Broncowaldon (72) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby red, biscuit malt aroma with big fruity esters. Big rich mouthfeel. Very nice Belgian Trappist strong ale.
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A better then average trappist ale. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a tan head. Smells herby, with some cilantro and lime, with some classic Belgian overtones. Taste is simple, with more cilantro and herbs, and a boozy finish. Had in the bottle.
nealblind (957) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
brown pour. Aroma caramel. Tastes armpit, caramel, sponge candy. Musty grains and spices. too sweet
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - medium-high sweetness, raisins, light Tootsie Roll, touch of heat
Appearance - dark amber body, 3-finger tan head, creamy, above average retention, average lacing
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, lively mouthfeel
Flavor - sweet malt base, dark fruits, rich with raisin flavor, light cloves, touch of alcohol
Overall - another new brewery to delve into. A very nice BSA, recommended buy. I like the sweetness.
DedicatedToFun (3413) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, copper pour, white head, nose is fruity, taste is plums, more fruit, smooth sailing.
bhensonb (11799) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours very, very ruddy copper (held against strong light) with a slight beige head. Aroma of malt and darker fruits. Med + body. Slightly roasty darkish malt with mixed fruity esters. And date/plum/raisin sort of fruits. Heat is not really an issue. Maybe getting some pepper or clove. Alcohol is having an effect in the gullet. Finishes far from dry, but it drinks decently. BSA! BSA! BSA! (hint: not the scouts)
badpuppy69 (281) - orange, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours A dark copper brownish color with a thick tan soapy head. aroma is chocolate bananas sweet caramel malt. taste follows the aroma well with a slight Belgian yeast note extremely tasty very smooth and no alcohol detectable. wow awesome!
giantkiller (7) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of Valiants best in my opinion. Graham cracker combine with darker fruits like plums and dates as well as a pleasant sweetness from the rich caramel maltiness. I had a taste of the aged version and it rocked my socks!
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7 June 2013, tap at the brewery. Copper, clear, some bubbles. Nose is cherry, raisin, some nail polish, raisins. Med body and moderately fizzy. Raisins, golden syrup, straw, moderate alcohol.
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brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkish amber sort of color with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, sugar, and fruits. Some plum, raisin, and pear. Banana, alcohol, and spices. Decent. The flavor is not bad, just kind of sweet and boozy. Banana, pear, plum, and raisin notes. Sweet caramel and brown sugar as well. Yeast and somewhat spicy.