Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Cloudy brown with a thin, off-white head.
Aroma of cherry, chocolate.
Taste is woody, chocolate malt, dried cherries...a bit of alcohol......dry hay.
Very good. wombat23 (2149) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Shared 750ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber-brown hue, with a light beige head. Aroma and taste of stone fruits, plums, raisins, Belgian yeast, spice, hints of oak, malt. Finish is a bit warming but not overpowering. Good. darbeer75 (1126) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Aroma: fruity, malty, lots of plum; Appearance: dark amber pour with thin offwhite head; Taste: follows nose; not too cloying or oaky; a tad thin though; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: good but doesn't seem like a top 50. benpickens (544) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Pours light brown with a compact porous head that doesn't hold well; fruitcake and port aromas; sweet palate with an alcohol burn in the finish. Nice. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2017
750 ml bottle from Artale in Rockford (I think) in November 2017, served a little below cellar temp from a Maudite glass. Bitch of a time getting the artificial cork out, slight pop when finally extracted...moderate to large light tan head half-fills the glass, decaying very slowly and leaving thick chunks behind, topping a deep red-maroon body....lightly funky aroma, some dark fruit character (blackberries?), some earthy tones, a touch of sourdough yeastiness...body is middling-sweet, a little less sugary than usual for the style maybe, somewhat smoky-roasty at the front and becoming strongly so by the finish, peppery and lightly tart with an underlying sharp note throughout, lightly yeasty....the body is very full, almost verging on heavy but the just-right strong carbonation keeps it from getting weighted down, though the overall potency of the flavor profile will contribute to making this a somewhat tough to drink monster; while overall this is very good, verging on excellent, it's a bit much for me at the moment, and I wish I had someone to share it with on this lonely cold Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays everyone.
shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle. Cherry, wood, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with small off-white head. Moderately sweet cherry, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter wood, herbal hay and alcohol flavor. Good body - a bit lighter than average for the style. A nice beer. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Great Taste of the Midwest, 2017. I do not perceive the lactose. Dark amber color. Strange flavor, aroma has sweet malt and dry oak; flavor has sweet malt sugar and more dry oak here. Alcohol is well hidden. Good beer, but the dry oak is too much. Some raisin, and moderate hops for the style. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Dark amber body, minimal caramel head. The nose and body are of sticky candi malt and bubble gum. Perhaps would benefit from another 18 - 24 months in the body to further attenuate and develop more complexity. This one drinks too young. tmoreau (4753) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2017
On tap at The Beer Cellar in Glen Ellyn, IL., dispensed to a small snifter displaying a fairly clear amber color, with a presentable hat of tan froth, and clinging spray as lacing. The nose was dried fruit, sweetness, and Belgian yeast generated spice. Medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation, and a bit of silkiness to the texture, the taste was similar, with the sweetness as candy-like, moderate earthy, tannic, & rind-like bitterness that lingered, and a complementary amount of booze & warmth. A nicely satisfying brew. drdisque (899) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2017
On tap at a fancy restaurant. Rich and juicy. Medium mouthfeel. Lightly tart. Slight woody or tannic notes. Good complex beer.