unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a medium off-white head that quickly settles. Aroma is caramel, honey, tropical fruit, figs, spices. Taste is caramel, honey, spices, tropical fruit, maple syrup. Some light carbonation and fizziness. Feels like a - very decent - mix between a belgian triple and an american barley wine. Quite good actuall
drsordr (2238) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour dark gold with orange hue and moderate white head. Nose light dank, slightly soured malt, some honey sweet. Taste similar to nose, generic sweet malt, toffee, caramel, and hint of alcohol. Can drink it but just ok. Extra 10th for the alcohol content.
rader58 (867) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours clear copper in color. Aroma of citrus, pepper, clove, coriander, caramel, alcohol, banana. Flavor of caramel, banana, citrus, pepper, clove, cinnamon. Simply version: spicy over a sweet malt base. Very flavorful and palatable.
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle shared with blonderedhead. This one has been in my beerventory for quite some time which is probably contributing to the lack of head on my pour. Aroma has pronounced boozy elements with some good Belgian yeast too. Almost smells like rum or whiskey or scotch. Taste keeps the alcohol presence going Plenty of sugar. A little tropical fruit. Caramel and scotch...toffee elements. Rich, soft mouthfeel. Definitely a sipping beer...almost has that after dinner drink feeling.
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle shared with Heather on 9/27. Pours a rusty amber color, medium off-white head. Nose is candy sugar, orange peel, dried fruit, toffee, booze. Mouth is medium bodied, lots of caramel, fruit, some Belgian yeasty spice, creamy. Finishes with a noticeable ABV warmth. My girl and a beer together. Not to steal from the Old Milwaukee commercial... but actually, it doesn’t get any better than this. 😊
hawthorne00 (3417) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled a year ago. Lovely clear golden amber with an off white head that’s soon a coat (first glass) in a Westmalle chalice, but lasts OK in a La Chouffe tulip. Aroma of brioche dough, grapey booze, herbs, oranges. white pepper. Not that heavy for 12%. Low carbonation. Taste is less refined than the aroma, but similar: brioche dough, some dried fruit and citrus peel. Some bitterness and doesn’t turn towards dry as much as you’d expect, but then it’s not quite as sweet as expected either. Good.
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Spicy caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and spice taste. Long sticky sweet finish. Tasty Belgian.
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong Ale but smooth in flavor. Caramel & toasted somewhat nutty taste. Dark amber in color. Hint of alcohol on finish. Extremely drinkable for a beer this strong.
biirusaikou (2363) - - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pump. Rich caramel, quite sweet and syrupy, dried fruit, honey, vanilla, brioche, lingering sweet finish. Good stuff but a bit heavy and sweet for my liking.
BroadestTom (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma caramel, bread, cereal, alcohol, banana,
Appearance amber, clear, minimal head, white foam,
Taste heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, fizzy,
Overall a very sweet malty beer that hides the 12% very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend