stevoj (5881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2016
On tap at Albertsons. Dark but clear brown, immediate big airy head, which subsides to a creamy skin. Woody, fruity, licorice. Body seems a bit light, all around nice presentation, well rounded Belgian. nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Draft. Dark but clear reddish brown with a big lasting tan head. Big Belgian aroma, overripe fruits, anise, and spice. Intense flavor, sweet and Belgian, sugar plum, anise, grains of paradise. Medium thick body with high carbonation. Enjoyable. Iphonephan (7486) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear mahogany with a tan head. Light licorice nose. Flavors of caramel and spice. Smooth finish. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
The nose shows a pretty nice standard BSDA.... a bit of lite yeasty phenols and some hard to tack down estery fruitiness... but the main player in the aroma is a lite yet ever present licorice or anise note... I swear there is a "supermarket brand" cola characteristic... the anise and possibly some cardamom play well with a good Belgian profile.. the phenols speak of clove... but the fruity esters make me think apricot (?!) weird ... a bit of toasty malt helps tie this flavor together nicely.... minor bready notes with warmth help bring this back into a good BSDA territory.
Body seems a tad light for the style... carbonation is everpresent but small bubble and sorta creamy... pretty nice.