BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Had on draft at the brew pub. Served in snifter. Dark, thick, with a nice creamy head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. I thought this beer was fascinating! I had never tried a dark belgian before. Very complex flavors. Malts, chocolate, coffe, sweet cream...All blended very very well for a delightful drink while sitting outside on a hot day! vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Hmmm, don’t know about the winter warmer note in the description as this was a nice light beer on a summer day for me. Poured black (duh) with a light tan head. The aroma had dark fruits, citrus, crisp dark malt (no roasted qualities) and some yeast. Medium / light body that is smooth and refreshing with semi-sharp carbonation - very pleasant. The taste starts with the dark malt from the aroma, raisins and dates with citric acid acting as a balance. The finish is fairly short and sharp with a bit of a tang to it. Some dark caramel becomes noticeable as it warms. This is a very nice refreshing beer that could be as easily enjoyed in the summer as the winter. Strykzone (7306) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008
Almost black with red highlights. Nice tan head that leaves a lacing with a cool pattern. Aroma of dark fruit. No roastiness at all. Flavor of dark fruit and chocolate and some hop zest. jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Draft at Cajun Joe’s in Indianapolis (the former BadaBoomz which is the former BWW). This was interesting and well-crafted. Black body with short, tan head. Aroma filled with sweet fruits, sugar, roast, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter in the finish. Light to medium body, velvety texture. Easy drinking. Very nice.
theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2008
750 ml bottle courtesy of tjthresh. Pour is almost entirely black, 2 inch tan head. Aroma of tobacco, ash and burning leaves. Really organic nose. Taste is sharply sweet, the smoke is still around, but melds more towards the background. The sweetness in the flavor is some banana and sharp citric pineapple sweetness. Palate is medium, dry towards the finish. This one is really unique and well made. Thanks for sending this one my way, Tom.
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Had on tap at the brewpub while visiting town for my brother’s wedding. This was dark, roasty, estery, and delicious! misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12 ounce pour on tap at the brewpub-dark pour lite brown two finger head-aroma and taste of chocolate, roasty, nutty-smooth finish kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Draught at the Brugge Brasserie. Appears opaque dark brown with a creamy tan head, stout-like. Aroma is tart and fruity with hints of rich clove and sweet malt. Fairly sour flavor but fairly mild over all with some hints of its darker charcter. Full feel in the mouth. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Near black with a tan head. Big tart wheat, earthy roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Decent earthy yeasty nutty malt flavors with tart wheat mirrors the aroma. Not too bad. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Big dark pour with tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses spice. Flavor is interesting: I get some roasty malt and chocolate, spice, sweet burnt sugar, then some coffee with a nice tart orange peel in the finish. Nice mouthfeel with a tad less carbonation than most belgian ales. Still, solid, delicious ale.