egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured a murky purple brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, vanilla, caramel, light cocoa, ginger and cardamom. Taste of plums, pears, light citrus, caramel, vanilla, and a dry, oaky / alcoholic finish. Thanks Steve! hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
750ml bottle. Gusher alert - soaked my bar. June 2007 Vintage. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, spices, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits (lots of them), spices, brown sugary sweetness, fruity and some earthiness. Some alcohol in the finish. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for opening up this one. Pours a hazy brown with some golden amber notes and a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet malts, solventy, some spicy Belgian esters, ginger, bready and floral. Flavor of dark fruits, toasted malt, ginger, a bunch of various spices, brown sugar notes, earthy, oak, coats the tongue and biscuity. ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium brown body with a creamy, light beige head.
Smell: Syrupy dark maltiness with notes of plums, strawberry jam, and a blend of various spices.
Taste: Dark malts with a taste of heavily caramelized sugars. Dark fruits and jam. A bit of aniseed and other various spices. Yeah, it’s a bit boozey, and comes across a touch solventy. Spicy, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Restrained carbonation. Rather sticky mouthfeel, that’s for sure.
Drinkability: I am left somewhat disappointed, shaking my head all the while. It just didn’t quite come together for me. Glad to have tried it though! Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
In short: A decent but very basic caramelized Strong Belgian Dark Ale.
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
How: Bottle at Flossmoor on Pre-Dark-Lord-Day party 2008. Almost 1 year old (June 2007 vintage). Unknown generous soul, thanks a lot whoever you are.
The look: Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head.
In long: Heavily caramelized body, lively Belgian carbonation, some dark fruits, above average sweetness. Not much else to say really. A big Belgian style beer with no real character. A pleasant beer but in that overcrowded Strong Belgian Dark Ale this one is the french-fries side order on a big restaurant menu.
750ml Bottle. June 2007, 10.2% ABV. Aroma is very spiced! Sweet malts, spruce, lavender, grains of paradise. Flavor is bold malt, rich, Heavy bodied. sunevdj (4143) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Flossmoor tasting. Pours a clear dark brown. Smells of salmiak. Very sweet. Caramel and a hint of thissel? Also some spice. High carbonation. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Date: 03/22/2008Shag (3059) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, whispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet dark fruity aroma with lots of sweet fig character,
Flavor: rich fruity flavor with a dark caramel sweetness, light balancing earthyness, lots of ripe fruit character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
This one poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma consists of cherries, nutmeg, brown sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Am I crazy but I taste some ginger in there? I also get some caramel, nutmeg, dark fruit, and a hint of citrus. Overall this was a nice Belgian Strong. adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAR 23, 2008
On draft at the HDG. Pours a burgundy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of cloves and coriander. Taste is malty with a coriander and clove flavor to it. Has a nutty finish.