmth to this as well. Ends with more sweet malt, caramel, bubblegum, candied banana, yeast and dark fruit.
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Dark and murky, this has almost no visible body and zero head. There’s a sugary aroma, not particularly swaying. This drinks with a soda-like sweetness, root beer, bad syrup. There’s no body or effervesence at all, which doesn’t help this along at all. Not a great first impression. (#5508, 5/5/2014)