TH28 (213) - - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. 3/11/15 bottle date. Appearance: Dark golden, with a hint of orange. Slight haze and white foam cap that dissipated quickly.
Aroma: fruit forward Belgian yeast, mainly apple and pear, with some grape notes. Moderate intensity.
Taste: Really rich caramel malt and candu sugar dominate, with slight Belgian yeast fruitiness on the back end, mainly pear.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with some viscosity, and low carbonation. Alcohol warmth is present, but not harsh.
Finish: Very sweet maltiness on the finish, with alcohol warmth.
Overall: Considering this clocks in at 12%, itís really smooth. Very rich maltiness and a nice balance against the fruitiness of the Belgian yeast.
WVHouseofBeer (921) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice vibrant amber hue. Aromas of candied fruit, sugar, spices and a touch of alcohol. Tastes more of the same with a little burn from the high ABV. This is a very sweet beer, and almost cloying, but there is just enough of a hop presence to tone down the sweetness. Good beer.
ramboraffe (991) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours clear amber orange with small white head. Smell is sweet fruity, caramel malt, tropical fruit, dried fruit, raisins and spicy belgian yeast. Taste is sweet fruity with dried fruit, ripe fruit and over ripe fruit and some alcohol in the finish. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.
katrinaez (399) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Nice and thick beer. Fruit sweet yet sour and slight malt. Great cloudy golden color. Really enjoyed. Bottle
flatmatt (1230) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a coppery light amber with many fine particles and an off-white head. Caramely aroma, sweet cotton candy and fruit. Flavor has some caramel mixing with green raisin/grape and a touch of earthiness, some alcohol edge. Itís tasty.
bytemesis (4234) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012. Pours hazy golden, small white head. Barleywine like aroma, lots of malts, dark fruits, some bourbon notes as well. Flavor is medium sweet, very muted spices, a bit of Belgian yeast esters, but still more of a barleywine than a Belgian beer to my palate. Tastes barrel aged interestingly enough. Medium body,
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Complex aroma with way more going on than I can pick out. Taste is similar but a little more restrained.
John25 (953) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. (Rated from memory from las night). Amber/orange. Sticky, sweet sugary fruit, boozy. Pretty good, but too sweet and unbalanced.
Slubgob (212) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into snifter. Hazy orange-brass, quickly dissipating white head. Wonderful nose of sweet dried apricot, biscuit, touch of cinnamon or clove? In the mouth, high alcohol sweetness but not as much as one might expect from 12%. Malty, long finish that evolves from sweet to fruit. Heavy on itís own, but balances nicely with a chicken adobo of all things -- I think because the vinegar in the dish adds a needed contrast to the thick sweetness of the brew.
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful amber/orange with a off white brownish head. Lots of malt aromas of bread, toffee, and and some chocolate. There are also some citrus and and spruce. It has a medium to heavy sweetness and almost no bitter. This beer is almost a desert. The body with medium to full and has a creamy and fluffy aroma that fills the mouth with even the smallest sip. Itís a little too sweet for my taste and has almost no bitterness to balance it out.