firstsip (239) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Royal Oak Beer Fest. Dark brown pour. Belgian candi sugar and yeasty dark fruits of figs in particular. Most memorable beer of the fest.
BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of belgian malts and dark sweet fruit. Taste is wonderful, very well crafted and balanced with notes of sweet belgian malts , dark fruits and a tobacco hint on the finish. Awesome brew.
joshwoodward (456) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s. Way too big and boozy for my taste.
DrewFace (408) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep dark, blackish color, but clear. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma, sweet, mild Belgian yeast like phenolics. Sweet, dark fruit, plums, very mild bitterness. Pretty tasty overall. Not overly sweet, dark fruit character is nice.
Aluman (21) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark and rich pour, foamy head. Tastes like goods dark chocolate pudding, with just a hint of the plums coming out.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with thin ring of lacy tan head that leaves moderate spots. Aroma is lots of dark fruity esters from the sweety malts and Belgian yeast, a bit of booze on the back end. Taste is toffee and caramel, followed by a big fig and cherry middle, then a nice warming ending with nice spice notes. Incredibly smooth for the abv, soft carbonation, bit of boozy burn. Very nice.
ilovedarkbeer (2181) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a bubbly off white head. Notes of dark fruits, spice, yeast, and dark caramel.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours unusually dark brown with fleeting yellow foam. Smells of apples skins, belgian yeast, dark cherries and some alchol. Flavor is sweet with lots of candy flavors and some molasses and cherries - not impressed. Thin with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. I am glad to have received this one for free. It’s below avg IMO.
Serving type: bottle
Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rattle N’ Hum. This is a clear golden one with a small but impressive lacing just off-white head. On the nose it gives me sweet banana yeast with a little bit of vanilla and bright candied sugar. Not bad at all. It has a soft carbonation and good oily mouthfeel. More soft yeasty things in the taste also and it has lots of sweetness. Sharp lovely sting in the finish with raisins lingering. A really good one. 13.06.2013
jake65 (2508) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SN Ovila Quad: Bottle, shared on Thanksgiving day. Pours a deep auburn color with a thing ring of beige head. Wonderful nose, almost dessert like and in swirling in decadence. Belgian candies/sugar, yeast, dark fruits, raisons, figs, caramel, and leather. I could sit here and sniff this all day long. The taste is a subdued version of the aroma; yeast, faint cloves, raisons, leather, and some earthy florals. Not as sweet at the aroma would suggest, but hearty and well balanced. A nice viscosity, but one minor flaw (imo) would be a bit too much carbonation. Overall nice flavor depth and a good finish. The nose is simply above and beyond though…