neepsntatties (1377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at pFriem. Colour...dark caramel colour much like a Pepsi that’s been watered down a bit. Not much of a head, but there’s a thin wisp of white. Nose...very malty and very "Belgiany", with notes of dark, dried fruits and snippets of bittersweet chocolate (Belgian of course!). Palate...much drier and bitter than I expected, with more dark fruits, especially Zante currants and California dates. The mid palate is sweet with candi sugar and there’s a semi cloying finish with Turkish delight.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sa,pled at the brewery. Clear amber. Sweet Belgian sugar and yeast aroma. Nice. Toasty flavor with cinnamon. Belgian richness and sweetness. Dark fruit is actually complex. Toffee. Dangerously good.
Gription79 (2614) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at brewery. The aroma is yeast driven, estery, phenolic, malty. This is a solid Belgian strong ale.
GothGargoyle (1692) - 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 (2387) - 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 (3611) - 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 (267) - 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 (16428) - 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 (1905) - 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 (7100) - 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..."