gnoff (7465) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WBC Denver, April 11 2014.
Clear brown color, no head. Sweet, malty, oak, alcohol, solvents scent. Sweet, malty, metallic taste. Metallic, salty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
RumRunner101 (676) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown pour with tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, oak, caramel and toffee. Flavour is the same. Smooth, okay, slightly sweet. Burnt sugar and wood on the finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Nice.
Stuedmaster (162) - Vista, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle from local liquor store, the last one. Pours garnet red with a thick, creamy beige head that leaves lacing, very nice appearance. Aroma of raisins, figs, caramel, brown sugar, and slight clove. The 10.2% abv is well hidden. Has a rich, sweet flavor with lots of dark fruits, and a spicy tartness. The palate has a medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carb., and a dry, fruity, malty finish. Well done, a balanced example of the style. The oak barrel aging did not show through much, very subtle.
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours deep ruddy and dark with a creamy beige head. Aroma of mixed dark fruits and berries over treacle. Med + body. Fizzy carb. Flavor is treacle with dark fruits and black berries. It seems spicy in a moderate way, and may even have a touch of chocolate. Quite delicious.
troyc (2214) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours a muddy brown color with a rocky looking white head. Yeasty aroma of clove, banana and sweet fruits. Taste is of brown sugar, raisins, sticky caramel, clove and nutmeg. Lingering sweet finish. Reminded me more of a weizenbock. Alcohol is well hidden and the flavors come together very nicely. Enjoyable! Tasting notes from 2/2014.
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a big bottle at the Bluebonnet Brew-off. Poured a dark amber with a cream top. Taste of sweet malts, vanilla esters and boozy. Medium carbonation, medium-thick foamy body.
ROBC3366 (362) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its deep complexity begins with a molasses sweetness with notes of dark fruits like raisin and fig and develop further with an undercurrent of tart spice from its distinctive Belgian yeast for a truly transfixing brew.
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fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear garnet pour with a tall, creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, light vinous notes, doughy yeast, cooked dark, sweet cherries and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is full of dark fruit, sweet berries and doughy yeast, then lots of spicy yeast, a little earth and some vinous booziness. Medium to heavy body syrupy, slightly creamy feel, medium, sharp soda-like carbonation, boozy warmth and a light acidity. Good stuff overall, but too bready and lacking in depth compared to really good Quads.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Belgian Strong Ale tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/3/14. Clear brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of berry, tartness, malt and slight caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with berry accents and slight tartness before a sweet finish.
rejtable (1140) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Pours burnt orange with some frothy head and lots of lacing. Nose is raisins and almost maple syrup. Notes of raisin, toffee, maybe some maple syrup. Taste is medium/heavy sweet. Lightish body for the alcohol. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.