ryanscourt (1071) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at new hope right after the brewery tour. Not a bad beer. Havn’t ever been too excited about winter warmers and this one is prob a little better than the others I had. Syrupy with some fruit. Slightly spicy with some yeast sediment.
unclemike (2687) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cola-like appearance, light, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma of Christmas spices, pipe tobacco and faint citrusy notes. The mouthfeel is just a bit thin - my only complaint. Flavor has the same Christmas spice esssence to it with somee black tea notes and otter malt essence. Overall, mark this one as decent and very interesting.
N3lson1 (633) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased at Buffalo Wild Wings in Parsippany, NJ poured into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful amber color with no head. Smells super sweet. Has a strong alcohol taste, but not a bad strong belgian by Riverhorse!
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Sweet maltiness. Raisin, and other dried light fruits (apricot, peaches). Some spicy notes, i.e. clove.
A: Very dark, mahogany colored brew, with a nice tan head.
T: Basically follows the smell, except with more raisin and more booziness.
P: Medium to thin in body with little carbonation, slight alcohol burn.
O: Not an overly complex beer and for the 8% abv a bit disapointing for complexity but a very drinkable beer.
ffaoe (369) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malt and faint stone fruit aroma. light brown and hazy in color with little head. light caramel malt, faint cherry flavor.
Dacrza (693) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: April 10, 2015... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... OCCASION: enduring what hopefully is the last cold night of the spring... APPEARANCE: flourishing, fizzing, off-white head settles from a cloud-like fluff to a consistent thickness; opaque amber body that allows little light through... AROMA: earthy enough with grass and herbs to suggest Summit hops, with a sightly spicy aspect; the backbone of each breathe is the caramel malt--loses its impact after a few swirls... PALATE: somewhat active feeling on the tongue; bubbly mouthfeel slips to a dry, lingering finish; thick overall... TASTE: an underwhelming nondeScript mix of lightly sweet and bitter--surprising for a strong ale... OVERALL: a straight-forward, alcohol-masking winter warmer that drinks well and right; a beer that accomplishes its goal...
BlindGuardianco (48) - - APR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good malty Belgian beer , quite hoodie and beautiful Head, very nice surprise, will buy again
DocMcGrain (43) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is filled with alcohol and is absolutely delicious. Malty and sweet, this beer is great on tap. I suspect that a few of these would put me on my ass, and it'd be worth it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy dark reddish brown color. Large fluffy beige head. Rich sweet malt aroma has notes of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. Tart toasted malt flavor with more brown sugar and dark fruits. Chewy and full bodied. Notes of vanilla and herbal hops in the finish.
revolution2718 (367) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a bit of head. Nose is very bready, Belgian yeast, spiced note, orange peel. Taste pretty much matches, spiced, bready, malty, some banana esters. Like a bad baba bread thing going on. It's just not very good.
jrodooo5 (1342) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice mouthfeel but otherwise average all around. Murky Copper pour w/ a tan head & decent lacing. The aroma is just malty & otherwise boring. The taste is clean & crisp but I would expect more from a "Belgian." It is quite soft & lovely on the palate but the lack of flavor really holds this back!