vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet and light sugar aromas. Light spice, fruit and sugar flavors. caesar (7097) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled @ Camping Ratebeers 2014, small sample. Dark copper color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisin, slight spicy, bit of bread and ripe fruit. Medium sweet in taste, slight bitter, touch of alcohol. Quite full bodied, probably not as much sugar used as the belgian counterparts. Nice belgian-styled stuff again from Alesmith. PhillyCraft (7082) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle, pours black with white head, couple inches in size, with nice lacing. Aromas and flavor of brown sugar, hops, spice, and clove. As it warmed some rye bread and caramel malting is evident. Medium body. Nice yeast profile. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep ruby, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Big and boozy bready nose, heavy.   Also some alcohol and dark pitted fruit.   Boozy maltiness on the tongue, bready, sweet, dark pitted
fruit that is very acoholic.   This one seems to be a little young, immature, or lacking in proper reproduction attributes.   Not a mature beer by any means.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Big bright finish,
super sweet breadiness, a little popsicle, some big bready malts as well as an torpedo tube aftertaste.   What the f*ck is a Torpedo Tube Aftertaste?   I have no clue, but it tastes like something out of the cold war era.
Sweet, bready as f*ck, and just plain ole difficult to drink.   A bit caustic, super strong popsicle like flavors.   How is this rated all that high?   Its a bruiser and a bastard of a Quad/ABT beer.   I feel like I just
sh*t myself finishing this beer.   WTF just happened? Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
This one poured a semi murky dark red to brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was dark fruits, lightly burnt sugar, dark candy sugar, chocolate, yeast and mild spice. Flavor started with a plummy yeasty grapey taste, followed by belgianesque spicey middle, and finished with a nice chocolately and roasty conclusion. An excellent American version of the style.
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottled, dark brown pour with no foam, roasty plum aroma, flavors of gingerbread, malty dark fruit, wine, plum sauce, lasting finish BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle via Eric and enjoyed in my St B chalice: Pours a ruddy brown hue highlighted by a touch of crimson and copper with a fading fizzy head, some oily tears. The aroma notes of fig newton cookies, plums, anise, chocolate covered banana and clove imbued tobacco. The taste is actually well restrained with sweetness and maltiness supported by some yeastie spicy and earthy notes. Reminds me a lot of a young Roche 10 more than say a Westy or even a Saint B. The mouth feel is a tad over carbonated by considering the genre that is sort of good thing and makes it more drinkable, warming yes, overbearing no. I am digging this brew and so glad to have finally try it. Mille fois merci Monsieur Starnes! joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2017
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with no head. The aroma is very fruity with raisin, fig and plum. The flavor is thick and bready with light spicy yeast notes, intense raisin, plum and fig. Some fruit cake. The alcohol is pretty well hidden, but the body is very heavy. Good for the style. JStax (6356) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is musty, earthy, sweet, Candi sugar, some spice. Taste is sweet and moderately spicy. Big, sticky body. Medium carbonation. Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry fruits and caramelized sugar with light fruity ester is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by caramelized sugar with dry raisins note, light fruity ester and well balanced residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and surprisingly no apparent alcohol. Well balanced and very enjoyable for the style. Brewer should think about brewing again and maybe giving it a barrel treatment.