wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Absolutely flawless. Pours with a thick longstanding head. Hints of caramel, raisins, and orange in both the flavor and the aroma. Taste remains on the tongue for quite some time. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle 750ml from King&Godfree. Exceptional yeast-driven beer. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, dough, and butter. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, and very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Style; glass:Belgian Strong; trappist
25.4 fl oz x 9% ABV = 228.6 / 60 = 3.81 beers * 150 C = 571.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canalís Lawrenceville, NJ for $ (have to check)
Aroma: cloves, banana, peach, fruit. A wonderful version of the style, aroma fills the room.
Visuals: Meticulous packaging, beautiful and royal, thinner translucent head, hazy ruby body, gossamer lacing.
Taste: Begins bubbly, sweet, and washy, middles to a fruity candy, finishes dark with some bitterness. Delicious.
Palate: Heavily carbonated, very fresh, middle dulls and flavors emerge, finish is long lasting, sweetness, roastiness converging.
Overall: As most of my purchases from Garrett O., this is a quality brew, worth the price, with exquisite care, packaging, and attention to detail. Superb. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 18, 2009
The cork releases with a pop that could be heard in the next county. A henna/coffee pour yields the smoothest, creamiest almond foam, with stamina that belies its delicacy. Softspoken yet commanding aroma features succulent fruit- grape and strawberry- roses, bubblegum, spice, cookie dough, and pina colada. The flavor is amazingly complex and seductive; cava, flowers, subtle spice and candied fruit, hints of orange and cognac... mere words donít do it justice. Perfect carbonation contributes to a mouthfeel that is fluffy as feathers and light as a cloud. Each sip further sheathes my glass with gossamer lace. Simply stunning... Garrett Oliver does it again! efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Very delicious. Ever so slight honey taste/aroma, sweet with very tiny bit of sourness. Doesnít disappoint. I like Brooklynís stuff, havenít had a bad one yet. Little bit of caramel, some roastiness. Worth it if you donít mind buying good beer in bombers, but hey good beer isnít cheap.
BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Oh my dang! It's so good! Seriously every bottle is slightly different but it's very delicious. It pairs well with a fatty meal such as ribeye steak, marinated in crown and pineapple.
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UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Excelente cerveja de estilo belga. Aroma e sabor maltados. ColoraÁ„o marrom escura. 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 Iíve had, but an extremely good drinkable one (despite the complexity and ABV), and a suitable follow-up to Brooklyin Local 1! Awesome pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Wow. Best beer Iíve had in awhile. A nice brown ale full of spices. The cork jumped out of the bottle practically on itís own, and as promised the brew is very effervescent. Balanced beyond belief. thatgumyoulike (32) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
The most expensive beer Iíve ever bought, but it shows. Itís by far the best smelling beer Iíve ever had. It has hints of coffee, bitter hops and nuts. The beer holds its head beautifully and pours a deep, intense brown. The flavour is so complex itís hard to sum up. Thereís a big hit of fruit, toffee and malt but the bitterness is just right in order to compliment it. There is no way youíd guess it was 9%. A genuinely special beer. Feels special but has a drinkability that Iíve never seen in a beer this strong.