Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bomber shared by maniac at the 13th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 1/15/11. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big toffee notes, chocolate, fruity notes, a dark almost molasses like note. The taste is chocolate, toffee, leafy hops, caramel, bitter leafy hops, brown sugar. Medium bodied. Nice., Dogbrick (14300) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Pours a pretty dark brown color with ruby around the edges. Thick light beige head with very good retention, and a decent sheet of lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, spices and yeast. There is also a touch of peppery alcohol in the nose. Medium, spicy body with malt, clove and grassy hops flavors. Bittersweet finish of sweet malt and spicy hops. Pretty enjoyable as is, and I wonder what it will taste like in 6 years. Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Dark brown ale with a thin off white head. A bit sweeter in aroma than 05. In mouth, more malty with definite chocolate notes, less licorice and less alcohol in mouth, still a very smooth ale. Enjoyed on tap at BCTC 2006. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Clear dark red-brown body with small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, candi sugar, some Belgian yeast, caramel, banana, raisin. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some banana, light Belgian yeast. Medium body with some alcohol roughness. Seems more like a Weizenbock. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Pours an opaque dark brown, black notes, molasses, some small frothy tan head that quickly fizzes away. Aroma is yeast (dark warm dough, wheat, cellar), malt (meal, toast), clove notes, fruit in the background (peach, apricot, plum), faint smokiness. Moderately acidity attempts to burn the tongue, scraping your taste buds away but leaving enough to sample the roasty and toasty dark malts, clove, wheat and fruits, smoke and banana notes way at the end. Dark bodied, fizzy, spicy and dry palate.
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s VSK3 event. Pours a clear black with a thin white head. Smoke, coffee, roast. Creamy with some good roast flavors, a hint of coffee, and some nice chocolate. Finishes up with some lingering raisin, plum, and a tart roast note.
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, and clove. Flavor of malt, tobacco, caramel, and spices. Should mature well with some age. slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"i’ve come to be a huge fan of the hoppy, almost ipa-like belgians, so i didn’t like this one quite as much as the 08, but it’s quite good. deep, complex, spicy. ready to break out a 2 1/2 year old bottle, and i’ll amend this review."
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown, with red edges and a large sized off white head. Aromas of plums, raisins, bananas, roasted malts, and spices. Tastes of plums, raisins, chocolate, caramel, and spices. Light alcohol in the finish. Lacing left on the glass. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle at Volo, Stone Appreciation Day. Pours slick black, with nice white head. Good aromas of anise, chocolate. Taste is rich but only average, was expecting thicker. A delivery of anise, after 3.5 years the yeast "she has gone away"