MarkSachon (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Purchased as a four pack of cans at the Sewickley Giant Eagle near Pittsburgh. Perfect on the pour with a nice big aromatic head of goodness. Chewy and exotic on the first mouthing, with plenty of surprises for the discriminating drinker. Each tasting was a bit different for me. Read the can if you will for an interesting aside. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Aroma: vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, raisins, fruity esters. Appearance: dark ruby, slightly hazy. Taste: vanilla, red delicious apples, raisins, caramel, cinnamon. Palate: full body, hefty carbonation balances the rich flavors, dry fruity finish with some spicy cinnamon and apple notes. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a tulip glass.
Aroma- A nice blend of yeast, pepper and vanilla
Appearance- A dark brown color with a medium sized tan head.
Taste- Has a really good wood and fruit blended flavor with a hint of vanilla, really good.
Palate-A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. Has a dry finish.
Overall- A really flavorful and satisfying Belgian Strong Dark Ale, highly recommended. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4-pack from Perry’s. Holy God I could drink this every day. Nose is full with dark fruit, sweet black and chocolate malts, a very light fig character in particular. Color is a beautiful bloody brownish black with a mountainous brown head. Flavor is perfectly balanced: cherries, fig, wood, dark Abt esters... damn it I wish I had bought two 4 packs. Or three. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Purchased at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY; enjoyed at a good friends place closely by. Appearance a very deep ruby / brown, very cloudy and dirty, with thin off white head. Aroma remarkably complex, notes of cinnamon and vanilla, also of dark fruits and a touch of Belgian yeast, also a bit sweet with noticeable carbonation. Taste is pretty remarkable, I can’t really describe it, very smooth and drinkable but still retains its boozeyness, also a mixture of dark fruits, caramel, Belgian yeast and a touch of cinnamon. One of the more unique ones I’ve had.
JohnScav (2) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
Pours a dark cloudy amber with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Sweet,dark, fruity aroma. Tastes of dark fruit/figs. Notes of bread, vanilla, and cinnamon evident. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is very present. Overall, this is a nice, warming beer for a chilly night by the fire.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pour from a can is a very dark amber with a nice clarity. Aroma is nice roasted malt with hints of raisins and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and malty with a brown sugar and date. Leaves a clean finish. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Nice malty beer. Malty flavours, grain, and caramel. Long lasting flavour, I miss some balance from the hops. b_fizzle (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
Perhaps my score is related to my expectations being so low...at any rate, I was totally impressed with this beautiful, rich, full-bodied ale. from nose to finish, this is a pleasure to drink. It has the expected Belgian yeast with a sweet bread character that finishes with a very light hop character. wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Not much of an aroma for such a powerful tasting beer. Strong vanilla and oak flavors compliment the Belgian yeast. Full palate. Overall a very unique Belgian Strong Ale.