Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2007
Rather enjoyed this. Poured a muddy amber, sort of a dirty brown color, with an OK head. Aroma was faintly fruity. Flavor was really nice, lots of fruit initially, mainly apricot, peaches, and plums. This was complemented by a smooth maltiness with notes of caramel and faint molasses. Quite good. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a rich dark amber to ruby with a thin offwhite film of a head. The nose is rich and malty with nice caramel hints. Alcohol, dark fruits, creamy with a little acidity. Well balanced and subtle, while definitely rich. Creamy and viscous mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit too creamy. Big big malt. Rich caramel, raisin, and some significant diacetyl. Some herbal hops. Alcohol is very noticeable. Some acidity. A little less astringency and diacetyl and this would be a really very nice brew, oh well, it’s merely rather good. Creamy rich finish, acidic fruit and some toast in the finish. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
Murky brown body with a small off-white head. The aroma is fairly sweet, caramel, dark fruits, light banana and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is lightly sweet, candi sugar, plums, raisins and herbal. Medium body is smooth with soft carbonation and a bit warm on the finish. Nice. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2007
Wow, talk about creamy! My goodness the palate was great. The texture was nice and smooth, and again was creamy. The color is a dark brown with a hint of red. I thought the aroma was decent. This beer had a nice caramel, and fruity smell to it. The beer has a nice caramel taste to it, but the flavor lacks depth. I only taste the caramel, and maybe some fruits, but the beer is not terribly complex. I also taste an unusual bitter aftertaste, not really anything that adds to the beer. Decent brew, but I have definitely had better Belgian Strong Ales before. jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours medium red-brown with small tan head, no lacing on a tulip glass. Nose is Belgian candy sugar and apple, toffee. The flavor begins with a candied caramel that turns into a suprising bitter finish. Very, very sweet, almost cloying, but overall well balanced and pretty good.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 15, 2007
Draught at reBar. Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Spicy malt aroma with an mild updraft of yeast. Mostly sweet molasses and dark toffee malt flavors, with spice and maybe some orange zest in the background. Full bodied and sticky lipped. Pretty decently styled dark Amer. Belgian. aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Mild dark fruit and brown sugar nose. Very molasses forward one-dimensional palate. Almost saccharine type sweetness with some mild malt astringency. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2007
Dark brown and garnet color. Thin, but creamy tan head with good lacing. Dark fruit nose with lots of caramel and some cherry notes. Medium bodied with sweet caramel malts and ripe prunes. Biscuit and dough-like flavors underneath. Smooth finish. Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of IrishBoy. Beautiful, clear, warm, orangey brown with a creamy, light brown head leaving some lacework. Fat aroma of caramel and fruit. Medium body, sweetish, lightly burned caramel accents and a touch of hazelnuts. Very subdued bitterness. Quite lovely. 030407 DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
Solid brown pour with a nice tan head. Complex aroma of dark fruit and malt. Flavor is caramel and fruit, but nothing distinct. Alcohol is hidden, but warming. Glad I grabbed this bottle.