gregwilsonstl (2711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Very dark. Thin oily head. Raisens. Brown sugar, and plums. Hint of chocolate. Light to medium body, but very complex. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark brown with red highlights and a tan head. Aroma has a lot of raisins in it as well as some lightly roasted malt and some brown sugar. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of candy sugar as well as some raisins, plums and other dark fruit. There is also some nice malt in the flavor and a bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice. CanIHave4Beers (4243) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small, thin, but well retained head. rajendra82 (1109) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
The aroma is plum and fig with some Cavendish tobacco, some caramel and some brown sugar. Impossibly rich and inviting, pungent but nothing that smacks you across the face, nuanced, at times subtle, but very rich smelling.
The flavor is fruity with both pear and darker fruit notes of raisin, fig, cherry, etc. The beer has a very noticeable presence of spicy alcohol notes, but it’s never over boozy or unpleasant. Some robust rye bread and light roastiness provide a some balance.
This is a very enjoyable beer.
Classy packaging of a tin with corrugated cardboard padding, which ensured that the beer was well protected from light and shocks. The beer looked deep copper when pouring out of the corked, and caged, 22 oz. bomber, but it looked nearly black in the glass. The head was quite small, but lasted a while, and left a solid sheet of lacing on the sides of the St. Bernardus goblet. The smell was apples, cherries, pears, and raisins, with a touch of allspice. The taste was very fruity as well, but the sweetness was balanced out by yeasty dryness and spice, and the beer was not at all cloying. The balance was outstandingly drinkable. The mouthfeel was light ,and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish had some brief spicy notes before tit faded. This was a quality beer in all aspects. Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
chocolate, herbs, brown, minimal head, amber, Pearfull body, thick feel, flat, long finish, bitter,
Iphonephan (7486) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Toffee and cherry notes. Tart finish. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark maroon brown with three fingers of course light tan head. Settles relatively quickly with sparse lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fig, mild stone fruit, alcohol. Flavor is mild fig, date, stone fruit, caramel malt, toffee, bitter, alcohol and apple in the finish. Tastes pretty authentically Belgian. Moderate to soft carbonation, medium body, and clean texture. Fruitiness and alcohol really come out as it warms up. A tasty belgian beer. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Certainly nothing wrong with it but also not particularly complex or interesting, which I expect from both Ommegang and anything "Belgian-style". nyindiansfan (465) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown big head lots of carb. Smells tastes of belg yeast spices has dark fruits in it raisin prune etc. good stuff. I wish for a bit more but what u going to do. marcus (10889) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a tan head and a treacle, dark fruit and coffee aroma. There is a sweet dark fruit and malt flavor with a ddry carbonated finish.