JohnScav (8) - 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 (5) - 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.
78samh (288) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 oz can pours very dark brown. Sweet malty and a little fruity aromas. Taste is superb! Malt, raisins, oak, brown bread, and some hints of spice makes this my favorite American-Belgian beer. WOW! and it came from a can. tsd08460 (1243) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: woody, vanilla, clove,
Appearance: Dark amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Tasty. wwatkins (1) - WASHINGTON CROSSING, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - MAY 20, 2016 does not count
SMOOTH BUT FLAVORFUL TASTE. ONE OF THE BEST BELGIUMS IVE HAD IN A WHILE. CAN TASTE THE VANILLA , FIGS AND HAS THAT OAK BARREL AROMA. RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a beautiful dark copper/slight red with a nice foamy head that disappears not long after the pour. Aroma smells much more of alcohol than I would expect. All of the advertised flavors come through beautifully without masking the characteristics of a true-blooded belgian. strap (965) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
cloudy mahogany pour. medium creamy head. cherries, cola, roasted malts. complex flavors. some earthy hops on the back end. very good for the style.