Additional notes 05/20/23 (Pictured)
Same rocky he’d, but this time no gusher. Cap says MAR2024 – this is a Best Before date. ABV is now quoted on the label as 9% rather than the original report 10.
Still plenty of syrupy goodness, white pepper and Belgian yeast. The retention and lace are excellent.
This is much more drinkable to me these days compared to my notes below. Still some orangey, bitter pithy notes.
Original notes 10/13/08
$4.99, Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 330 mL bottle.
Huge gusher – see other beeradvocate.com reviews for confirmation.
Massive head as a result of the over-carbonation that looks solid – almost like ice-cream; flake anyone? (English reference – remember a 99?) On the plus side, plenty of retention and lace.
Dark orange pour that is much less “light” than a classic Duvel pour.
Big, peppery, syrupy notes that make this more of a sipper than a quaffer. Lacks drinkability, but this is not a “knock” on the beer, rather just an observation. Really BIG yeast notes across the board in the nose and the taste. Not so much alcohol and spice here, much more about the bread flavors.
Top quality, full beer that is best drunk in smallish quantities. Tasty.