ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Location: 750ml bottle procured at Buy Rite a couple years back, 10/23/15
bg80 (84) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Aroma: The nose is a bit boozy considering the age, dark fruit, chocolate, and Belgian yeast
Appearance: Pours a brownish color with a slight amber hue, murky, beige head, light lacing
Flavor: It tastes medium sweet, similar to the nose, with the dark fruit, chocolate, and booze
Palate: Medium-plus body, fairly lively on the carbonation front, a bit of stickiness and a little heat
Since the bottle claims it would cellar well, I gave it some time, but my cellar is getting low, so it was finally time to pull this one out. Opens up nicely around the desired temperature, do not serve this one too cold or the flavors will be too muted. Overall, there’s a lot to like here, but it doesn’t quite live up to the best Belgian examples that is is attempting to replicate.
Very Happy with this bottle. When cold, the carbonation is strong and balances out the smooth sweetness. Complex aroma and flavors. When warm, you can really enjoy the palate and warm booze. Goes head to head with Trappist dark ales.
closey22 (2026) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Amber thin rimming beige rimming head; aroma is mild malt; flava is malt forward notes of honey hint of hop bitter; feels medium silky then fizzy; finishes sweet yet dry some bitterness falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Sat on a bottle for a few years. Heavy hitter with lots of molasses and burnt sugar and bread and tobacco. Age did it well and it shows its abv but not in a bad way. arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap, dark brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, toast, slight vanilla, hints of grass into a bit of dark fruit, some slight spice into a bit of roast. Taste was a mix of toast, caramel, dark fruit into a bit of vanilla, orange, hints of grass, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
BAcklog rating. 75cl bottle at Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a dark copper color with ruby edges and a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly roasty, with notes of caramel, dried fruit, figs jam, roastwd wood, vanilla. Taste is again quite sweet and lightly roasty in the finish, lightly bitter. Notes of caramel, biscuit, dates, leather and vanilla. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite sweet and quite tasty hotstuff (5208) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Rated on 02-23-2013 at RBWG. This corked and caged bottled beer is courtesy of thedm and myself. This pours a medium sized tan head that mostly diminishes, orange brown transparent body, no visible carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is dark fruity, brown sugar, caramel malt, toffee, and semi-sweet. The flavor is dark fruits, caramel malt, toffee, metallic, and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth and a bit oily. This beer is light-medium bodied. A quaffable beer with a nice flavor and worth trying. AirForceHops (7546) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
750 ml bottle encase in a aluminum tin. Purchased at Georgio’s Liquors about a year ago for 18.99!!! Dark, deep brown that I can tell is brown when held to the sunlight. Aroma is plums, dates and candi sugar, tones of yeast.Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
The flavor starts with a blast of Belgian candi sugar and transitions into plums, figs, toffee and dark toasted grain. The finish is sweet and sugary. The alcohol is well hidden with a milder carbonation level. Overall it’s a very nice drinker but not really worth the hefty price tag.
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, raisins, yeast and toffee. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, yeast, raisins, brown sugar, dark fruit and spicy alcohol. Medium full body, lively carbonation, dry warming finish. mR_fr0g (12917) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Caramel / red coploured pour with a persistent creamy head. Aroma is belgian yest, wood, dried fruits. Flavour iscomposed of caramel , dry dried fruits, , orange, light roast in the finish. Palste, is earthy dry, semi-sweet. Lingering caramel and belgian yeast.