rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled out of a small bomber. Pours deep and dark with a foamy head. Quality brew that has low carbonation and you can taste the fruit deep in it. Aged really nicely.
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly tart fruity notes in the front, but mostly sweet caramel, with breadiness and a spicy note in the mid palate. Surprisingly dry. A bit of a winelike nose, but the taste is full on quad. Pretty good beer.
blake5rut (5) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light head with caramel aroma. Taste is caramel with hint of plums. Fairly sweet. I really enjoyed it.
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAY 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear coppery amber with white head and lacing. Hoppy bitter aromas, hints of resin and a caramel finish. Creamy mouth feel, full of resin and bitter hoppy notes. An okay ale.
lweiberg (124) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes great. A little smokey. Nice and strong with a boozy aftertaste. Somewhat caramelly and sweet. Brings a good buzz.
deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma is full of sweet dark grains, dark fruits, belgian yeast and a hint of sweet plums. Flavor has sweet dark grains, toffee and sweet plums with a bit of a red wine notes.
drpimento (2536) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very rich, succulent beer. Appearance is ok w / a modest tan head , almost opaque, but clear garnet. Aroma is vinous yet malty& alluring. Flavor is ~ nose with enough tang & bitter to balance. Excellent body. Ditto finish.
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Aurelius (4750) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great caged cork, Belgian longneck bottle. Great label. Clear, deep bottle-brown beer. Big tan head that fades to a thin carpet. High appearance marks. Earthy, sweet, fruity, dark complex sugars in the aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Caramel and molasses on the frontend, then goes spicy and yeasty. Chewy, lots of complexity. Leathery towards the end, with a satisfying finish. Warming. Nice work. Market Square Liquors.
BeerdedDave (971) - - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with ruby red highlights; aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and dark fruit; a nice Belgian style ale with a fruity, spicy, roasted malt flavor with notes of caramel, raisins, plum, and spicy Belgian yeast
jbruner (3043) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a hazy copper brown with minimal bubbly head. Aroma is big on the dark fruits, both from the addition and the yeasty esters. Taste follows, nice malty balance and a bit of a boozy burn. Very nice, but I think I may like the original better.