IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Bomber from Alaska Liquor Store, Skagway. Nose is candi sugar, black raisins, and a hint of banana ester. Clear dark brown with a medium, lightly lacing, tan head. Flavor is moderately sweet with a white peppery note, dark fruit, and hints of cloves and char. Very nice. Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2016
From a 22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavors same. Smooth and tasty. Gerbeer (3755) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany with full head. Aromas of candi sugar, sweet dark malts, and metallic Belgian yeast. Rich flavors follow same - sweet and thick with a little spice. Right on... jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2016
On tap at prospector. Perfect example of dark strong. Tulip glass. Dark and some head and lace. Nose of plums with a bit of chocolate. Alcohol totally hidden. Palate is rich and thick and creamy. Complex and rewarding. nealblind (1865) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2016
dark chesnut brown long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma ginger, cherry cola. Plums cherries raisins, hoisin sauce, a little smoke, some astringency, twine. palate is light, a little too light no creamy. mixed back here
drsordr (2662) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Old bottle, likely 2008, shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque cola brown with moderate tan head. Nose caramel apple, toffee, raisin, molasses, only minimal oxidation. Taste still moderate sweet up front, then flavors from the nose. Still fruit and sweet. Hides alcohol well. Held up well. tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Location: Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CAlaiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes, rum soaked raisins, dark breads
Appearance: Dark brown / black with thick chocolate-y head
Taste: Prunes, herbal liqueur, cough syrup, bitter finish
Palate: Creamy, sticky, cough syrupy
Overall: I was expecting a lot more from this one (coming in at 99 pts). Taste is much too herbal liqueur, sticky sweet cough medicine in the end.
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has sweet raisins and licorice. Also sweet malt. Flavour has lots of sweet licorice, some raisins and mild coffee notes. Oaty and a bit foamy palate. Becomes sweet and sticky after some sips. One of the best Belgian style ales outside Belgium. Gotta love the good licorice here. olio (10289) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.tiong (7305) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Pours ruby red color with a small head. Lots of spices on the nose, sweet caramel malts and ripe fruits, licorice and faint yeast. Sweet banana flavor, caramel, some syrup and toffee too, all the sweetness moderately balanced with the strong alcohol, lots of sweet ripe fruits, plums mostly. Really heavy and rather complex. Strong carbonation. Might improve a bit with age, quite tasty already.
650ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, spices, plums and ripe fruits. Taste is sweetish, heavy and spicy with some ripe fruits, plums, mild roastiness, toffee and syrup. Finish is heavy, spicy and slightly roasty with some toffee, syrup and ripe fruits. Quite heavy, but balanced.