ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andy’s Tasting, 2/28/15
Aroma: It has a malty and light spice aroma, some caramel, and a bit of fruit
Appearance: Murky brown colored pour with an off-white head
Flavor: The flavor is pretty sweet, there’s a little spice, but not enough else to balance it out
Palate: This one has an average carbonation, medium body, and a slightly sticky close
Pretty decent one overall, but there just isin’t anything here to provided the need balance/depth beyond the malty sweetness.
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, malty, and slight bubblegum, dark fruit, and cracked pepper. Pretty good!
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s for Andy and Max’s Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Sweet molasses and sweet caramel on the nose, syrup. Medium bodied, sweet caramel and toast. Long sweetness on the finish, molasses.
jtclockwork (10264) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of candy sugar, alcohol soaked pear, chocolate, smoked malt. Medium body.
tgncc (2993) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is candi sugar, fruit. The appearance is deep brown, off white head. The flavor is candi sugar, fruit. The finish is fruit, yeast, pepper. Medium in body. Very good.
vtafro (4413) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with no head. Dark fruit, Belgian sugar, other sweet aromas. Flavors are straightforward some Belgian sugar and spice, sake fruit, light off tone.
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mikem409, thanks Mike! 10/18/2014 bottle date. Pours very dark, almost black with a tannish head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has molasses and plum and spicey yeast and later some cocoa. Taste is of sweet malts, candied sugar, tangy spices, some bitter cocoa, dark fruits and a bit of something vegetal. Medium bodied with some alcohol. Finishes fairly tangy spicey with a lot of sugar and some fruit in the end. Dubbel-ish, with the darkness, but with a lot of fruit and sugar. Did not love the blend in this one, although it was very different. 13.4
Holtguy (130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, thick mahogany pour. No head. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast, but not as intense as I’d expected. Flavor is sweeter than typical Belgian strongs, but otherwise fits the style. However, it has a roast malt flavor that distinguishes it a bit from the usual. Good.
darb85 (133) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark pour. Sweet molasses nose. I love the appearance. Drinks a bit sweet with typical Belgian fiNish.
fakebeersnob (209) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a decent dark tan, frothy head that has a long lasting lacing. Smells of a belgium ale with a bit of chocolate in it. I sometimes get a whiff of what reminds me of lactose...but might be sugar. First sip, I got chocolate with a harsh burnt coffee at the back. I let it sit for a few and taste changed to a more palatable taste. Dark fruit/raisin, a little sweet and creamy. There still is a burnt malt finish. Better as it warms. Pretty decent overall. Had this in a sampler, so unsure how value.