TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown with a thick, cream colored head. Aromas of dates, raisins, dark dried fruit, sweet caramel, apple skin; complex. Raisins, fruit cake are the easiest to identify along with a slight hop bitterness. Finishes with a nice, lingering dryness.
It’s missing something in the mid-palate, maybe they fermented it out a little too much. Still an interesting Belgian seasonal.
cattaneopapa (242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from LCBO. 9% alc / vol. Pours a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, nutmeg, and cherries. Taste matches the aroma with notes of bourbon and has a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel.
robinvboyer (3696) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour, medium beige head. Sweet dark fruit, sweet, fruity malts. Malts are quite bready, but a touch boozy. Soft boozy cherry notes, some earthiness, with nice straw, and dried grass. Soft mouth feel, medium carb. Finish is sweet, but also low to medium bitter. Touches of minerals, and some metals, malty cereals, sweet boozy malts. A good sipper, but would benefit from some age.
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of spice, toffee; somewhat thick palate; balanced flavour with a long, very long bitter finish
ametras (929) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Clear dark mahogany with a foamy khaki head. Flavors are toasted cereals, gingerbread, brown sugar, molasses, banana, chocolate, dried fruits (cherry, raisin, plum) and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) with nutty notes. Medium to full body, good carbonation, smooth texture.
TheJester (2244) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Dark, copper brown with a small beige head. Nice looking beer. Nose of ripe fruit, malt and yeast. The flavour is pretty much the same. Alcohol is not apparent. Simple, decent ale.
probstblueribbon (3400) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear mahogany with a pretty decent tan head.
Aroma: Richly malty with dark bread crust, dark dried fruit, treacle, somewhat spiced with nutmeg and clove mainly, brown sugar, like a moderately spicy Dubbel.
Palate: Medium-full body, fairly full, fine carbonation.
Flav.: Richly malty again with restrained spice notes, like dark ginger bread with some nice brown sugar, moderate dark dried fruits, ginger zing, not bad for a spiced beer; lightly sweet with low bitterness and a rich malty and lightly spicy finish.
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany brew with a great head of foam and lacing.
Smells very malt forward with caramel and fruity with raisins and plums. Some spice that I notice. ..nutmeg.
Tastes exactly like it smells. Super smooth, no intrusion by the alcohol. Kinda reminds me of an aged English Old Ale or Barleywine.
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dried fruits spicy and some hops flavor malts caramel fruits dried fruits spicy and hops
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Burgundy brown unfiltered body. Steady beige head. Creamy, sweet. Almost has a cinnamon nutmeg allspice thing going on, pumpkin meets christmas beer spices, but really quite mellow and well incorporated into the amber malts. Somewhat like a big Dubbel as well. I have always enjoyed the creamy, doughy mouthfeel of Petrus beers, and I enjoy this one as well. Brown chocolate, raisin, hints of cherry. Great beer.
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant beer, this was an aged keg- between 2-3 years old if I heard correctly.. Dark Amber .. Solid foam aspects .. Dark fruit, fruit cake and soft sugar .. Mouth was fine, finish was ample ., . Pressure gauge is at 30 psi