elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish amber that is quite beautiful. There is a little in the way of a discernible head, with just a slight amount of wispy lacing. Aroma is strongly alcoholic and fruity, with notes of brandy, grape, and apple. There is also a hint of yeast in the aroma. The taste is quite sweet, but with just a tinge of tart sourness from the fruits. While warming alcohol drives the flavor, some malt, spice (clove), and a hint of oak are also detectable. As far as mouthfeel goes, this is a surprisingly thin and watery beer, but not really all that disappointing. There is just a bit of lively carbonation. In summary, this is quite an amazing wintertime dark ale. Complex with lots of wonderful spice and fruits. Definitely worth a try.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"started out ho-hum, but opened up quite nicely. dark brown. smooth big body from the partial oak aging. no rough edges once this beer warms up. aroma and flavor are spicy yeast (maybe actual spices?) a hint of cocoa, and a sweet malt presence, with barely discernible hopping. definitely better warmer. fell short of 2 turtle doves only because that one was awesome. 2 years old itís kickin ass"
Beerman6686 (4404) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was of lots of.caramel, Belgian yeast, and booze. Flavor was similar, lightly woody. Another booze bomb by the bruery.
AndySnow (3751) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fŗ, Rome.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Spices, sweet malt, sugar, alcohol, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, fruit, malt, sugar, alcohol, raisin, plums.
SilkTork (5225) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chriso. Jammy, sweet, gummi bear, malty beer. Mouldy aroma. I like it. Yummy.
merc7186 (2142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread, Mild Belgian Yeast
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Sweet Bread, Mild Vanilla, Mild Oak, Mild Plum
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, opened 12/26/13. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wood, caramel, bread and very mild vinous notes. The taste is buttery, bready malts, wood, spice, banana, peach and other stone fruits. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, slight heat, very smooth. Nice beer.
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, opened Christmas Eve. Light brown with a slight beige head. Tart flanders brown aroma to it, some oak, dry, fruit, moderate body and carbonation, booze is well hidden but everything didnít seem to go well together - curious if the brett had too much time to go to work as it seemed overly tart considering what the bottle seemed to be going for.
onceblind (4286) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged maybe 2-3 years. Murky darker copper under a foamy beige head. Nose is raisiny and musty, in a good way, with a touch of Bretty sour oak. Very complex and lovely nose. Flavor is mellow and slightly sour, with earthy cherry and date notes. Dry finish with some plantain/date flavor.
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
To me this one was aliek abeer that wanted to be sour but wasnít, and its kind of rotten
OldMrCrow (1865) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle for Thanksgiving eve 2013. $10.99 price tag -- those were the days!
Dark pours, moderate head. Aroma is almost Flemish red in character, slightly sour with cherry. Abundant spice, some oak. The beer itself is quite sweet with only the faintest hints of the sour flavor on the aroma. Oak, savory mushroom, spices plentiful but not gimmicky in the least. At three years of age it seems to be in its prime with almost no hint of the 10% ABV. Very nice Belgian style, on the sweet side, made interesting by a complex ingredient list -- exactly as expected from the Bruery.