Theydon_Bois (19195) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Tap at Gigantic, PDX, 22/05/13.
Clear chestnut brown with reddish hues and a thin beige head.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, dates, light spice.
Taste comprises dark fruit compote, raisens, brown bread dough, dates, brown sugars, toffee fudge, light booze.
Full end of medium bodied with fine carbonation, fruity tang in the finish.
Solid enough Belgian affair. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room for the 400th beer list event, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, chestnuts, other dry dark fruits, and caramel malts. Flavour of toasted nuts, chestnuts, dry caramel malts, and slight spices. Definitely seems between a dubbel and quad, with spicy notes. Decent stuff. bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours nearly opaque dark brown with a foamy/frithy(!) tan head. Aroma has a lot of chocolate, but there’s some fruity ester as well. Near full bodied. Flavor has lots of chocolate, lots of dark fruit, and some earthy "Belgian" aspects. Finishes a bit earthy/dirty chocolate, with dark malt and enough hop (I think it’s hop) to make it towards the dry side. This is a tasty, good, interesting and very nearly unique beer. Good on them brewers. Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle - Dark fruit, brown sugar, bit of alcohol. Dark mahogany with a thin brown head. Rasin, prune, lots of sugar and very boozy. A nice stong, but a bit too much booze. Lubiere (13780) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
A hazed dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, dark fruits with light molasses, smooth vanilla, nice. In mouth, sweet fruity malt with light caramel malt, dark fruits, a bit too sweet.
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Light amber pour, moslty a white head. Flavor is sweet, honey, candy sugar, malty, bready, a hint of yeast. Solid brew. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
2013-05-30. Dark brown body nearly headless. 3+ Aroma is lightly alcoholic and fruity. Flavour is sweet up front, interesting grainy rye like undertones. Caramel notes, moderate alcohol throughout. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Bottle at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle shared by haggerty. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a dark molasses flavor with a noticeable Belgian yeast presence. What a strange combination. Very dry finish. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
[5401-20130530] Sample. Aroma has a light maple note to it. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted spiced fruit bread flavour. Full body. Interesting but a little harsh. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2013
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a medium off-white head. A big fruity and nutty nose. Dark malts, big dusty yeast, Belgian candies, some heat, berries and massive sweet malts. Finishes dry. Good.