TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky brownish with a large foamy off white head that left lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, tropical fruits, coconut, spicy Belgian yeast character (lots of it) along with corriander and grains of paradise. Flavor of earthy and spicy Belgian yeast notes, spices as noted in the aroma, dark fruits, candi sugar sweetness, finishes dry and again earthy. Belgian character really coming through and abv pretty well hidden.
TaxiDriver (1441) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It smells a little bit strange, strong aroma of cheese, some sherry or liquor. The medium large beige head is creamy-foamy with a normal duration. The body is clear and red-brown. The taste is a mixture between bitter and sour, reminds me quite strong of a cherry liquor. The body is heavy, oily-creamy with a normal carbonation. A unusual aroma and a unusual taste.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown. Cedar pistachio nose. Thin mouthful with lots of deep notes. Big and boozy with a sweet finish.
Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Light brown amber with thin but creamy head. Toast, fruit, caramel and smoke on the nose. Fruit, prune, some caramel, chocolate and wood.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a hazy lightly browned amber with a thin creamy white head. Malt, smoke, fruit, toast, caramel, honey on the nose. Flavors tend toward the sweet, with pear and honey. Finishes with a bit of booze, malt, phenol, chocolate.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Max’s. Pours a hazy deep amber with sticky lace. Nose is peanut butter. Taste is peanuts, peanut skins, raw peanut. Interesting.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of malt, dark ripe fruit, raisins, figs, slight caramel, and a hint of yeast. I do not smell the coriander or grains of paradise. Poured a muddy brown/orange in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, dark ripe fruit, raisins, figs, prunes, light caramel, slight hops, slight wood, and hints of coriander of grains of paradise. Medium body. Medium dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, malt, dark ripe fruit, and slight wood finish is lightly dry. 11%ABV is completely and wonderfully hidden throughout.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark maroon color with a big, fluffy, irregularly colored brown head that lasts a long time and leaves good lacing.
Aroma of freshly baked bread, caramel and toffee.
Flavor is dominated by malt and yeast, as well as light spice, maybe nutmeg.
Nice Christmas ale, worth trying.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly hazed amber to brown ale with a super thick resilient moka head. In aroma, complex mixture of herbs, coriander seeds, curacao, hay and catnip. In mouth, a rich and warming sweet candy sugar with light lactic points, notes of cinnamon, curacao, and warming alcohol. Rich and complex xmas ale. Bieropholie import, BB Nov. 2012.
daniele (4465) - ITALY - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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