HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some fruitiness in the nose. Smooth, malty, mild spiciness and carbonation with a light bitter finish. Real nice brew. I want to get another and let it age for a long time and give it another try.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, dark brown, with a thin tan head. Very roasted malty aroma, with some spices and some dark fruits. Very nice mouthfeel. Creamy and smooth finish. Flavor is mostly the roasted malts, with some fruity sweetness and a splash of hops. Very tasty. Very drinkable. I am glad to have a few bottles to cellar.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bomber. Dark, ruby pour with thin tan head. Nose is burnt Belgian candy sugar, anise(?) and vanilla. Flavor follows with alcohol in the finish. Palate is smooth. Another one that needs to sit.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark reddish brown. Nose is bubblegum and spoiled milk. sugary alcohol and smokey brine. Flavour is licorice smoke rootbeer anise and wheaty tannins. Mouthfeel is light for the strength.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle.. Feb 7 10..Dark brown pour with a slight orange glow , minimal tan head ,some wispy lacing . Aroma of caramel ,clove and dried fruits . Flavor is malty sweet upfront , with notes of dark fruit (plums , dates) and roasted malts. Alcohol was subdued but still present . Slightly spicy and dry in the finish . Medium bodied ,very smooth,carbonation was on the low side but in a good way . Excellent
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color with a light tan head atop of it, lacing was lacking. Smell was a bit light, bready, and even a bit smoky. Taste is smoky as well, was more like a rauchbier to me. I won’t detract just because it isn’t necessarily Belgian Styled, because Belgian style is hard to define as it is. I will however, detract from the fact that I just don’t like it. Medium bodied with high carbonation. I’m glad I shared the bottle and didn’t pick up two of them, won’t be buying this again.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purs dark brown with a slight reddish hue when held up to the light. Very thin light brown head. Initial aroma of yeast, clove, chocolate and raisins. Taste is more of the same with chocolate and raisins, mostly raisins and then finishes with yeast and some roasted coffee bitterness. Very sweet and sugary. Could use a few months of mellowing out. Medium body and some alcohol warming.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Malty sweetness, hops, alcohol, fizzy and a little bit of spice. I think this one needs some time, was all over the place with no clear defined flavor. Alcohol comes through a bit strong for less than 9%. Will rerate this one after 6 months. Not impressed right now
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a tan head that quickly disipates. Aroma is roated malt, with notes of sweet malt, and spice. Full bodied with a nice balance of flavors that include: roasted malt, bubblegum, clove, yeast, and various spices. Stone never disapponits.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a clear brown/black with aromas of spice and yeast. Clean flavors now with not much of a noticeable alcohol. Don’t really see how this one would get any better with much age.