CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle thanks to miketd: Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark toasty caramel malt and good bready Belgian yeasty. Body starts fairly full and toasty caramely sweet with a good light fruity complexity and some full, biscuity maltiness. A true to style and enjoyable Belgian strong. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours an amber color a tan head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, clove, black currants, and some alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel, clove, yeast, black currants, and some alcohol. BCMike22 (94) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Poured into snifter glass. Light brown / goldish color. Head died quickly. Sweet scent in nose. Strong flavored, but nice and balanced. Dry finish. Very good brew. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Tap at Hop Devil. Big, fruity aroma, lots of banana, grainy malt, taste is a bit astringent. Reminds me of banana bread. Very malty flavor, light tropical fruit, pine, not too much alcohol, and not great. JoeMcPhee (10140) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
Tap at HDG. Deep brown with ruddy highlights. Very unusual aroma, toasted marshmallows, hazelnut and a bit of strawberry. Sort of a rye/rummy character as well. Man, this is weird. Some light peachy/rotted fruit ester. Some solventy higher alcohols as well. Flavour is sweet and lightly fruity, but there is a muddle of yeast and malt flavours in the middle. Sort of a peppery/phenolic yeastiness. There are some interesting characteristics, but the whole package is a trainwreck.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
on tap at HDG. Dark brown in color with a medim sized tan head. A ton of spice in the aroma: ginger, allpice, with light chocolate, and estery/phenolic yeast. Taste is molasses, hints of chocolate and licorice, ginger, allspice, and some light banana and clove. Some spicy hops in the mid palate through the finish. Interesting, but I found it weird and a bit muddled at the time. TBone (18568) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
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Very dark ruby color, nice big creamy off-white head. Strong berry-like aroma (red- and blackberry). Full-bodied. Liquerish palate. Flavor is dominated by blackberry, then also some sweetish caramelly components and hints of yeast and herbal flavors. Alcoholic punch in the aftertaste. Quite a treat, like drinking cassis liquer.
Draft at HDG. Quite the interesting beer. Spicy with clove, allspice and ginger. There’s some flavors of tangerine, pineapple and plum. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Tasted at 2008 Woodshop hosted by cquiroga. Amber color. June 2007 bottle. Sweetish, Alcohol with a little bit of soap in the aroma. Pretty nice otherwise.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! 750 ml bottle with nose and flavor dominated by a hefty dose of raisins, zesty fruits, hops, yeast. Intriguing to say the least! I liked it...