5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark amber, thick, a bit dirty, minor sediment floats about, small to moderate frothy white head, little lacing. Big bready aroma, sweet, some banana and clove. Comes across as an American made Tripel to some degree. Not too bright on the tongue, very bready, a bit doughy, with spices of banana and clove. Feels heavy without being thick. Has a bit of a citrusy finish, bready, even doughy. Alcohol is there throughout, but its not harsh or heavy, but very warming. I guess that’s what you get with 12.5% ey? Decent, but very American for a Belgian Strong Ale. Thanks Bob!
daknole (9096) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange pour, mostly white head. A sweet and boozy mess. Overly sugary sweet, some rotten banana flavors, candy sugar, honey. No thanks.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured amber with a mild head. Aroma of Belgian yeast spices and fruits. Malt grains and sweetness with some fruit and honey earthiness, Some esters and spicing too. Smooth, drinkable and a some alcohol in the finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Dark burnt tangerine pour with a small eggshell head. Candied citrus, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and a noticeable amount of alcohol. Just nothing terribly noteworthy about this brew. Sweet, hot, and thick. Meh.
merc7186 (2083) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Booze, Honey, Cane Sugar
T: Boozy, Honey, Pears
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Semi Boozy
Overall, there is a constant theme amongst my review....boozy.
charule (1094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share at Surly Darkness Day. Poured reddish amber with light white head. Aroma of bananas and grapefruit. Super sour bitter taste. Funky.
chrisv10 (11111) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC as "Surly Seven", 12%. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, toasted, spices, medium sweet, hop and notes of alcohol.
VIBhunter (24) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle in to a snifter tasting glass.
Aroma - Very complex. Some smell I was able to detect were banana, bread, dates, floral and spices.
Appearance- Pours light brown, orange, like color. There was about a 2 inches of head with nice lacing. Good carbonation. Once settled in the glass the beer has a amber color.
Taste- Oats, caramel, fruit, and spices.
Palate- Medium to full body. Again like the smell it is complex with a slight sweetness and tartness finish.
Overall- A very strong Belgian beer with a big twist. Someone who likes strong beer this is a great beer. A Belgian with a twist.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a clear amber with one ring of white head. Nose has a ton of sugar and booze, birch, sticky sap, some tropical fruit. Flavor is very maple-y, birch sap, maple sap, tropical fruit, very boozy, rum. Full bodied, boozy finish.
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from my friend Chris. Pours a reddish golden color. Aroma of banana, clove, spice, lots of candi sugar, tons of floral and citrus notes. Some booziness in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with a touch of floral and perfumy bitterness. Booze is quite apparent. Slick bodied, finishes boozy. Pretty interesting.