Garrat (1322) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From A Bottle.Colour is a ruby brown with a lasting small head,
aroma is rich and full of yeast,alcohol and malt,
taste is also rich with dark fruit,malt,alcohol and wood and a slight sweet finish.
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a rouge color and a lasting head. The aroma is very fruity. Very good beer, which I will try again.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours dark hazy orange/medium brown. Big dense head. Lots of sediment/floaties. Strong banana aroma and flavor with lots of yeast and some chocolate. Very nice.
Sigmund (6117) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie, Prague. Murky brown colour with floaties, enormous lingering head. Strong fruity aroma (cherries, prunes) with notes of leather, caramel and oak, hints of barnyard. Flavour is intensely oaky and malty with notes of smoke, dried fruits and spices. Alcohol is evident. Moderate sweetness, bitter and oaky aftertaste. Not for beginners this one.
Stew41 (1855) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa...100%er...amazingly just sitting on the shelf in my local gathering dust. Pours a big fat head early - nice. Medium brown, hazy, with all sorts of particules floating about. Powerful bouquet, reminds of a scotch ale, intimidating. Excellent in the palate, a great example of power welded nicely into a balanced, smooth, almost elegant structure. Sure it’s malt driven but never gets too sweet or cloying. Pretty hefty at 9% but you’d never know such is the balance. Leaves you wanting just a bit more obvious malt and alcohol kick but perhaps that’s the appeal of the beer in the first place.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. murky burgundy in appearance with a whole bunch of big yeast particles floating around. a fairly large thick head.
I can smell this stuff from across the room, I think it’s probably the best aroma I have had the privilege of smelling. There is a very rich
maltiness, dark fruit, and lots of yeast. oh sh*t, this is one tasty belgian! Rich complexity, lots of sweet maltiness, some notes of cheese, and
perhaps a little bit of alcohol but not enough to suggest a 9% alcohol level. This is a very easy to drink belgian strong ale. medium bodied. I
wish I had additional bottles of this glorious brew as it is truly amazing.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour was a lighter sharde of brown with a big chocolate head. Head remained though out the beer leaving lacing on the glass. The fermantation of the malts Ibelive is what gave this the sweet flavor. A the end the flavor seemed to be more of wine than beer which is good. Great beer glad my wife found this one for Turbo and myself.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured caramel with a giant off white head and lacing that hangs in sheets on the glass.
Aroma is sweet malt and fruit.
Flavor is rich and malty banana,caramel with just a touch of alcohol at the finish.
alcohol is well hidden Very, very good!
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:fruity and sugar....
Appearance:Red-brown good head....
Flavor:Fruity,sugar and beligan bitterness...
ERickey (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very attractive dark, golden-orange colour with a very long lasting beige head. It tastes slightly bitter, with hints of fruit and caramel throughout. Not bad overall.