MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 1/20
Light brown with hints of red huge off white dense head with nice lacing. Sweet aroma clear grains some alcohols thick creamy palate. Flavor is very sweet syrups a touch boozy
alexsdad06 (5865) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian yeast, caramel malt, spices, dark fruit and berries, a light tart character. The alcohol remains well hidden.
b3shine (5819) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a cloudy brown with light beige lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with a somewhat tart mouthfeel. Solid beer.
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Dark brown with a tan head and lacing. Malty aroma with bread, nuts, caramel/toffee and a light roast. Similar flavor, adding dark fruits. Medium sweetness and minimal bitterness. Nice soft, creamy mouth feel with a medium body. The alcohol is hidden well.
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour berry nose, some darker citrus notes, allspice. Cloudy red-brown. Sweet up front, transitioning quickly into a spicy bitterness, that again levels off into syrupy sweetness. Alcohol is very immediately present, but balanced by the acidity and sweetness. Nice.
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drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stuff, tho my bottle seemed a tad under carbonated. Poured it on the cold side with a smallish tan head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a somewhat hazy brown amber. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, orange pith. Flavor’s like nose,while not much carbonic tang, the gooseberries’ acid helps mitigate the heavy sweetness. Also present are malt, caramel. Body would’ve been great if better co2. Finish is like flavor, of average length, with strong alcohol warmth.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle shared with kegbear, delicious aroma of raspberry and spice, sweet fruity taste with some orange in the finish. Solid ass beer
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color hazy with a thin head. Super flavors rich malts and tons of Belgian yeast and spices. I get a slight fruity flavor in the finish. Super beer.
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely dark mahogany body with a small white head. Has a fantastic sweet aroma of berries and malt. Goes down smooth with no lingering after taste.
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Muddy ruby brown with a tall, dense, delicate tan head. Aroma is cocoa, toasted malt, dark fruit notes, light spices, yeast, cocoa notes and tart berries. Taste is spicy and yeasty with cocoa, caramel, toasted malt, dark fruit, tart berries, dark cherries, faint chocolate, hint of fruit cake and soft boozy notes. Body is medium with a light, creamy carbonation. Ends with more dark fruit, tart berries, booze, spices, caramel notes, gingerbread, cocoa, toasted malt and yeast notes.