A: Probably amber with tints of red and brown. Almost looks slightly muddy. Tan small, consistent sized bubble of low retention and no lacing.
S: Caramel malts and background mustiness. Picking up a bit of sour funk, but having a tough time spotting either the bourbon or cherries. Overall the aroma is not bad, but I don't know that I would call it enticing.
T: First word to describe is cacophony of flavors. It seems malt forward, then boozy, followed by caramel sugars, and a touch of sour. Again, tough to find the cherries. I would describe the alcohol as more rough whiskey than smooth bourbon. But as the beer warmed the whiskey smoothed out and I started to get mellow vanilla notes. Brew is on the thick side, but not overly so.
O: I must admit I don't fully appreciate the love this brew get from it's fans. Not saying it's a bad beer, but tough to find the belgian aspects of the brew other than some big malts. Lots going in the brew in terms of flavors, but not sure it all meshes together.
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy