Additional notes: 2008
Usual corked & caged presentation in the 750 mL bottle.
Time to re-visit this old friend. Pour is as impressive as ever wih a high, rocky tan colored head and great retention and lace. Brownish, garnet body with perfect carbonation. Smooooth!
Drinkability rmeains huge for me and the alcohol seems much easier to handle than the last time I reviewed this. Everytime I drink this I really don’t get the cherry notes SPECIFICALLY, but I do love the Belgian dark fruit experience that this provides – delicious. So satisfying.
Original notes: 09/25/04
The lasting impression of this beer is one of a rich, mature, fufilling experience. Although it would be possible to drink a large quantity of this stuff, it is much better enjoyed as a “sipper” in smaller quantities.
A rich, dark mahogany pour with a fiercely vigorous, bubbly head. Lovely dark fruit aromas and initial tastes characterize the start. This is a “warm” beer, one that feels every inch of its 9.8% ABV on the way down.