wnp22 (687) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, - JUN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at Whole Foods Vienna. Tasted while on conference in Tysons Corner / Vienna VA. Tasted in hermetically sealed hotel plastic glasses. Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Aroma has an aged cheese scent, possibly of Parmesan or the like. Large sustained strong brownish white head. Flavor is intense and very sweet. Candy floss like, belgian candied sugar, some maple, slightly sour / bitter finish. Overall very intense and does not lay well with the ’other’ children in the park. Shame on you 17! shame!
tcon25 (255) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour split, thanks Andrew. This was the 2013 version, very nice amber pour, sweet aroma I get kind of black licorice in the aroma. Deep flavor, spices, little bitter. Very nice beer.
andrewje41 (1342) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, poured and split. Cork exploded off this one. 2013 vintage. Pours a swirling caramel brown color with a cola fizz head. Wood like, raisin spice aroma. Very nice flavor with some vanilla, plum fruit, and maybe some cinnamon spice. Has a bitter hop finish very late. High carb here. Very tasty strong ale. Probably my favorite beer from these guys.
60minuteman (1032) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate brown pour and brown lace not much head. Aroma is caramel malt, booze and toasted hops. Flavor is dank and dark with burnt toasted complexion and savory sweet malt with bits of citrus. Well done strong ale.
BreWedge (387) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a rusty brown/red with a huge off-white head, plenty of carbonation. Aromas of wood, leather, plum, and raisin. Tastes of plum, raisin, and alcohol. Full bodied, medium carbonation, long alcohol finish. Overall, big bold tastes that remind me of Westvletern XII.
wolffish (353) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une belle surprise que cette bouteille de 2013 qui est apparue sur les tablettes d’un de mes détaillants préférés... Les levures sont typiquement très présentes, supportées par la banane, l’alcool et un côté boisé moins dominant qu’à mon souvenir. Des notes de porto sont perceptibles en arrière-goût, de même que du tabac (une première dans une bière pour moi). Vraiment très bonne!!!
AleRider78 (176) - - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice foamy brownish head with a deep brown appearance. Aroma is of darker malts, spices. The flavour is pretty mixed and varied. Very spicy feeling on the palate, roasts, caramel, yeast, darker type fruits all come together in the overall taste. Mouthfeel is extremely tingly with a tinge of alcohol aftertaste. Hard to believe this is 10%abv. Nicely hidden. Under the impression this is a yearly ritual. If so, bring on 2013 and beyond...
RhetoricalAns (587) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Fairly deep hazy chestnut brown pour. Tall foamy tan head. Lots of lacing and great retention. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, cloves, banana, yeast. Taste is medium sweet, along same lines as aroma with a fairly spicy finish. Hints of warming alcohol throughout. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Excellent.
mike5326 (1139) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Market brown color, medium white color. Sweet malt and pepper aroma. Full body with a sweet malt flavor and medium finish.
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Matt_Foran (92) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ruby reddish brown color. A very nice aroma of dark fruit and a little from French oak barrels. Taste is mostly the same as the nose, with a nice dry malty finish. A really really solid Belgian beer!
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy sewage color with 1.5-inches of caramel head, moderately fine. Aroma is grass, some raisin, light caramel and dates, dry scone, a touch of candy. Body is watery and slightly syrupy, medium weight, medium coarseness carbonation with moderate burn. Flavor is green herbal grass with minerals and hay, slightly astringent, hint of molasses a bit of pear juice. Overall: I feel like I may have kicked up some sediment in transporting this (unfortunately); nonetheless, the beer could be great but has mineral/astringent notes that make it taste slightly off, and the cloudiness is unattractive. I wish it were more to me.