onceblind (8930) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep heavy dark brown hue with a sticky light beige head that leaves tons of lace. Bright raisin and fig aromas on the dark Belgian nose that’s slightly toasty malty. Smooth dark Belgian fruity flavor up front that’s predominantly raisin and alcohol phenols and finishes dry and plummy and dusty. Seems disjointed and sugary but with a boozy body and too-dry finish.
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at the answer. Clear brown pour with small light tan head. Boozy nose with noted of plum and raisin. Flavor is not as alcoholic, but still some booziness and a fair amount of toffee, raisin, and brown sugar. Big old sweet maltbomb. Maybe back in the day I would have been attracted to this, but not now.
obguthr (6184) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plum, fingernail polish, maraschino cherries aroma, quite volatile. Cloudy garnet brown, thick tan head, nice lace. Plum, fig, candi, lightly sweet but far from cloying. Subtle molasses and twigs finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Lovely.
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2017
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of figs, toffee, dried fruit, malts and some cocoa. Taste is sweet malts, fruit and some toffee.
tennisjoel (1425) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blasts of spices, cinnamon, pepper, tobacco, belgian sugar, fig, and cocoa. Appears as dark brown in body with a thin but lasting off white head. Good beer. 🐝
demannu (459) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown almost black color. Large fizzy tan head. Overall flavorful and complex taste with notes of figs, raisins, and burnt caramel over a roasty malt base. Smooth body, slight stickiness, semi dry finish.
drfabulous (7520) - 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 (6171) - 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 (503) - 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 (5045) - 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.