sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Chicago (obviously). Pours a clear, light brown. Little head. Light yeasty aroma, hinting of sweetness to come. Which it does. Sweetness upfront, yeastiness, with some light spice throughout. Full bodied. A bit too sweet overall.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at the place. they’re putting this out currently under the name ’belgian strong pale ale.’ headless, served slightly warmer than cooler temp, which was nice. smelled of belgian esters and malts. tasted similar. mayb have been a tad too sweet, but hat’s how you get that 10.5 without even noticing the alcohol. pretty good, i’d definitely have it again.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: Tasty and sharp Belgian Strong Ale.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body with a long-lasting off-white head.
In long: Quite a bit of honey flavour in this beer. Full sticky body. Carbonation was appropriately a bit more lively carbonation than most of their other beers. Lots of dry and citric hops in the finish. Some orange peels. Light acidity. Overall pretty sharp and almost aggressive. Probably the best beer I had at this brewpub. Nothing great but it made me glad I visited the pub, it wasn’t the first time I hit Rock Bottom, the first time was when my girlfriend dumped me, I lost my job and I was doing little tricks in a dark alley to get some food.
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly good belgian ale. Alcohol is hidden mainly by lots of sweet flavors. I tend to prefer the dry belgians but this is still pretty good. Comparable to Three Floyds Alpha Kong IMO, taste wise at least.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Fest ’08. Golden yellow haze, with some fluffy head. Bubbly taste of yeast, spice and citrus. A typical tasting Belgian with good balance. Alcohol not noticable at 10.5%. good overall beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is deep golden with a thin white head...flower petals, lavender, vanilla nose...taste is sweet and perfumey with lavender, vanilla, and yeast...tsticky sweet finish...
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with frothy white head. The alcohol is pretty forward, and is the predominating component in the nose. Very sweet, almost cloying, and hot from the booze. The Belgian spices are evident but in the background, mainly in the slight citrusy notes and touches of fruity yeast.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours light amber, slight bubbly head. i caught a whiff of banana in the nose, along with some grains and alcohol. spicy banana and alcohol in the flavor. finishes bubbly sweet.
tasted at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/rock-bottom-c Rock Bottom Chicago before the First Annual ROCKFEST
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the bp. Too sweet w/ too much banana flavors for a strong ale. More like an imperial hefeweizen.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brewpub. Orange with thin, long lasting white head. Fruit, spice and yeast. You can definitely tell this has some alcohol, but for 10.5% it is well hidden. I would order this again.