drfabulous (7396) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep dark pour with so much fruit and raisin and plum and fig and all going on. Very rich and very good.
TheBeerGod (6158) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to near black pour with a tall, fizzy tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, cocoa, spices, dark fruit and soft yeast. Taste is dark fruit, spices, yeast notes, cocoa, caramel and toasted grains. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly and fizzy carbonation. Moderate stickiness and a light boozy warmth. Ends with more dark fruit, cocoa, caramel, toasted malt, spices and soft yeast notes.
Jabic (487) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Cocoa and plum; hints of cinnamon, ginger, and sweet toffee; clean dark caramel and dusty nougat. Ap: Deep amber-brown, opaque; medium-small tan head with moderate-low retention, leaves a fuzzy ring of very fine bubbles and a thin cap of fine cover with a few large suds. T: Sweet toasted malts, with orange and juicy peach; some clove, black pepper, and dried cherry mid-palate; medium bitterness, fairly clean, with a herbal, noble character; finish is a touch tannic, with cherry and peach skins. P: Medium-full body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Very nice Belgian Dark Strong Ale; great mix of spice, fruit, and malt, without any oxidized dark fruit flavors weighing down the bright spice and warming malt character.
badgerben (5029) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackish color with a tall head. Earthy, dark fruit estery aroma. Very estery. Notes of roasted barley. A bit boozy. Seems sugary, like a dark dememera, but finishes dry. Heavy carbonation.
Alpha10 (707) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2017/02/24 - Pours a dark brown colour with a large, foamy, khaki head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is yeast, banana, clove, dark caramel, light herbal notes and dried dark fruit (raisins and figs). Taste follows nose; lots of raisins, figs, sweet caramel, spices, herbal notes, bready yeast and light alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium with lightly biting carbonation and a long finish that is dry, lightly warming, slightly medicinal. Overall pretty good, but did not enjoy the herbal and medicinal notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
moderrnlifeiswar (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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superspak (5223) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 11/23/2016. Pours murky very dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, pepper, clove, light banana, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready/light roast malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, pepper, clove, light banana, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness and light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Slight tangy yeast tartness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, pepper, clove, banana, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light chocolate/cocoa, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready/light roast malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready/light roast malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Nearly perfectly balanced between yeast and malt flavors; with very impressive complexity from both sides. A really enjoyable offering.
Nejhleader (1525) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a dark fruit belgium yeast aroma. Taste is an odd tangy malt and dark fruit combo.
sinfull (1575) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark , brown color. Big , tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, burnt sugar. Roasted bitterness in taste . Flavor of roasted malt , spices and hint of yeasts.
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Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This kind of lacks the distinct Ommegang flavor you associate with most of their beers, but its richness is nice and reminiscent of a barleywine, but without the high ABV punch. The figs and raisins are present as promised, but not very strong. The beer itself is richer than the individual parts, and it’s a fun time.