TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Fortunato pours a reddish plumb with a small beige head that does not last long and leaves little lacing. The aroma is dark fruit, raisin and caramel. The flavor is a little light, but dark fruit, raisin and caramel are the main players. Overall this is an average peer. Nothing really stands out about this.
fakebeersnob (224) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I want to like this beer but something feels off. There was a sourness to it that I did not enjoy. It lingered after I drank it. I am going to try a bottle sometime - as I just had it in the flight. Review will be updated, as currently only that sourness is leaving an impression.
Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep caramel color with a thin tan head that dissipates immediately. Smells like banana and circus peanuts. Mild yeasty, banana and malt taste with a grainy finish. Something's missing.
wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice Belgian yeast and Dark fruit notes. Decent head and lacing, beautiful color and nice mouth feel.
hayduke (3692) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was received in a recent trade box from my great trading partner, Styrkzone. This poured brown with a medium sized brown head and medium lacing. Nose is ripe fruit and sweet malts; Medium in body with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is not really up to Trappist standards, but comes close. This is malt forward and the ripe dark fruit shows up nicely. This is a nice drinkable beer. I liked it.
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubbly gum and yeast aroma. Only a sipper. Fruity and Orange taste. Middle mouthfeel. Somewhat too sweet.Missed Michigan so thanks for sharing Josh.
solidfunk (5171) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit off target. Some sourness in taste. Smell has some florals. Pours cloudy dark orange. No head, no lacing. Uneven taste that shows off too much booze.
drdisque (627) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brownish red slightly cloudy. Flavor is big bold lots of malt and some good sweetness with a bit of a hop kick in the finish. Pretty solid.
Tmoney99 (11817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate yeast, malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium fruity malt sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown and amber body with a very thin, oily head, just a tip. Aroma of roasted malt and pit fruits, some light apples and pears and a good strong yeastiness. Medium-bodied; Strong sour note at first of cherries with a good malt flavour, some lighter fruit sweetness and a hint of yeast and prunes in the finish - a touch of earth as well. Aftertaste is nice and robust with a bit more malt and pit fruits than I’d expect, but not a bad beer at all. Overall, an interesting take on a belgie - more of a dubbel to me of course, but showing some good deep flavours coupled with a nice sweetness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 30-July-2010 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Upstate New York on 08-December-2012.