esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Revolution. Clear decapitated copper. Aroma is spicy and fruity with sweet malts and a hint of the sewer outside. Taste of over-ripe fruit, candi sugar, banana bread and mild nuts.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz pour at REvo. Muddy brown, thin head. Yeasty candy sugar nose, banana bread, chunky thick belgian yeast though. Flavors concentrate around the bananaish yeast notes...a little acidic around the edges...mouthfeel a bit phlemy...
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Kedzie. Pours a deep brown with an offwhite head. Nose is banana laffy taffy and light clove. Some fig comes in as well. Low hops. On tasting, moderate bitterness and medium sweetness drying out. Lighter bodied. Kind of all over the place and lacking subtlety. Light raisin notes and caramel as well. Meh.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at revolution. Amber purplish pour. Big notes of raisins, other dark fruits, red grapes. Touch of orange chocolate and malted milk balls. Good mouthfeel. Fruity yeastiness. Decent
ryanscourt (1153) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red, one if my favorite types of beers in appearance. Aroma has dates, malt. Flavor has a strong malt presence with some dark fruits. A little stickey. Alcohol fairly noticeable. Average dubble. Lacks the complexity and big character that dubbles can be.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried some of TheAlum’s pour at Revolution- thanks, Adam! Pours a hazy orange-brown color with a beige head. Lots of caramel and toasted malts in the aroma and flavor that hit before the Belgian character. Sweet fruits, sugar, and some spice from the yeast. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not bad but wasn’t hitting the spot.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the Milwaukee Avenue Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Met up for a Friday lunch with the STL Crew while they were in town for DLD. Pours a deep brownish pour, mellow haziness to it with a rich hazelnut and nutty glow throughout, copper and brown mix well. Frothy tannish head dies to a mellow layer, laces ok. Aromas are apple, carmelization, toffee, and toast. A touch sweet, mellow dryness and toast, that richer fruit element from the Belgian yeast, lots of apple, some pear. Gentle heat, spicy yeast. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a bit lighter than I expected. A bit toasty and spicy. Apples, gentle spice, caramel and carmelized malts mix well with that distinct apple fruit flavor, a bit tangy, More apples, fruit, gentle heat as we round out. A touch sticky back there. Baclkend offers toffee, caramel, gentle yeast. Fruit dries out a bit as we finish up, more malt heft and gentle spice. Not usually a beer I’d flip over but it was pretty solid. Touch hot for me or maybe just a bit cumbersome on such a beautiful day.
pablo951 (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had it on tap at Revolution Brewery, poured a yellow medium head, with even lacing. It has a firm malt taste with notes of citrus and caramel.