GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby brown color with orange highlights. The head was off white and reduced to a lasting film relatively quickly. Distinct raisin and molasses aromas. There was also a faint whiff of milk chocolate and some alcohol. A bit rum-like. Medium bodied and sweet with moderate to high carbonation. Caramel dominated the flavor, but didn’t mask the molasses, milk chocolate, or raisin. There was also some clove. A cornucopia of dark fruit flavors accompanied the sugary sweetness at the end. There was a warming alcohol effect, particularly in the stomach. Very nice beer.
BMan1113VR (7816) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy amber-orange body with a large, off-white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel, raisins, grass and hay. Taste is alcohol, wheat, grass, candi sugar, light spice and a bit bitter. Creamy carbonation with an odd lingering aftertaste.
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep hazy amber into a trappist glass. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Orange and yeasty caramel aromas. Strong alcohol and full sweet orange marmalade and nutmeg spiced lasting hot burn
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky,cloudy, caramel colour with a hugeoff white head that fades to leave a nice creamy covering. Aroma is sweet and caramely with a faint woody finish, taste is sweet-ish and full of ripe fruits and a deffinate smoked finish.
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber beer with a deep golden-orange hue. Thick, creamy beige foam topping this strong belgian. Nose of sweet caramel and something grassy, like mint and lemon mixed together. Full bodied, lots of sweetness from the candi sugar, yet well balanced, with a good herbal, slightly bitter, mid-palate, just enough to balanced the huge malty presence and alcohol. This is a big beer, that you should consider for dessert only. With the valeriane in it, it will surely put you to bed early...
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd April 2008
Chocolate brown ale. A semi complex mix of slightly spicy zingy fruiy and malty creamyness. Dry very slight smoky finsh.
islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Aroma features raisin and port wine scents. It is sweet, strong, and very nice. Also chocolate, caramel, citrus, fruit cake, and pitted fruit (peach, plum). Very complex and appetizing smell. Clean and yeasty. Excellent aroma! Pours a dirty, cloudy light brown with both gold and copper hues in the earlier, clearer portion of the pour. Some particulate at the bottom of the bottle. Highly effervescent: A ton of bubbles. Moderate amount of short-lasting beige head. Little lacing. The liquid looks very cool. If the head and the lacing were more impressive, this might earn a 5 for appearance. The flavor is more subtle than the aroma. Charred, charcoal, bitter finish. Bourbony. Sweet and fruity. Apricot and caramel flavors, as well as some dark chocolate. Tasty, but not special. The flavor is less wine-like than the aroma; the flavor emphasizes the dessert characteristics more. Medium to heavy body. Very smooth and relatively lively in the palate. Easy to drink, much more so than I expected given the high alcohol content. ’t Smisje BBBourgondier is another strong effort from the perennially underrated de Regenboog Brewery.
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good one. Never saw or heard of this one before. Murky looking. Lot of malt in the nose almost has a cloying like aroma, like a aged malty beer. The alcohol shows up as the ale comes up to room temp. A rich blackberry taste, with full feel. Strong flavors. I like! A little pricey, 5.99 for a 11.2 oz.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour: Nearly opaque, deep brown. Little/no head. Aroma: smooth alcohol, molasses and fruity yeast notes, cola. Flavor: Smooth, heavy feel, sweet and fruity sugar, but not cloying. Spices are either too light or blend in too well to stand out past the yeast. Alcohol is present but subtle enough to not distract. Balanced, very decent strong ale, but not very adventurous.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown with a fizzy tan head. Spicy soda pop aroma. Chocolate cola nut and smoke taste.