dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nice Belgian. Had a slight spice flavor in the start. The alcohol was hidden pretty well. DocLock (10728) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Draft at the Drafting Room, Exton. Dark brown/ruby pour (slightly cloudy) with medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops, spices, florals. Tastes fruity, spicy, with finishing hops and malt. Nice balance and complexity. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Dried fruit, citrus, floral, perfume, and cardamom aromas. Hazy red-brown with a lasting, beige head. Dry, floral, fruity, and spicy. Medium body, prickly carbonation, and a refreshingly clean finish. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours dark mahogany color with a tan one finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves a wispy lace. Sweet Belgian candi sugar aroma with burnt caramel in the background. Taste is similar to the aroma with sweet Belgian candi sugar, and hints of fruits in the background. Slight tastes of orange peel and ginger. Very strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
19 nov 2013, tap at brewers art. Dark brown. Nose is dark toast, orange, and spices. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Finer comes out big time and lots of bitter orange peel in the finish. Reminds me of 90% chocolate and orange rind. Fun for a winter ale. Don't know how much I could drink though. It is quite bold.
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SteveOrz85 (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2015. 12 oz bottle shared by three. Quick freezer chill. Served in tulip glass. Some head quick to dissipate. Little to no lacing. Head is off white. Beer is a rich mahogany color. Aroma is malty with a complex balanced spice note. Cinnamon, allspice maybe light cloves. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Malty with good spice, well balanced. Lighter bodied with average carbonation. Light texture. Good holiday sliced ale. nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours with very little carbonation, very viscous brown body, thin non-head. A pretty awesome winter ale, captures some Belgian flavors without being a victim of out of control yeast. Some spiced edges, but mostly a big, rich, pleasant Belgian Brown. Sublime. beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2016
12oz bottle, no date. Dark brown pour, too dark to see through. Agaonst the light looks a bit ruby brown and some more clarity. Aroma is relatively mild with a light spice coming off, light ginger cook is what I mostly get. A light pluminess after that with a cookie dough lightness to surround all of it. Flavor is smiliarly mild with present but light spices and a mild Belgian dark backbone. Not sweet, dry, more of a S/H/V than a Belgian really. The orange peel doesn’t really stand out for me. radagast83 (8137) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
I’d been holding onto the 2013 bottle for way too long, so it was time to drink it, even though it is in the height of Summer. Ah well. This one poured a medium brown color, touch of ruby notes, and a gigantic light tan head. I mean huge, even though it was served almost immediately out of the fridge. This one foamed like crazy. Once it settled (relatively quickly), it was ready to drink. Sweet molasses, dark brown sugar and notes of light spices. Flavor was nice easy to drink sweet molasses, toffee, with some light spices. Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque bown color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of dusty cocoa bars. Taste us spiced fudge brownies. Very nice.