mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2000 bottle.Slightly sour,chocolate caramel aroma.Mahogany appearance.Flavors of caramel,figs,earth,sandlewood and oak with a long mild hoppy finish.
MrDick (334) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 bottle during Belgian Beer Month at Toronado. Dark amber with creamy head. The age has added a lot to the taste - smokey like a bourbon. Strong chocolate balanced with sweet molasses and plum flavors. The lesbians are shrieking in approval of this ale.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Three year old bottle (2000): Reddish brown with a large head. Winey aroma. Big fruitiness. Slightly oxidized but it adds to the complexity. Smoky. Some oak. Damn good beer!
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is amazing, mainly raisins and chocolate, flavor is of chocolate, raisins and dare I say lemons. Apperance is a musky brown color. Alcohol is not hidden very well but that may be due to the fact Im drinking it at a slightly warmer temp. To me this isnt as complex as the Grand Cru but its still complex nonetheless. A good belgian.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - APR 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect appereance: ruby red colour, good creamy head, persistent. Strong cherry aroma, with caramel hints. The flavour is complex, fruity (Cherry and raisin), sweet (caramel), with a touch of sourness. Good aftertaste, with bitter hints of coffee and nuts. You can't even feel the 9% ABV. One of the top class Belgian strong beers.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Belgian ale. Spicy, caramel, and malty flavors. Finishes creamy and alcohol harming. Recommended.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense aroma...fruity...plums, cherries, orange peel...even a little cocoa. The flavor was fruity as well with some sweet maltiness, yeast, and alcohol to finish. Pretty orange/brown color with a thick beige head. Smooth feel with just the perfect amount of crispness.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky red colour. Aroma of caramel, fruit, cookies. Flavour is fruity, nutty, caramel. Quite complex and a beer that I would love to try again.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chestnut w/ generous beige head. Absolutely fantastic peach, bubble, gum, cookie dough, & caramel nose. Surprisingly light, lively feel. Peach, bubble gum, & cookie dough also come through in the flavour as well as some lemon, chocolate and coffee.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oranges, brown sugar aroma. Chestnut, pours a huge toffee head, long lasting lace. Pomegranate and nutty flavour, raisins, bread, caramel, roasted malt aftertaste. Complex, fine sweetness, great bitterness, some sourish notes. Excellent Belgian Strong Ale!