thornecb (5918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a clear garnet into a trappist glass. Tan head quickly recedes to skim rim. Alcohol and apricot aromas. Creamy and sticky with sharp alcohol and sweet pit fruit flavors. Lasting burn. hayduke (5211) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2007 I paid $6.35 for a 750 corked and caged bottle of this brew. Poured a rich ruby red color and left a nice tan head and nice rings of lacing as it slowly settled. Nose is of yeast, flowers, malts, and hops, with banana.. Palate is of alcohol, and flavor is sweet and light hops which makes it really clean tasting and easy to drink. Finish is stongly of alcohol. Very well done and enjoyable. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2007
dark dark, cherry red with a solid khaki head. Very sweet flvaor and smell. Lots of heavy, fermented fruit flavors with a heavy dose of sour cherry. Some dark chocolate note and a moderatly strong presence of alcohol. Not bad. Very true to the belgian ale style. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2007
750 ml bottle. Aroma is sweet fermented fruit like most belgians are. Murky brown body with light tan head. Sweet domoinates the flavor of first glass. Second from bottle when yeast from bottom of bottle is poured in a good sweet apple flavor with some sourness. Good brew but has an alochol affect on body. jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle Trappist glass. Dark color, very little aroma, almost unnoticible. Taste was very bland, especially for North Coast I was dissapointed with this one, considering the other great brews they make this one fell a little flat. Somewhat malty in profile but very one sided and with little character.
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Really nothing special in this on except for the presence of alcohol through out everything with this beer. Arrogant Bastard and Double bastard beats this hands down. DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2007
There are different kinds of bitters.
Some are sweet/biiter
some are astringent/bitter
some are peppery/bitter
some are metallic/bitter
I would put this in the last category.
I don’t know what ingredients create this type of bitterness, but I find it unappealling. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Yellow-tan head above a deep brown hue. Rich nose, with hints of fresh yeast and tart fruit. Smooth, silky texture; lively carbonation, but not too lively. Wonderful elements of molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, fig, sour cherries and sweet raspberry. Nice level of bitterness to round things out. Dryish finish. Good stuff. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Poured a hazy dark mahogany with a fizzy off-white head which dissipated nearly completely. Aroma of raisins, grapes, alcohol, and a bit of ashtray. Flavor is extremely pleasant and balanced... dark fruits, brown sugar, dry alcohol. Alcohol has a bit of a burn going down with a retronasal effect. Body is average with a biting carbonation. Although the alcohol and some of its effects could stand to be toned down a bit, this still has a very refined flavor which makes it a quite enjoyable drink. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JAN 8, 2007
garnet color with an eggshell head. Sugared plum nose that is rich and earthy, damn, the yeasty aroma is great. Flavor is thick and rich with yeast, candy, dark fruits, and spices with a touch of coffee with cream in the end that is an absolute pleasure .
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