TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
Mondial 2009, Montreal. Haven’t tried the Local 1 yet. This one is cloudy brown with a huge head. It smells like candi sugar, ripe fruit, caramel, and spice. The flavour mirrors the aroma, with the addition of something herbal. Slight bitterness and alcohol in the finish. Good, not great. BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2009
750ml bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours a murky red-brown body with nearly two inches of persistent khaki-colored head. Citrus and pith come through loud and clear in the aroma, with hints of brown sugar, chocolate, and toffee. Citrus and pith hit early, with a sweet orange juice quality, followed by some brown sugar with chocolate notes and a tinge of roastiness to balaince things out. Medium bodied with full effervescent carbonation (no doubt from bottle conditioning). Relatively dry and clean toward the finish. Overall, a great Belgian strong dark. Not the best I’ve had, but an extremely good drinkable one (despite the complexity and ABV), and a suitable follow-up to Brooklyin Local 1! Awesome dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Impressive for a dark belgian. Sweet and fruity aromas. Full of warm and dried fruit flavors. Explodes in the mouth with a great finish. CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
Dark ruby-brown pour, dense tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Complex aromas of Demerara sugar, sweet malt, dry herbs, and feet. Palate develops burnt sugar, candy sugar, dark fruit, vanilla, and bittering hops. Light, dry, herbal finish; creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Rich and most drinkable. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with a thin layer of foamy tan head. Aroma is bubblegum, dark cherries, and spicey yeast. Flavor is brown sugar, raisins, plums, and a slightly roasted malt base. Warming finish. Overall, enjoyable.
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Pour was amber/brown with an aroma of syrup. The flavor was that of belgian fruity malts, honey, molasses, brown sugar and raisins. Mouthfeel was really carbonated. A decent brew. No complaints, no wows. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Slightly hazy brownish pour with plenty of foam. Aroma is yeasty, sweet malt and honey. Flavor is tons of malt, honey, peppery and effervescent on the finish. Ok brew, especially if you like sweeter belgian style brews. can8ianben (1554) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
A strong darker Belgian ale. Reddish in color with a thin tan head. Tastes of raisins, caramel apples, and Belgian yeast. Very pleasant as it warms although not a very strong aroma. phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sugar. Flavor of malt, yeast, toffee, toast, brown sugar, fig, and alcohol as it slides down. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a bite to it. More straightforward than a lot of other Belgian ales, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A tasty Belgian that would go well with a lot of dishes. ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle. Tasty beer. Pours dark brown with thick beige head. Nice malty aroma with hints of honey. Taste of more caramel malts, vanilla, honey. Light body, very drinkable.