kevinator (318) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well done and unique among a popular category. Nice Belgian yeast and sweet aroma. Nice amber color like a cognac. Very little head. Smooth, almost oily palate with some carbonation. Really smooth balance of flavors that were not overwhelmed by the yeast. Caramel and spice notes that made a nice after-dinner drink. The 12% alcohol was hidden very well.
Yatesed (2) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
citrus, amber, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, light body, soft carbonation,
RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a decent tan head. Aroma of yeast, malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, fruit, yeast, spice, caramel, and some alcohol. Very nice!
Fritz123 (234) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bomber in Boca Raton, Fl. Pours amber with thin head. Aroma of yeasts, apricots, peaches, malts. Taste was wild yeasts, heavy malts, bittering hops and sweet fruits. Bitter finish. Tastes less than 12%. Good Belgian.
Sperine (138) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I bought this beer to share for a friend's birthday simply because the label calls it "liquid luxury." I took it as a joke, but this was an incredible experience. I popped this open right after sharing a Heady Topper, and one of my guests said that this was far better than HT. While I may not agree, I can definitely understand why.
kidmartinek (2446) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plum amber. White head. The aroma is like mottling fruitwood. The taste is what an old wooden church closet smells like that hasnít been opened in 50 years. Its very smooth and easy to drink. Good desert beer if you hold your nose half the time.
Mrnoluv (41) - long beach, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Citrus aroma, with almost a cider scent. You can smell the alcohol sweetness, gorgeous dark orange to light brown color, the aftertaste is just a little bit bitter, sweet with a strong note of alcohol, the spices linger just long enough to tingle your palate. The ABV is the only issue. For me I love the 12% but its so strong it really over powers any food you try eating this with, itís sure a drink alone beer. This one is for serious drinkers only, complex, high ABV, one of my favorites but not for the faint of heart.
Daytonbeer (385) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish copper with very small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of dark fruit, candy sugar, and alcohol. Taste is the same with brown sugar. Wow. Excellent brew.
chinchill (571) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of wild yeast aromatics. These are toned down in the flavor where, although still prominent, they allow the malts to come through too.
Medium body with near perfect carbonation.
High ABV is fairly well hidden; seems more like 8%.
This seemed more like a farmhouse ale than a Belgian strong to me, although it is strong.
Beergeek23322 (416) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2012. Updating from backlog. 750 ml. bottle. Pours amber with a large white head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, brown sugar. Very complex and balanced. Goods stuff.
Smoothsippin (19) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden brown with a light head. Slight fruitiness on the nose. Comes into the mouth with a nice balance of sweet and bitterness. The swallow follows with that same balance which lingers with a pleasant aftertaste. Grows on you, nice Belgian.