MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tepid red-brown. Nose is really nice Flemish, full run from softest balsamic, spiced cake, chocolate, lightest bit of acetic that adds a touch to the brightness. Flavor has a thin lemon on the front, moderate chocolate and cherry, bit of acid in finish to tingle, lightest carbonation leading to a creamy yeast finish, very light. Beautiful beer, so much balance, the nose a perfect flemish profile, the flavor not exactly parallel but both enjoyable.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. No carbonation atop muddy brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour/cherry, some wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light chocolate. Medium body, some acidity.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fantastic Stillwater beer. Opaque brown pour. Aroma has a lot of bourbon with sour fruity and apple. Intense apple cider flavor. Very tart and funky. Earthy with a touch of butter.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sugary and tart cherry nose, light plum, just a touch of roast. Light to meditate sweetness, light toffee, truck loads of tart cherry, rather acidic, louts of lemon rind. Finish is ultra dry, with a lasting sourness.