BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle compliments of André: Pours a dark brown color with thick tan head, no lacing. Nose of toffee, nutty vanilla and light oak, very light yeast, no hops or malts are punching through in the nose; some tobacco though. The flavor is lightly hinted with some malt sweetness and some balanced wood and almost a bourbon note. Nutty finish, respectable body. Not a whole lot going on but it’s very clean and tasty. The "belgianophiles" probably wouldn’t find a lot to like here but it works for me. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Thanks to Jordan for sharing this with me. Pours a really interesting, shady and cloudy, and unfiltered shade of brown. Very nicely layered in the appearance. Nose is full of rich toffee, some leather and a hint of wood. There is a bit of a vinous note in the flavor, with than belgian yeastyiness in every sip. Nutty and fruity, with some caramel and chocolate, and not overly complex, but like Jordan said very clean and tasty. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle: Brown in color, slight tinge of burnt brown sugar, huge foamy tannish head, fairly nice lacing. Subtle fruity aroma, yeasty, slightly bready, seems fairly sweet. A bit of alcohol as well. Sweet bready brown sugar flavor, pale fruit skin, soft dark pitted fruit, this one is better than I imagined. However, it does fall off sharply, but it is quite clean. Slightly warming finish, with a fairly nice body but a moderate mouthfeel. Finishes with a bit of plum, sugary, with a soft caramel malt base. Alcohol is apparent throughout, but never biting. Wished it finished with a bit more umph as this beer is really all up front, and in the nose. Subtle overall, but still enjoyable. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2009
750 ml bottle - thanks riversideak!! dark amber with flat white head; smoke, chocolate, yeast and scotch; drinks super smooth with a healthy dose of rich, brown sugar and spice; dank fruit with sweet finish; quite interesting and one i really enjoyed BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
Rich amber brew that has lively carbonation. Though categorized as a strong ale, aroma and taste would indicate a barleywine. Aroma is thick with malt and dark druit, apricot, peaches, tangerines. The brew is similarly flavored with rich malt and fruits, with some dashes of chocolate malt and candi sugar. To me, this is a highly sippable, mildly hopped barleywine.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar). Dark brown, tan creamy head. Smoked molasses aromas warm to swirls of caramel coated raisin. Ripe plum and fig flavor balance on a soft sweet smoke backbone. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Well done… trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2009
750ml bottle at Uber. Pours a dark reddish brown. Right off the bat, this brew is malty as hell. It’s a lot like brown shugga or a very old Old Bawdy from Pike - molasses, brown sugar, sweet malts, etc. The alcohol counters, but this one’s really sweet. It’s earthy, full-bodied, and very good - I can’t believe this brew is out of Silverdale - a tad bit of cherry cola, and some dark fruits, with a mild carbonation... but still, it’s just a little too sweet. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is raisin, caramel, smoke,
Taste is light alcohol, raisin, oak, caramel,
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2006
750 ml bottle into glass. Pours a very murky and dark brownish tan with a semi-frothy medium white head. I also had problems getting the plastic stopper out, but it wasn’t a drastic deal like Perkeo had. Aroma is fairly light with hints of yeast, fruit (apples and pears), and brown sugar. Flavor was a bit simpler than I thought it would be, but was very intriguing at the same time. Hints of brown sugar, Belgian sweet yeast, plums, apples, and figs were all present. Had heavy and sweet malt notes near the finish. Definitely worth a try at least once! beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Pours cloudy and mudy mahogany with a small tan head. Rich sweet fruit aroma, like apples slathered in brown sugar. Carbonation wasn’t all that strong, but this beer still felt light and fizzy on the palate, dry in the finish with a slight smokiness. Kinda strange belgian style beer, but rather enjoyable for its uniqueness. Thanks to batkins for this brew.