HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crushed at the source with the Dude. My initial response: Daisy Cutter? Thatís a Half Acre beer. Pours a dirty brown. Aroma of a lot of weird stuff going on. Banana runts, banana bread, dirt and earth as well. Lots of caramel and burnt sugar. Itís just not melding together well. Flavor heavily features this belgian yeast strain that gives of phenols that are just odd. Sweet and backed by caramel. Bordering on cloying. Medium bodied, somewhat flattish. This just was not pleasant.
3fourths (7529) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Dirty solvent in the nose with a bready banana mush yeast ester and malt sugar aroma and flavor. Boozy alcohol and oxidized brown malt and soggy bread and paint / metal from the yeast. I let it warm until I couldnít stand the pruno rotting-fruit-and-ketchup smell. Awful!
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ West Flanders. Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Metallic aroma, sweet dates, and plum. Prune juice, sugar, and candy. Bubblegum, rotten fruit, and cauliflower. Flavor is overripe plum, banana, and lots of sugar. Prunes, dates, metal, and a bit of cauliflower. Really metallic finish.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at West Flanders poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of burnt carmel, toffee, tobacco and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, light carmel, light earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering tobacco finish.
bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, this pours deep amber into the glass with a reductive head that leaves little lace. The nose has wonderful bubblegum accents. Flavors are similar, with caramel, nice yeasty esters, bubblegum and candi sugars. Soft on the palate, the medium body and smooth mouthfeel make for a nice post-meal pull.
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Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at West Flanders. Pour is clear brown with a small tan head and no lacing. Caramelly, bready, yeasty, doughy, lightly spicy, dark fruits, and clove in the aroma. Taste is dark fruits, toffee, grapes, somewhat woody, red licorice, caramel, grassy, and yeasty. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very smooth for 9% ABV. Not bad.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of toffee, slight red fruits, hints of earth, grain, and spice, touch of dark fruits in there as well, but lots of sweet caramelized sugars. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, lots of caramelized sugars with toffee, molasses, red fruits, hints of earth, spice, finishing pretty sweet, slightly dry.
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice solid strong. Brewmaster said itís the Westmalle yeast strain, so I would guess the characteristic yeast flavors carry over. I havenít had it in a long time so I canít speak for it. Nutty, and caramel-y flavors after a dark raisin aroma. Finishes fruity with pleasing dry qualities. Well done!
adnielsen (7584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ West Flanders Boulder. Pours an dark orange appearance with little head. Sugary, caramel, dark fruity, plum, banana aroma. Cloying, caramel, sugary, banana/grape fruity flavor. Pass.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. Dark body of caramel and toffee. Overall, I found it had a bit of that candi sugar sweetness to it. Nice.