emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours a murky ruby red with a thick frothy tan head. The nose was very warm, rummy/raisiny, dark fruits, alcohol, light Belgian must. The flavor was crisp and warm, raisiny, sharp esters, fruity, some sherry. Crisp lively carbonation with a hot alcoholic mouthfeel. mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Bottle from Whole Foods. Deep dark brown. Mostly opaque. Rich dark fruit aroma wit a little bit of sweet. A little tobacco as well. Sweet spiced flavors. Interesting boozy flavors. Like a Jamaican rum & root beer. Well hidden alcohol. aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2008
The color was hazy, amber/brown. The head was thin, fizzy, and light tan. The aroma was sweet, raisin, rum, and spice. The flavor was very thickly sweet, raisin, alcohol, and spice. The palate was thick-bodied. The finish was warm and sweet. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 Pouring a dark, muddy brown color, the body is crowned by a small but well retained head of tan colored foam. Wet spots and flares of lacing mark the glass in a random, scattered pattern. The aroma shows dark, dried fruits, primarily raisons, plums, and figs. Hints of cinnamon and creamy, lightly peppery Belgian yeast complete the nose. Flavors are sweet up front, but well integrated with earthy, spicy hops. Raisons and figs are the dominant components, but a creamy element plays a major role. Medium-full bodied and silky smooth, it drinks quite well for a 12% beer. Overall, very solid. Compared against St. Bernardus Abt 12, it did fairly decent. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma was belgian yeast, some bread and alcohol. Flavor was too sweet for me. Dark fruits with noticable alcohol that was overly sweet. Medium carbonation.
robforbes (2238) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2008
pours a dark black with a large khaki head, good lacing.chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
smell of dark pitted fruit, some caramel, touch of spice.
taste of dark fruit, some caramel, spice, grapes, some cocoa, some malt, few hops.
Was given an 11.2 oz. bottle- and it’s a Friday! The pour: rich, head collapses quickly due to it’s high alochol content. The color: deep, dark, almost stoutish in color. The bouquet: very ripe plums, baker’s dark chocolate, with nice roasted malt subtleties. The palate: toasty, malty, a rich creaminess and pepperiness at the same time. (Not easy to achieve in a beer!) The finish: wonderful lingering malt finish. This is a wonderful beer. I have had their tripel, and it was fantastic as well! Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2008
HOT DANG!! really malty with sugar, spices and caramel. good consistisy with the palate. this is for an after dinner drink nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2008
The aroma is cereal malt, yeast, fruit, and spice. The appearance is medium red/brown with with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall pretty good. afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Rating #800. Bottle. Pours a dark brown amber with a large tan head that that leaves good lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet caramel, and yeast spice. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and very well hidden alcohol. Very good.