TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the color of plums with a sweetish nose. Very candy like, unfortunately all the smoke in the air kept me from finding more. Taste was a lot like a brandy or wine..very smoothe, sleek, refreshing yet you know that theres some bite and substance. finishes much the same. worth the 10 bucks. Quite exceptional.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel,toffee, butterscotch aromas. Ruby, noisy, small toffee head, carbonation like champagne, floaties in the third glass, looks like port now, and some nice lace. Treacle, candied malt, butterscotch flavours, with some caramel, pit fruits, and chocolate liqueur. Complex, assertive, sweet, warming alcohol, wonderful mouthfeel, like drinking ribbon candy! Lovely, bold rendition, entirely too drinkable!!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Redish brown body, big white head. Sweet licorice, hops aroma. Carmel, molases and sweet malt flavors. Very good
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color, sweet fruity aroma...I think this is a very warming treat. Lots of tastes of caramel and an assortment of fruits. Very smooth and great to just enjoy slowly to get all the flavors.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful amber beer with a lovely, lively head that dances on the side of the glass as this complex liquid finds its way down my throat. the taste that stands out most to me is the chocolate with a bitter aftertaste.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge moon crater head with dark garnet color, the initial part of this is rather metallic with lots of citrus and cherries, the middle tastes like dark chocolate covered cherries, the end is a little bittery with a bit of walnut flavor
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shocked by how much I disliked this. It looked nice, pretty ruby color with a nice head. The nose reminded me of a pot of boiling homebrew wort. Then the taste... My god, it's a spot on match to one of the worst homebrews I ever concocted, a misguided attempt at making an English "ordinary," with Fuggles as the sole hop variety used. The sweetness of this beer hides the 10% well, unlike the watery quality of my own brew at a measly 2.8%. But otherwise, it is unbelievably familiar to my palate. And bad. Hope I don't get run out of here for blasphemy.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.1K to go. Despite the single huge yeastie floating around, this smells very fresh; yeast, brown sugar and courvosier. Persistent head, beautiful amber color. Deeply malty but finished quite cleanly overall with a dry hopped finish. A tad too sweet for my taste but very well made.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber, monster head. Big fruit aroma. Complex flavor, fruit, caramel, and maple. Great masking of the 10%. Felt a little tingle on the tongue from spice and maybe the alcohol. Very good Belgian.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color, smell was delicious and big. Fruity hints. No hint of that 10%. A very yummy belgian, i loved it!