RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 Draught at Barcade, Brooklyn, New York. Unfortunately the bar ran out of this beer in mid-pour and I only got about a quarter of a pint. Still, the bit that I had was very good. It was complex and well-balanced with a nice bitter finish. There was a hint of toffee in it as well.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Clear amber beer, thin white head. Aroma is lightly spicy and toasty. A kiss of caramel as well. Falvour is decent. Soft caramelly maltiness and a very persistent lingering bready character on the back as well. Seems fairly hoppy for the style. As it warms, the hops fade and there is just a nice nutty/caramelly maltiness. A kiss of apple fruitiness and maybe a bit of berry as well. Some faint spiciness along with a bit of citrus on the back. The malts aren’t exactly right with an obviously North American malts rather than European ones, but it’s still pretty nice.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand Bottle. Thank to TomDecapolis for opening this up. Pours a dark amber body with thin head. aroma is hoppy, candy like, malty. Flavor is malty, candy, even more maltiness, semi sweet. Low carbonation and complex.
highpoint (26) - lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
was able to get a growler of this. nice malt flavors up front, followed but a slight peppery finish. orange colored, clear, almost no head. overall, a nice example of bdg.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle shared by sliffy from dickinsonbeer. Aroma was real malty and rich . Malty and sweet but not really a lot of belgian notes to this. Rich and pretty tastey actually over all.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand-bottle shared by sliffy. Orange-red pour with a white head. Aroma of smokey-roasted malts, light dark fruits and vanilla. Flavors of smokey malt, vanilla and a light fruitiness. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation...roasty/sweet finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle from dickinsonbeer: Pours a clear dark copper with an off white head. Aroma, caramel and brown sugar, some earthy notes. Flavor, caramel, some yeasty notes, and fruits, earthy, and some faint spicing.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled via dickinsonbeer. Iron and earth abound in this great malty Biere de Garde. A bit vegetal, a bit of battery on the tongue tingliness. Soft aroma of flowers, buttered bread, barley. Alcohol is a little hot, otherwise a fantastic interpretation.
obxdude10 (2301) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color, soft white head, very sweet nose with notes of yeast, sugar & raspberry, a little too carbonated, a little on the fizzy side, sweet malty flavors with lots of fruity notes, more raspbery & maybe a little cherry, fizzy finish with too much carbonation, a little bit of a disappointment given the good ratings
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle thanks to Dickinsonbeer. Clear copper with a medium head. Aroma is toasted grains, brown sugar, yeast and fruit with some spicy hops. Tastes spicy and sweet with some hard cherry candy. Medium sweet finish. Very good. So glad I got to try this! Thanks again, Paul.