Still that same, dryish bitter finish that is atypical of a Belgian Strong Dark or Quad, and plenty of dark malts that place it in brown ale territory. Still enjoy it.
Dark brown pour, but not so deep that a real deep mahogany type body was evident, with nice spotty lacing on the surface of the beer and on the glass.
A lot of malt and spice in the aroma. Detected some orange peel (as advertised), but the others were more difficult to detect and definitely not as deep and rich as some other Belgians of the same ilk – a little more reserved here, with the emphasis on the spice rather than the fruit.
Bitter, dry finish with a OK mouthfeel, but again, not as full as some others. Alcohol is well masked until the end when it bites pretty hard.
This is a slightly different feel for a Belgian dark and I prefer the fruitier, richer versions to the spiced. However, still very nice and very drinkable and definitely a good beer.