crossovert (14467) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft. Somewhat boozy dark dubbel/quad type ale, belgian strong dark, dark fruits and and some esters. arminjewell (9756) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, raisin, some banana, hints of caramel, toffee as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, slight earth, spice into dark fruits, banana, clove, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. b3shine (9484) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Draft to taster at FFF. Looks solid; a semi-transparent darker brown with foamy light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, clove, and banana with what seems like a touch of chocolate in the background. Tastes like it smells, sans the chocolate, with a fairly smooth medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A solid spin on the style. drfabulous (9227) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2018
Draught at Lexington Whole Foods. Dark brown orange pour with raisin and dried fruit. Some sweetness. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a deeper dark purple reddish brown hue, a conglomeration of dark cola depth with healthy alluring reddish ruby glow on the edges and bottom, showing some distinct blood glow. A small cakey brownish head atop stays as a frothy layer, decent stick around and retention with some solid lacing overall. Aromas show a gentle estery fruit, faint banana, fresh baked bread and a bit of stone fruit. Earth, a gentle warmth, fruity life with some dried and dark fruit, a touch of biscuit, spice and gentle yeastiness, faint vanilla as it settles. Initial is medium bodied, a touch more full, richer fruit elements hit quickly, touches of bubblegum and banana meet earth, a bit of dark fruit and toffee. Biscuits, banana bread and touches of date. Quickly some spicy yeast character and ABV related warmth hits the palate. Touches of fruit, warmth and spice flow. Some toffee, a bit of stickiness meet as we press on, coating the palate with touches of honey, plum, biscuit and caramel. A bit more spicy, warm, fruit flavor flowing out. A bit warm, the fruit and sweetness aren’t as intense as I figured they’d be. Instead, a firm warmth good flow with some bitterness and yeasty life into the backend and finish. A bit toasty, biscuity and bitter as we finish, a bit of ABV warmth, gentle stickiness makes that touch of "coolness" stick on the palate, almost a faint menthol waft with gentle dark fruit, biscuit and smoothed out well attenuated warmth. This surprised me.. It’s larger but goes down a bit dangerously. Some decent fruit, touches of black cherry and dark fruit into the backend makes the front end of estery banana and bubblegum fade out effectively. Firmer yeast from middle and backend with good warmth, a bit of bitterness, faint cola. Nice stuff. A decent nose, gorgeous pour and a beer that flows very well even at that ABV.
nuplastikk (6679) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Tap at FFF, tulip glass. Deep brown-black body. Big, steady, beige head. Thick black malt...deeper side of a Dubbel. Raisin. Rich and thick, sort of reminiscent of a big Weizenbock too. Sweet, nice doughy malts, but not so much depth. Roasty. Kind of all over the place Belgian Dark Ale. Coffee? kaser (6480) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Black with foamy off white head. Fruity and licorice aroma. Flavors of banana, licorice, leather, black licorice - comes together nicely. Poured from draft at World of Beers in Evanston. hotstuff (5316) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2017
This draft beer’s appearance is a very small tan head that is fully lasting throughout my rating, hazy reddish brown body and one ring of lacing. The aroma is yeasty, dark fruit, banana, toffee, and caramel malt. The flavor is dark fruit, banana, toffee, semi-sweet, caramel malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and some ABV warmth. This beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very, very good tasting beer. The flavors meet up very nicely and make for another enjoyable Three Floyds beer. It is worth trying and a beer that I would partake in again. rxeight (3347) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Somewhere in the dark Abby realm. Almost, but not quite a quad. Lots of dark fruit, raisins, the purée middle of a fig newton. A fair amount of sweetness - candied sugar. For the style it’s pretty good. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[Tap] Copper in color. Head is small but dense. Tons of sweet Belgian yeasty aroma. Bubblegum, clove, banana and some sticky toffee come out in the nose. Flavors of caramel syrup, candi sugars, yeasty esters and dough. Pretty syrupy. Alcohol is well masked. OK, but I wan’t overly impressed by this.