Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Pours a very dark red brown with a khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smells like a St. Bernardus, but more cherry, spice, and vanilla. Very appealing.Mouthfeel is airy and creamy, very nice. Just enough carbonation to keep things alive.Tastes amazing. Sweet cherry/vanilla with yeast/bready overtones. Delicious. Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
750mL bottle. Epic. Looks like normal St. B, brown in color, good lacing, khaki head, a little bubbly and unstable. Aroma is complex, I get currant, and a bit of unfermented yeast. Taste is complex as well, dark fruits, bitter chocolate, and a taste of alcohol as well. Surprisingly drinkable despite its complexity. Perfect aftertaste and finish. I knew I’d love this one. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
Van ’t vat @ ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske – heel donker, kastanje / meubel bruin, helft van de glas wordt gevuld door een romige, lichte melkchocolade kraag. Ruikt naar cacao en chocolademelk oplospoeder, melkchocolade, donker fruit, pruimen en bruine suiker. Smaak is eveneens cacao, chocolademelk, noten, melkchocolade, donker fruit, pruimen bruine suiker met een duidelijk wat ijzer op het einde dat er niet hoort te zijn (de leidingen), licht geroosterd brood. Het ijzer stat mij in de weg, stuk te licht. Ik had een vollere betere 12 verwacht maar dit is minder indrukwekend, te licht, te simpel een beetje afwijkend. Slecht is het niet maar ik had toch meer verwacht – misschien moet ik dis is eens van de fles proeven. Ron (4259) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at MacGregor’s. Very dark brown with a large creamy head, appears black in a glass. Aroma is clean with notes of cherry. Texture is thick and smooth, sweet sugar and chocolatey notes with bits of cherry. Carbonation is medium but compliments this well. Finish is smooth with a slight tartness. Extremely good. cpcollin (1) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
Pours a rich dark brown into a Westvleteren Trappist glass. Head dissipated quickly. Great mouthfeel. Raisins, plums, and just a hint of spice. Very nice.
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Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Big three fingers of head, a dark reddish/brown colored body.
Smells of pine, caramel and overripe plums.
Quite malty and the accompanying sweetness. A bit of lemon at the end, but not really bitter. Some plum and banana in the mix too. Great balance and flavors.
Medium body, slightly sticky texture. Carbonation on the high end.
Can’t go wrong with this beer, though the high carbonation did detract from the otherwise amazing experience. dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark amber, almost brown color. Thick creamy tan head. Aroma was dark fruit, plums and figs. Flavor was dark fruit, raisin, plums and figs. Some candies in there. Medium body. Heavy mouthfeel. Syrup like. Longer finish. Pretty good beer. theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma is belgian esters forward. Light clove and banana, sweet bread grain, slight alcohol, cherry, plum. Appearance is hazy dark mahogany with gigantic head that does not dissipate. Taste is a very malty fruity beer. Sweet and sour plum and cherries forward, raisin, currant, almond, candied sugar, herbal. Hint of roast. Palate is fairly full but alcohol and a hint of tartness help cut through the thick body and leave a fairly crisp finish. Very smooth, rich and almost creamy feel on the tongue. Hides alcohol very well, but is present in a nice warming way. Overall I think I expected a little more depth and complexity but still an impressive beer. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Sweet, rich, Belgian candi sugar aroma. Murky, dark brown body with large lasting yellowish tan head. Candi sugar goodness with just the right level of heat. Raisin notes. Highly carbonated. Excellent. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Pours into chalice very dark brown with cream off white head that lasts. Rich aromas of banana, rich bready grains, grapes, plums, clove. The taste is malty, lightly peppery with a mellow but deep grainy feel lightly spiced seemingly from only the grains and yeast, rich fruits ranging from banana to apple to dried fig and plum. Great soft filling carbonation makes the beer feel lighter and brightens the sweetness and fruits. It has this creamy tingle that almost evaporates as it goes down, too smooth. Drying finish with dried fruits and a soft grainy Belgian sweetness. Smooth Belgian brown, lightly warming and great for those early winter nights.