nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottled 06/26/13. Reddish copper with a huge foam that settles into a lasting disc. Scents of toasted nut, plum, toffee, and spicy dark banana bread. Taste of toffee, raisin, pecan, toast, and dry earthy spice mix - galangal, coriander seed, nutmeg. Some hints of lightly tart cherry and citrus zest. Finish has some slight wooden hop notes. Medium body is velvety smooth with a low carbonation and a nice balance. Don’t know how it was last autumn, but it aged well in the bottle for nearly a year.
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted/complex malts, caramel/toffee and Belgian yeast. The flavor is roasted malts, bananas, fruit, caramel and slight heat/tartness in the finish.
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is slightly estery, berries, fruity, soft maltiness. The flavor is bready, soft fruitiness. This is like a spicy dubbel.
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark brown in color with some ruby highlights and a thick one finger off white head. Aroma has grains, caramel, damp yeast, and a bit of rye like spice. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has quite a bit of caramel, grains, yeast. banana, light spice, and mild bitterness into the finish. Some fruit drifts in and out with earthy nuts mixed in. Interesting.....
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pours a deep reddish brown. Aroma is yeasty and a little bit of funky esters. The taste is unique and similar to a marzen/octoberfest style beer but with the belgian yeast. It works! Very easy to drink with not alot of hop bitterness. Well done.
joshmcg000 (376) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours grainy amber with off white head. Aroma is very malty. Lots of barley malt character with a fairly smooth light body. Little bit of spice to, some pepper. Little bit more bitter hops to it that usual with this style. Not bad.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Muddy brown and lively upon opening. Malty and slightly sulphuric. Medium body and slightly sulphuric. The label is more interesting than the beer.
Japalo (1545) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Guren. Hazy brown. Malty stale notes. Dry slight tart. Maybe some Brett from the farmhouse ale yeast! Complex. Too old!!
Ernest (6907) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (brewed at Two Roads in Stratford, not Pub Dog).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber-brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted grain/bread), with notes of banana, clove, apple skin, brown sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Comes off more like a sugary Dunkelweizen, really...only slightly Belgian in character. Very generic and aimless...not up to the usual Two Roads standards.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great begian ale that has a big amber flavor with a little bit of farmhouse spice and a heafty yeast flavor. intersting to me and almost like a dark saison rather then a straight belgian.