beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Dark black color. Small head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruit. A medium bodied Belgian ale. Malts are somewhat roasty and a little stout like (chocolate and coffee) with a lots black cherry and bananas. Nice smooth taste, A touch spicy and yeasty, with some malty. WOW interesting beer. Roasty yet fruity. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Who else would make a Valentines Day beer and call it REJECTION? Brilliant…..
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Santa Rosa Pub.
Aroma: slightly sour, grassy and slightly spicy
Appearance: Dark brown, very little off white head...
Flavor: Flavors started slightly sweet, immediately followed by sour and slight toasty notes. Noticed more fruity characters as the beer warmed up
Palate: Light on the tongue nice bit of carbonation enjoyabel to the last sip.
Overall: Another excellent Belgian Style brewed by Russian River... anytime I make a trip up ther I have to try the Belgians. In my opinon no one in the Bay Area can match Vinnie for the quality, variety and number of Belgian style beers on tap
omhper (18372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque black. Dry with clean mouthfeel. Vague notes of cardamom. Salty and pleasantly hoppy with a little bit of chocolate. Surprisingly light flavoured.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, at the brewpub
Dark brown colour. Sweet character with rich malts, luscious chocolate and spicy hops. Very spicy, rich and a little toffeeish. Wow. Great style, complexity. Nutty, chocolatey, toffeeish, spicy hops, foresty hops...what’s not to like?
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma was soury fermented dark fruit, malts, a plum sweetness, and a hint of roast. The flavor was malty, a dark fruit sweetness, and a slight vinious note. The beer poured a deep brown w/ reddish orange hues; slight head and very slight lacing. The mouthfeel was smooth w/ a medium body.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown hue with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, a light funk, a little spiced. Flavors of bananas, spice, and a bitterness that doesn’t match the flavor profile. I was hoping for something a little more special.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Dark brown pour with a small, thin head. The taste isn’t very acidic, but for some reason the aroma is. Also banannas in there. The first taste is bittersweet cocoa and that finishes with nicely floral hops. Little bit of spice. A tasty dark belgian, shame the aroma doesn’t warrant it a higher score.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled@O’brien’s: Dark brown almost black. Not much head in the three ounce sample. Light yeasty/bananna aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet with some belgian spices. Light palate for A Belgian Ale. I don’t know if a three ounce sample did it justice.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
un-see through & quite dark with lacey head..banana-ish estery yeast aroma..yeasty and thick flavors with notes of cinnamon and clove buy mostly justy banana-like yeast..a terrible, cumbersome yeast in fact..unsatisfying!
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, O’Briens. Cloudy mahoghany pour. Aroma instantly reminds me of a red wine, but that quickly fades to sweet yeasty notes with light bitterness. Flavor was very hard to put a finger on...i’ll try though...fruity yeasty bittery dryish and somwhat kinda wierd but I liked it a lot. Enjoyable and off the wall wierd is how i’d describe it I spose.