STYLE: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
APPEARANCE: Cloudy, bright orange
HEAD: Thick, tightly knit, white head that lasted throughout the drink
LACING: Splotchy and slipped back into the glass immediately
NOSE: Less spicy than other BSDAs…mostly sweet, caramel malt and loads of fruit (pineapple, apricots, and some banana). Pleasant, but muted nose probably due to the massive head.
TASTE: The sweet maltiness dominates the taste as well, but the nice, round fruitiness that was present in the nose is readily apparent in the middle. The finish has a little farmhouse funk and some drying bitterness from the alcohol.
MOUTHFEEL: Big carbonation keeps this fairly full-bodied beer closer to the medium-bodied camp. A touch chewy.
DRINKABILITY: Not bad…I love BSDAs, but there are better ones out there. Still, it was quite drinkable for how strong it was. It was also my last beer of a long night of drinking so take this review with a grain of salt.
RATING: 3 Hops