mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Complex aroma of sakura cherries, figs, and dark Venezuelan chocolate engulf your olfactory senses, while hints of cloves and nutmeg dance around your nostrils. The initial metallic scents blew off quite quickly leaving this lovely bouquet of ripe fruit, chocolate and spice. Highly carbonated, the cherries and chocolate return with a bit of french roasted coffee and toast coming through on the end of the palate. Surprisingly light and effervescent for the style, but also not very hot for a 9% beer.
harrymel (1001) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours a rosy dark brown with three fingers of vigorous tan head. This falls slowly to a quilt of the same. Cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity; would expect a little more turbidity.
S: Yeast, clove, allspice, tea-tree oil, toasted cereal, sugar and prunes. Interesting and pleasant.
T: Extra cloves! Wowza! Some sweet malts and gunpowder. Again, interesting and pleasant, so unexpected.
M: Moderate body with lively carbonation and an off-dry finish.
O: I like this beer, I’m interested in the prospect of aging this beer. Interesting little bugger.
Serving type: bottle
Claves77 (127) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate smell with slight sour that conflicts. Dark, creamy head. Very strong taste, little hops. A bit quick finish, lots of airiness. overall, not as good as expected.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->tulip. Batch 10. Pours deep brown with small offwhite head. A: dark fruit, cherries, Belgian yeast and spices. T: dank funky malt, wet hay, overripe fruit, candied plums. Boozy. Creamy texture with a soapy aftertaste. Not nearly as good as expected.
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Black Cherry, Raisins, Fig, Brown Sugar, Red Plum, Mildly Spicy
T: Raisins, Plums, Brown Sugar, Mild Chocolate, Mildly Boozy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a really good belgian dark ale with decent dark fruit tastes, mildly boozy finish takes away slightly but not too bad.
Gethinbeer (2028) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Diolch Joe. Deep mahogany pour with a frotht white head. Liquorice malt aroma with hints of fruit. Rich fruity malt flavour. Sweet liquorice finish.
sethdude (678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 10 (2011)- thanks mikem409. Pours a thick, hazy brown with almost no head or lacing. Aroma is wonderful-big, sweet molasses, wood, black pepper, and dark fruit. Flavor presents more like a barley wine- big backbone of caramel and sharp pine wood notes, falling into a very peppery and mellow, almost tobacco-like midpoint, before sweeping back up into a spicy, then bitter, then grassy ending. Pretty great, all around.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby brown pour with one finger of sandy tan head. Light tartness in the flavor, coffee notes, and very light roast. Hint of tartness and fruity notes. Light chocolate notes with a touch of sweetness.
johnnnniee (1842) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 001 bottle shared by Hopicide, thanks for the opportunity Todd.
Dark color with a smallish head dark sugars, light fruit and hint of funk. Mouthfeel a hint thin, Nice aged beer.
dhunter151 (403) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet malt, raisins, some spice. Very good.
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Concealer (465) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Brown with a light tan head. Smells of raisin, prunes, malt and light spice. Flavor is sweet malt and dark fruits with a light bitter bite.