ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, brownish body with a thin, wispy off-white head.
Smell: Spicy aroma with caramel malts, a bit of cocoa, and two scoops of raisins.
Taste: Caramel malt with plenty of sweetness and tart raisin fruitiness. Hint of cocoa. Light bitterness. The high level of phenols along with the alcohol make for a fairly course finish. This is what we are dealing with here, people.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Severely lacks any depth or complexity, and what is there doesn’t mesh well at all. Some beers just plain do not work for me.
unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15 DEC 07, Southeast YeHa. 22oz bottle. Clear dark- reddish-brown color. Sweet Belgian aromas. Nutty. Flavors are like a cheap cola and a handful of plain unsalted nuts. Finishes with a woody hop. Watery hop.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars. Deep brown in color with some ruby highlights and a small to medium tan head. Aroma- yeasty and phenolic, with some fruity esters and alot of caramel sweetness- as well as some dark fruit, light floral/spicy hops and light to moderate notes of ethanol. I am suprised that this is classified here as a Belgian Strong because I thought I had it pegged as an Abbey Dubbel. Taste is yeasty, estery, and mildly phenolic with alot of caramel and moderate special B malt sweetness-medium on the palate, finishes spicy, with a light hop bitterness, and lightly sweet. light metallic hints. Overall I thought this was a bit under-rated, or maybe it is just starting to round itself out. Regardless, definitely worth the 3 bucks and change I spent on the bomber.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber colored with a large head. caramel and bread aroma. chocolate, yeast, spicy flavors. kind of bitter
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
cloudy dark amber, wispy beige head,
chocolate aroma with a light fruity sweetness and a touch of spicy hops,
rich chocolate and dark caramel malt flavor, lots of spicyness for balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Shag (2544) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the greatest Belgian Strong Ive had. A brown apperance with a red tint. Some dark fruits and chocolate appear in the aroma. The flavor is quite sour with some grapes, milk chocolate, lemons, and caramel. This beer seems confused as to what it wants to be. Riddle me this, how is this a Belgian?
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transparent copper amber with a thin-lacing ring of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet doughy malts with a touch of clove and earthy spices. Starts a little thinner with some earthy doughy yeasty notes and mild sweetness with a drier slightly toasty finish. An interesting Belgian strong, but could use a little more body and sweetness.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, and bread. Poured medium brown in color with a medium-sized khaki head that diminished quickly. Cloudy. Lots of large and medium sized particles throughout. Lightly sweet, medium bitter flavor. Tastes of sourdough pretzels, chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, and nuts. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, chocolate finish.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Ruddy muddy medium brown pour with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty malt, cherries, brown sugar, slight cacao, some funky notes, and some maple syrup notes. Tastes malty, spicy, on the dry side, with brown sugary cacao notes and some finishing funk. Also noted were late sesame and cognacy notes.
canary dog (640) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An uncomplicated American Dubbel, but very smooth and enjoyable. There is some bitterness there, but it has to be coaxed out by holding and slowly swishing the beer around in your mouth. A good, solid brew.