DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Tap. Brown/hazy pour medium carbonation and heavenly aroma of rich sweet malts and spices. Taste was just as good as the aroma; fig, plum, very deep and complex and warming on the finish. Really enjoyed this one! mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
Rating #737!dwyerpg (6402) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a dark cloudy brownish-black with a pale brown head and some lacing. Light bananas Foster aroma - quite sweet. Light browned banana taste, opening up into fantastic spice, buttery pastry and sweet coconut! Smoky campfire notes as it warms. Creamy thick body, well carbonated. Great stuff - thick, spicy and sweet!
This definitely has the Belgian strong/dubbel aroma. Flavor is pretty good overall. Quite sweet and a little fruity, a pretty tasty beer. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
Deep mahogany brown. Some cherry fruitiness, plum, fruitcake and brown sugar depth. Lively, fruity, juicy character. Nice dark sugar and breadcrust complexity. Alcoholic dryness in the finish. Combines Anglo and Belgian elements into a beer that is distinctly American. This is a fun sipper. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2009
On-tap at Elysian Fields and Tangletown.
Dark fruits, plums, raisins, figs blackened toffee and strong hints of caramel. Outstanding flavor profile, estery and very alcoholic without any "hot" spots. Great Belgian yeast profile, easy sipping and very dangerous.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Had on tap at Tangletown. Dark brown, unfiltered appearance. A holiday version of Elysian’s Bete Blanche, I think. Darker in color, malty, caramelly flavor dominates. Not much hop flavor here. Pretty tasty. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Really enjoyed this Elysian Christmas beer. Pours deep brown with thin cappuccino head and lace. Smells smoked, of toasted malts, sugar and bitter chocolate. Taste isn’t what I expected from the smell. Floral followed by chocolate and caramel. Unusual and works well. skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at the 2009 Great Elysian Beer Festival and a few other times back then. Nice and up front Belgian sugary malts and hints of dark fruits on the nose and palate. Was usually pretty good! bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Rich malt aroma. Malt and molasses flavor with light yeast. Medium bodied. Mollases lingers with light yeast and light malt. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Heavy on candied sugar aroma, darker chocolate coffee flavor like a soft porto (not porter). Well balanced palate with a final bitter touch of hops. Cola like visual.