jmm635 (1015) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Poured a slightly hazy deep amber color with a solid head. Aromas of malts, sweet fruit, and a little yeast. Taste is a little less complex... mostly malts, slightly fruity, and a little sweet (maybe caramel). Very rich in the mouth, but slightly alcoholic on the finish. Pretty solid brew for my 50th rating. Half way to my crown! Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
750ml bottle. from a trade with 46er3498. Poured a real nice dark orange/brown color, a bit hazy as well, with a white head. Sweet smell, candy sugar, very subtle, very nice. Nice light sweet flavor as well with a little bite in the end. Very good brew, Thanks Tom. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
750ml, seems to be over 2 years old at this point. This beauty pours an amazing golden amber red with an incredibly retentive light tanned head. Sweet buttery banana plum malty notes waft from the nose...lots of Belgian candy sugar notes are present as well. Very malty. The flavor brings a bit of the same aroma profile with a very deep fruity malty presence, expanding into the dark cherry, dark plum, and dark berry realm. All the while a light yet forward cotton candy & Belgian yeast sugary flavor is present. Lots of layers of sweetness, which then is backed up by an incredibly gentle hop presence starting near the finish and continuing to linger with the sour notes of the malt well through the end of the finish. This one was the wait...I never tried it fresh...and I’m almost glad...if you’ve got a bottle, you could definitely hold it for another couple years. Let it breath...and enjoy...! waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2008
bottle. glowing mahgony pour with thin head. light cider, old barrel, dark dried fruits and rich malts make up a very nice aroma. smooth and silky mouth. lightly hopped, apple and plum, solidly malted and mild with light spices. some musky woody notes. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2008
750mL bottle. Poured medium reddish-orange with a nice thick cap of beige head. The aroma picked up a rich blend of toasted darker fruits paired with spicy yeast, green apple, and mild sherry-like oxidation.. wafts of herbal and vinous notes surround, and everything came together well. The flavor had a decent deal more peppery alcohol than I was looking for, but it still held together fairly well.. sweet pears and greener vinous notes with more dark spices.. the back-end found faint chocolatey and drawn caramel sweetness.. finished spicy and warm. Medium-plus bodied and hot on the palate with high carbonation as expected.. the carbonation really made it pop, and helped the flow across the palate.. still a bit too boozy for me.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Highly enjoyable stuff here. Wonderfully ineffable nose, with lots of chewy maltiness, light fruitiness, with ample carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel, with alcohol coming in on the finish but remains nicely masked. This is nicely drinkable, a tad on the lighter side, and not the most amazingly complex beer from Allagash, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Thanks to BDR for sharing. Surprisingly, red in color. Lots of malt and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruit in the flavor with an herbal quality, along with oak. Well carbonated, lots of bubbles on the palate. Sweet with fruit, and just a little alcohol. I like this. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2008
courtesy of artusory and shigadeyo. Hazy amber/mahogany, minimal head. aroma is very bland in general. Some residuel sugar and faint fruit and nothing else. Flavor has a bunch of caramel and light fruity yeast esters. Pretty one dimensional for a belgian. Not overly impressed. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
750ml bottle-Pours a burnt amber with anice tight tan head. Aroma of malt, sweetness, citrus. yeast, and apple. Taste begins with the sweetness, apple, and malt and then follows with red licorice. This medium to full bodied brew finishes with a bit of dryness. Another great brew from Allagash. Sorry to see it go. hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Pours muddy copper with a nice tan head that looks like this is going to be creamy.. Spiced, baked apples, dried fruits, biscuit malts in the aroma. Very Nice! Smooth, slightly spicey and creamy. Flavor is a tad more fruity and sweet, not as complex as the aroma but good. A good beer that I’d say is on par with the quality of this brewery. Happy to drink this, but sad to see it go.