Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle. Presented in an attractive ceramic bottle that I will likely use for homebrew! ours clear, dark mahogany with no head. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, dang it. Aroma is molassas, caramel and prunes along with sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and dominated by over-ripe fruit and special-b malt (raisin/caramel). Not complex at all for the style. Full-bodied and barely carbonated. This bottle must be jacked up, so I’ll have to try it again.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma is nice with malty caramel dark fruit and some yeast. However the flavor is disappointing. Quite bland in fact. Some sweetness at first with some bitterness, but it is very muted and unimpressive. Not bad but definitely a little bland on the tongue. Rather smooth and easy to drink though. For a standard belgian ale this is okay.
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is some red fruits, figs, alcohol and diacetyl. Taste is rather dry, again dark fruits and some wood. Finish is malty and fruity.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite style, but an interesting beer and one of the better Belgians I have had.
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice dark ale, with a strong taste and nice palate.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in coloration, tan head with a nice lacing. Heavy smell of malts, much like a brown ale.
tastes malty, maplesque... its a brown ale.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of malts and raisin but not sweet, and actually I also get a smell reminiscent of Chinese barbecue. Taste is drier than I expected, malty, with a mildly sweet finish.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than other Belgian Ales that I’ve had. I really can’t put my finger on what it tastes like, but I enjoyed it.
MRMedellin (214) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer, when it’s poured In glass a dark brown beer is seen. This one in particular exhibits a small and persistent foam head. The aroma reveals some coffee, floral, citrus, raisin and vanilla notes. When it’s tasted a strong body can be felt, the flavor is strong and constant, leaving a nice final perception. Really good Dark Belgium Ale.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! I love this one. Cermaic 16 ounce jug, Pours very dark brown, almost black. I didn’t get a lot of head and what was there disappeared very quickly. Sweet smelling and tasting. fruity, raisins. Good beer, I will get this one again. I tasted it at about 55 degrees, which helped I think, this one shouldn’t be too cold, you won’t taste anything.