Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, candy sugar and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
6 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a rich brownish dark hue, a good haze, with darker copper glowing edges, brownish with a decent frothy tannish head, dies to a film, laces ok though. Aromas are fruity and biscuity, offering some toast and caramel, gentle pear, apple, cocoa. Faint waft of dark fruit, mellow spice, soap, more spicy Belgian yeast. Touches of candi sugar. Initial is fuller bodied offering a potent sweetness and toast up front, some cocoa and a good healthy dose of plum and dark fruit. A touch of dark black cherry, some spice, caramel and toffee. Mellow bread, toast, biscuits. Middle and back start to show more budding red and dark fruit, plums and toffee, caramel, and a touch of dry toast, spice, some vanilla, and brown sugar. Finish is dried a bit, mellow sweetness. I actually enjoyed this morn than expected. Nice. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
bottle... good looking beer, really nice dark mahogany, light cream head doesn’t last long... the aroma is light caramel, yeast, coffe and brown sugar... tastes like a Belgian brown ale with yeast, a bit of bubblegum, coffee, chocolate, and malt... unique and interesting, worth trying flatmatt (1563) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap at Seva Detroit. Deep brown pour with a white head. Raisin aroma that’s slightly boozy. Flavor also of raisin, with some toasty malt mixed in there, definitely with a boozy feel to it. Not bad. BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to rick. Pours out a rusty amber topped with a small head. Nose is rich malts some pit fruit and nice spice. Taste is more of the rich malts some pit fruit and spice.
Travlr (24286) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Draft at the source murky brown color, small white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is toast, butterscotch, light spice. Nice. deyholla (11486) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a near clear brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread with a bit of backing chocolate and a hint of raisin. Flavor has a good amount of raisin with some light spice with a bit of chocolate and breads backing. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle (Thanks to My Friend Derek) in Hotel Room, Chicago - After a visit at Aviary..... Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, apples, phenolic, sweet malty, light rubber, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, light honey notes. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2012
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Deep clear mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, brown sugar and mild fruit. Taste is sweet with a dark candi sugar, dark fruit, yeast and mildly over-roasted malt. Finishes up fruity and semi-dry. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark brown with good, foamy, tan head / Toasty nose of roast barley, weed, pine, and chocolate / Medium body, a touch thin, malty with some chew, some sweetness but mostly dry with lots of bitterness / Astringent flavors of dark roast coffee and grass, with notes of lemon / Not bad, but ultimately awkward. No Belgian character.