GothGargoyle (1589) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reasonably clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is plum, dates, raisins, brown sugar, fig. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet with a balancing hint of bitterness and booze. Taste is plum, fig, dates, hint of salty liquorice.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darktan clear, light caramels, candi sugar, citrus, touch of bread, herbal, lightly effervescant, like chimay a bit more citric, acidic, finishes lightly spicy, alcohol.
BuckeyeBoy (3246) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at pfriem pub hood river. Pours out a cola color with some ruby highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is pit fruit sweetness vanilla wood and some belg candy sugar. Taste is toffee sweetness rich malts and belg yeast.
tcon25 (190) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Stout, a new bar in Seattle. Very dark amber pour, spice aroma, solid flavors but a little boozy.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color, with small compact head. The aroma is too mild, not much comes through. Good body strength, less than expected though; some caramel flavor, with light residual sweetness, but also a fundamental vegetable character; lightly nutty in the final, oily, with some boozy alcohol, and low bitterness.
Despite the name, this has very little Belgium in it. Rather cloying.
Arayaga2 (1876) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany in color with off white head. Aroma is slightly fruity, and taste carries a bit of cherry cola, with a caramelized sugar note. Not as rich or complex as i’d like
slowrunner77 (6703) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"A little too aggressive on the flavor (strong bitter and boozy) without the nuances for my taste. Both bitter and very sweet, fight, chocolate. A bit of a mess..."
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at pfriem - pours clear dark brown. Nose of malt, booze. Taste is of malt, caramel, spices, and booze.
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pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at pFriem Family Brewers. Opaque nut brown color. Aroma is caramel malt, plum, light yeast. Taste is similar, with some hints of fig and chocolate. A bit light in body, but good taste. Does not seem so high in alcohol content.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-brown, bubblegum, some light brown sugar malts, sweet, fresh, phenols, not bad but fairly std for the type.