MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - SEP 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. Aged 6 months piror to tasting. Poured dark brown (virtually black) with a tinge of red and a large, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which was fully lasting. A very strong and complex aroma with dark chocolate, rasins, blueberries, dates, figs, caramel, pepper, allspice and spiced gingerbread. Flavor was a light bitterness with rum & raisin chocolate, currents, blackberries, plums, roasted notes, ginger powder, hints of caramelized figs, a touch of coffee and a warming finish. Remarkably well balanced; beautiful contrast in flavours. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, a lightly syrupy texture and a long length finish.
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted oak, dark fruit, plums, raisins, caramel, and belgian spice. Alcohol is hidden very well.
AgentAle (401) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of Apple, plum and other dark fruit. Some spiciness aswell. Taste is a deep sweet fruitiness with some liquor snap on the tip. Body is a clear amber with a lace head with great retention.
markducommun (99) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium tan head. Berries, grassy nose. Some vanilla. Quite sour initially, some bitterness, some sweetness. Alcohol not terribly present, medium body. Really interesting and complex, very well balanced.
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weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 75 cl 2011 brown bottle, best before 12/12/2016 corked and capped. Pours clear dark amber with small/medium off-white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small bubble lacing. Taste is caramel, oak, spice, and some herbal hops. Christmas beer?
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown pour with not too much of a white head. Herby, raisin, spicy, boozy scent. Thick in the mouth. Lots going on here. Lots of spices, some fruity tartness. Definitely can taste the alcohol. Taste like a good Belgian Extra Strong Dark Ale, which is really impressive as it’s brewed right here in Canada. This is up there with some Trappist stuff I’ve had.
monkeychugg55 (823) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut body with a finely bubbled, tan head. The aroma is mostly French oak, with some sweet malt and dark fruit. The flavor is sweet, with some oak, dark fruit, and spices. Not bad but the oak is a little too prominent for my tastes.
UDBeernut (1477) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle last night split with the wife. Pours deep amber, cream hued head. Some pitted fruits, clove, vanilla. Light carbonation, light body.
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong indeed and qyuite crafty. With the hints of this brewery beers. I liked it although very strong.
NatKadaw (93) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Not much in the way of carbonation. A 2013 bottle, could use a little aging. Dark fruits and pleasant yeast, can?t lose, but nothing incredible
terrybail (506) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
This brewery almost never fails to disappoint this is a very good interpretation of the style