DWestrick (612) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Freaking loved this beer. An imperial IPA and a belgian smashed together. Loved every sip
snoot8726 (82) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber/orange color with a haze. Picking up hops and floral notes with some malt and alcohol. Sweet on the tongue with some dark, candied fruits, caramel and malt. Incredibly complex and delicious!
madvike (3183) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ohhhhhhhh shit! Old-timey whales be getting re-released up in this bitch! Pours orange-amber with a foamy white head. Nose is anise, lavender, hibiscus, and a caramel malt base. Some booze. Taste is real boozy with licorice, florals, pine, and caramel malt. Smooth, oily body with medium carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (5775) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, orange-amber with a thick beige head.
Orange, candied fruit scent.
Taste is sugary sweet orange malt, apricot, light caramel, sugars......
Thick, very sweet.....a slight alcohol warmth and bitter.
Astonishingly easy to drink for the ABV.....
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Alchemy. Hazy orange color. Aroma of orange peel. Taste is bitter orange resin, oily mouthfeel. Big.
ryecatcher (1290) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. No idea what the rest of you are drinking, but this shit is like a holiday beer gone wrong. Cardamom overwhelming everything else -- and just an FYI, cardamom when used in excess imparts a metallic note that is undesirable -- but I guess none of the 3F assholes bothered going to culinary school before they dumped a bushel of the shit into this overpriced bottle of crap. If it weren’t so damn costly, I’d have poured it down the fuckin drain. Fuck you Nick. There’s a reason I stopped buying your beers. And you better believe I won’t be spending another dime on anything you idiots brew. Ya fuckin jagoffs.
CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The cardamom really dominates, with some caramel and some fruit lingering in the background.
Sammy (10748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at fff. Big cardamon belgian experience. Some hop just for complexity. Ok drinkability. Lace decor.
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. This has been my number one want for years. Pours a pale orange pour with a medium white head. Aroma is very phenolic and boozy. Lots of belgian yeast notes, medium esters. Flavor is sweet, but not crushingly sweet like I was expecting. Minty phenols and booze notes are apparent. Full bodied, average carbonation. Strange. Boozy. Interesting.
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber purchased on site, pours a cloudy copper with a finger thick layer of not quite white foam leaving some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee. This is a sweet beer, and potent. The alcohol seems well hidden in the taste, but noticeable quickly.
I really enjoyed this beer but it’s a bit sweet for me. I guess I’m not a Belgian Ale guy.
As a side note, as this warmed on a hot summer day the flavors improved and I kicked up the overall on this, but still for me this a one time buy.