peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sugar, spice, pepper, alcohol, and a dry almost champagne-like yeast. Taste is spice and pepper over heavier dark fruit, raisin, and sweet malt with some alcohol. Ckean, almost light mouthfeel. Enjoyable beer.
brokensail (12468) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Herbal nose with some sweet brown sugar, a little alcohol, and some light spices. Raisin, light roast, and a hint of chocolate. Lots of herbal notes to the flavor. Roast, some chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. A touch of alcohol and brown sugar.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 2012. Bottle. Dark fruit and spice aromas with some yeast notes. poured redbrown with a tan head. Flavors are berries, nutmeg, caramel, malt and yeast. Pretty good beer.
GIJOE (784) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark reddish-brown withy a foamy tan head.
Aroma is fruit and spices like a nice mulled apple cider on a cold evening.
Taste is predominantly sweet with a slight astringency in the finish.
Medium body, moderate carbonation.
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puboflyons (2406) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 750 ml. corked, caged bottle. The pour is dark reddish brown with a bountiful foamy tan head. Fabulous caramel and dark malt aromas with Belgian sugar, yeast, fig, and a clean but mellow hop note. The body is bold. The taste is upfront sweet with a slight booziness and a vaguely lingering finish. This is very nice for a beer brewed under contract for a grocery and health foods chain. I don’t know if this just a variation on Unibroue Don de Dieu.
MadRobin (2286) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle.
Opaque very deep brown with a huge khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of spice, roasted malt, caramel, raisins, figs, dates, tart plums and brown sugar.
Taste of caramel, raisins, roasted malt, dates, plums, sour cherries, figs and brown sugar.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
An excellent brew and at $5 for a 750 ml bottle, a superb value.
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jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasted at Oxford Tasting Nov 2012. Pours dark chestnut. Yeasty aroma, spicy, sugary, fruity. Flavor is a bit young, with the phenols brash with the aggressive carbonation, but promising with pipe tobacco, cherry, and brown sugar.
AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.10.2012. Clear dark brown color with lasting light tan head. Peppery ,chocolate, molasses, dark caramel, belgian spice aromas. Medium body with lively co2. Nice lightly sweet dark caramel, chocolate flavors with spicy belg. yeast, earthy molasses--very tasty Unibrew brew
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours dark, slightly opaque, mahogany. Aroma of strong citrus, coriander, floral, pepper. Flavor is citrus, coriander, jasmine, pepper, cinnamon. Very citrusy, spicy, and surprising light for such a dark beer. I’m glad I tried this on a warm spring day as it compliments the weather well.
ACHops (917) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked bottle from, where else, TJs. Pours deep brown with a thick frothy pale mocha head. Aroma is yeast, bread, and floral cardamom spice. Taste is sweet, thin, figgy malt with yeasty finish. Well carbonated. Notes of chocolate, oak, and spice. Quite balanced for 9% abv... And a bargain for $5. Love to see some aging on this.