ljthiessen (1539) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 20, 2017
Bottle. Clear, caramel pour without much head. Aroma is caramel and raisin, malty, fairly simple. Taste is sweet, caramel and dried fruit, very slightly bready, not bad but pretty simple and a bit on the sweet side, not a lot of bitterness and would like a drier finish. cmacklin (1412) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2017
650ml label put on a 341ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a thin, creamy, short lived, beige head that dissipates to an outer ring, leaving spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, raisin, plum, bread and brown sugar. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, bread, brown sugar, raisin, fig and plum with a dry, warming booze finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Not a traditional Belgian, but still tasty. wlajwl (7278) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Aroma is caramel malts/liqueur and a good hint of raisin bread. The flavor is caramel malts/liqueur, fruit/dark fruit and a slightly cloying/alcoholic finish. bubbleflubber (2244) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Pours an amber-brown into the glass with an immediately diminishing fizzy tan head that leaves sparse lacing. The nose is of heavy bourbon accents. The bourbon immediately transfers into the flavor, alongside heavy malts, Belgian Candi-Sugars, just a hint of yeasty starch fruits, and finishes with a brighter citrus essence and an oaken bourbon barrel woodiness. The citric alcohol semi-dry finish lingers appropriately, not completely overbearing the mouth with sole heaviness. Although not necessarily indicative of the traditional style, it’s certainly not unwelcome. It’s almost spot-on for a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Red Ale. The full body and oily mouthfeel make for a semi-chewy palate, perfect for a nightcap or for sharing a substantial, complex bourbon-aged offering with friends as an aperitif or after-dinner dessert brew. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2016
22oz bottle 9/21/16 (Caputo’s Singles Rack)-46° in tulip-Pours a dark amber with floaties and no head. Aroma of Belgian, caramel, dark fruits, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol, banana, and caramel. This full bodied brew is pretty tasty but also a bit lacking.
DeanF (2648) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Has a soda pop like head that is gone in an instant and copper-brown sugar-alcohol body. Aroma is fruitiness due to a lot of fusel alcohol. Flavour is sweet molasses with a harsh cloying finish. This tastes in every way like those strong European lagers the teenagers get drunk on; any insinuation that it even alludes to a trappist beer are not correct. AncreSteam (17) - - FEB 20, 2016
"Taste is bourbon rum red ale." definitely says it all.
The first hit of aroma is fruit, mostly banana then caramel and malt.
There is no mistaking that this is a Belgian style beer.
Will definitely be having more of this! simonblaine (593) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours auburn, fair fluffy head. Aroma of bourbon, sweet apricots. Taste is bourbon rum red ale. Bit metallic aftertaste, it’s OK, not great. sulawang (1216) - - JAN 9, 2016
Visual: Pours orangish-brown with lots of suspended sediment, barely any head, very thin layer of retention, several varied speed streams.
Nose: candy sugar maltiness (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, micro-tingly, underlying sweet malt
Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel apple, alcohol bitter-tangy, toffee barley malt, hint of nutmeg
Finish: residual toffee malt sweetness - clean.
Summary: Much cleaner in flavour and roundness than their whiskey barrel aged edition. Very well-hidden ABV. northropfrye (3743) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Light copper body. Booze whisky tart aroma. This is sour and I’m not sure it should be. Some booze and dried fruit. The whisky really overpowers the ale. A nice effort but I’m not certain it was totally successful