KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with some red highlights around the edges and an average (1-2 finger) light brown foamy head that reduced to a thin cap with simply awesome thick foamy sticky lacing.
The aroma was a tad sweet of a dark bread malt and a earthy Belgian yeast with notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit (raisons and prunes) and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a note of caramel and a light fruity ester early on, becoming quite a bit yeastier with a large dark fruit presence and a strong chocolaty alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for an average time following the swallow, with a decent yeasty, chocolate taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation left behind.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a strong lively carbonation.
Overall this was an exquisite tasting brew with a creamy chocolaty, fruity flavor and one hek of a kick. I just love everything this brewer puts out and can’t wait till I can sample something else from them...
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Clear reddy amber coloured pour with lasting light beige head. Aroma is brown sugars, little spice red fruit, dried fruit. Little fruit cake on the nose as well. Flavor is composed of full and rich fruit cake, some toffee, raisin. Smooth, warming alcohol. Palate is semi sweet. Full bodied. Warming alcohol
Frothy carbonation. Good quad.
JulienHuxley (5154) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Deep copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is rich nutty, malty, light caramel. Taste is toasty, rich malty sweet flavors, light brown sugar, light peppermint. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation.
VsXsV (3640) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Toronado SF. Almost clear deep brown liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, light banana, raw sugar, raisins, bread and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar and raisins. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
Homer321 (3485) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Toronado. Nose is huge in candied figs and dried fruit. Amazing. Deep red pour. Taste is a wonderful combo of dried fruit as well. Moderately dry finish. Really good.
Ferris (9643) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet plum and dark raisin. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Roasty notes, seem plum and prune. More dark and roasty than fruity.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Dark reddish brown color, white head. Aroma has sweet caramel notes, some roasty, vanilla. Taste has chocolate, some coffee, hint of vanilla.
jbruner (3525) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of dark fruit and dark malty Belgian esters. Booze is incredibly well hidden, clean and wonderful.
BrewHaMeister (367) - - NOV 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap poured cola brown with a beige head and nice lacing. Aromas of raisins, dark fruit, caramel malt, and chocolate. Very smooth. Yum.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated small format brown bottle, bottled on October 10, 2014, corked at capped poured into a Trappist glass. Clear dark brown with reddish hues and small beige head. Aroma is fruity dark malt, medium body, lower carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt and some dark fruit (mostly raisins).
BuckeyeBoy (4432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out a dark amber topped with a small head. Nose is pit fruit toffee wood plum spice and some belg yeast. Taste is more of the pit fruit sweetness wood and a nice spice. I have enjoyed this one plenty of times and it never lets down.