JHunter (675) - 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
Beerathon (952) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown, Belgian yeast is evident, dark fruit flavors (raisins?). Very average.
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at alibi. Hazy, muddy brown and no cap. Aroma of raisin and caramel, soy. Taste is sweet and tart. Chewy mouthfeel, tangy.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy amber color with no head. The aroma is lightly fruity. Good body strength, a bit of malt flavor, sweet beer, with enough balancing bitterness, fruity, but not much character.
A typical example of American attempt at strong Belgian ales, I would say.
pictoman (367) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Murky orange-ish brown with no head. Aroma light toffee, some alcohol, slightly metallic, hint of caramel and vanilla. Taste of belgian yeast, some caramel malt and mild alcohol. Light body, lacks finish.
RD400F (158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hmm...bottle to small wine glass and well....the head just disappears. Color is a cloudy orange.
Aroma is booze, booze, booze. Not a lot of esters, faint cherry, banana, medicinal notes. Slight band-aid. For the strength it’s too subdued, for the style.......hmmmm....
Taste...what the fuck am I drinking. Sweet alcohol water I guess, with a scrumptious banana and band-aid finish. Lots of vegetal tastes too like broccoli and spinach...and this is odd, but, ketchup. There’s also a really off putting strong metallic taste. Yum.
Palate...watery, super boozy rocket fuel and CO2 way too low for the style. Boys, this is not a porter, it is a Belgian Strong ale. WHERE IS THE FUCKING FIZZ?
Overall I’m extremely disappointed especially considering that these guys usually make some pretty solid and really enjoyable beers. Nothing close to a Belgian Stong ale and I hope they improve this. First drain pour.
stantheman (565) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Hm..a medium orange amber beer. Sweet and malty and a bit fruity. Solid stuff.
Drake (7943) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a thin head. Poor retention. Aroma of toffee, banana, herbal hops. The taste is the same. Thin-medium bodied, fairly boozy.
pintbypint (2381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Medium brown colour, general haze and some yeast floaties near the ned of the bottle. Thin beige cap on top and no lacing.Nose has caramel, bit of chocolate and fruity alcohol notes. Taste has chocolate malts, caramel notes, brown sugar, trace of hops. Bit of dark fruit, chocolate and toffee at the end, slight yeast note. Mellow alcohol note for an almost 10% brew. Pretty good and worth checking out.
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip
Spicy, Apricot, toasted malt, orange rind, pomegranate, clove. Deep red with a creamy tan head. Sweet and yeasty with some hay and wood.
Ferris (2017) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bubblegum, cherry, raisin and dark sugar. Clear amber with a thin brown head. Dark sugars, cherry, marzipan and raisin. Nice and typical, but for a local I have to give props.