slowrunner77 (12586) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Darker brown in color. Spicy and pit fruit aroma and flavor, with more than a bit of mustiness, especially in the nose. You can feel the abv more here than in Worry, though they’re about the same. Dry spicy fruity warming finish. alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2017
22 oz bottle shared with a group. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head that disappeared quickly. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, Belgian candy sugar, Belgian yeast, hints of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish. maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2017
On tap @ brewery: Pours coffee-black with thin lacy head. Dark fruit aroma and christmas cake, raisin, cherry compote palate. Overall, a very nice Belgian strong that carries its 10% ABV nicely. jonno (2879) - JAPAN - MAR 3, 2017
2 yr old bottle. Very rich very much an american version of a big, phenolic Belgian. Rich and rewarding, but also very smooth with a sweet berry finish.
Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
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, Bjerringbro. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste is sweet malt, dark dried fruits, sweet berries, brown sugar, caramel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Sweet finish.
DWF; Bottle 650 mi, drunk at Cardinal. Pours moderate, dark concerning with a somewhat lasting, lacing, tan head. Aroma is heavy, malt, caramel, moderate dark dried fruit, light yeast and spice. Taste is sweet, light bitter and spicy with a lasting sugary, warming finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. k92488 (492) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2017
DWF lyse brunt skum som varer, klar kobber farget. Aroma tørket fukt rosiner og malt, syrlig. Smak er malt fuktig. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Great beer. Nice long-lasting malty flavours and aroma. Full body. Will have again. ineedbeer (2230) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle that’s at least a few years old.
Aroma is malt forward with lots of dark caramel and toffee. Lighter toasted bread notes with hints of chocolate. Some light alcohol spice. Notes of candied plums, cherries and raisin. Some light phenolic notes with a cinnamon, nutmeg type character. Light oxidation in the form of wet cardboard that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.
Pours brown with some burnt amber hues and a medium sized, thick tan head that recedes to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and medium length legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of caramel and raisin notes. Quite a bit of toffee with lighter toasted bread and faint chocolate notes. Down light cherry, plum and prune notes. Light alcohol spice. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cumin. A bit of oxidation in the form of wet cardboard.
Mouthfeel is medium to.medium.full bodied and a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol notes.
Overall, this really isn’t my favorite style of beer and the oxidation hurts it a bit, but there are nice malt notes. The yeast character is also quite strong and works with the malt adding fruitiness and spices.