Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with a tan 3 finger fluff head. Sweeter candi sugar notes, brown sugar, and a dried fruitiness with hints of spice and apple. A slightly spicy yeast accent with a spritz y carbonation apple and plum y notes. Maverick34 (3299) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Draft from Spuyten Duyvil. Poured darkish. Lots of yeast and some fruit. A bit licorice. Ok. notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Pours a fizzy, hazy brownish red - aroma of clover honey, a lot of yeasty character, toasted malts, some nutty qualities - full carbonation in the mouth - the flavor lacks character - it’s pretty much just honey and light earthy bitterness - some toasted character and quite a bit of yeastiness - a bit of spiciness and warmth on the back end - kind of chalky in the finish - some caramelized sugars way on the end of the finish - boring, but nice enough. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, hops, dark ripe fruit, yeast, dust, light roasting, light caramel, and a hint of cola. No alcohol aroma that others note. Poured brown/orange in color with a large, fluffy, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Lightly cloudy. Sparkling. Some tiny and large particles throughout. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malts, light caramel, slight nuts, hops, light yeast, dried ripe fruits, cocoa, and some oats. Medium body. Dry, chalky, grainy texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, caramel, yeast, cocoa, and slight vanilla finish is dry and chalky. 8%ABV is totally hidden. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Tap at The Palm Tavern. The beer pours to a nice amber orange body with a white head. The aroma is dark candi sugar and some ripe bananas and light molasses. The flavor has some heavily toasted malts, light strawberry seeds, roasted and pale malts. Honey? The palate is sweet and toasty. Medium bodied.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of fig, plum, apple, pear, pepper, chocolate malt, yeast. Flavor big on the apple and pear notes, pretty yeasty, while lacking on the darker notes and became a bit seltzery. Palate likewise. Ok. LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of spices, dark malts, fig, and a touch of skunk. Flavor of peppery spices initially followed by light fruits and sweet malt. Very nice, very drinkable.
7/4/7/4/15 (3.7/5) CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a large, frothy, well-lacing light beige head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and biscuity Belgian malt with a touch of raisins and yeasty esters. Starts with a lot of effervescence and otherwise viscous malty undertones with good dark caramel sweetness and bready yeasty balance before a drier, toasty finish. Not mind-blowing, but a pretty enjoyable and tasty Belgian strong ale. Stefano (2019) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 17, 2009
Dark red-brown colour with a creamy beige head. Roasted malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour with some roasted notes and hints of caramel and fruits. yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a huge off-white head. Mild roasted malty and light yeasty aroma. Mild roasted and yeasty flavored with a subdued bitterness. Mild sweet and caramel malty finish.