Odeed (1751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dropped into a westmalle glass and was shown a dark brown body and a light brown head.the aroma consisted of grapefruit,cloves,and a bit of yeast.the flavor was much of the same.pretty decent b.s.a.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to egajdzis. Murky brown color with a small tan head. Lots of yeast floaters. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel, dark cherries and freshly baked bread. Flavor was pretty much the same as the aroma, which was a good thing.
flutetokill (522) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice cloudy orangish brown color with a large beige head. Very sweet grape and candy sugar aroma. Nice rich caramel, grape, and candy sugar flavors with a dry hops finish. Very good!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, cloudy, murky brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was big on the clove...some spices, dark fruits, and caramel. The flavor was much of the same (that’s good.) The feels was quite crisp, bubbly, gassy...with a semi0dry finish. Thanks Odeed!
hopdog (7657) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Poured a dark, cloudy brown color with a tan head. Particles floating around. Aromas and tastes of caramel, raisins, toffee and some yeast. Lightly sweet. 8 4 8 4 16
750ml bottle tasted on 1/19/07. In addition to those mentioned from before, candi sugar sweet (aromas and tastes) - not cloying. Increased some of the numbers this time around.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the cork was wet and left the bottle without a sound, but a thick tan head formed and all was good. The liquid beneath lay a darkish red/brown and harbored a family of nasty yeast floaters...the aroma was sweet with spice, yeast, and dried fruit. Malty, sweet, and christmas spice flavors with evident cinnamon notes...quite a nice christmasy sipper showing absolutely no signs of alcohol flavor but still an enjoyable, if a tad thin, creamy body.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a small, off white head, that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, tart cherry and citrus, some orange peel, and light yeast. Taste was caramel, some butterscotch, citrus, yeast, and a good kick of alcohol. A very different tripel.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, rocky beige head that leaves a lovely lacing, atop an opaque dark brown body, with a fair amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is medium sweet, molasses, raisin, prune, herbal. Taste is a bit sweeter, but otherwise the same as the aroma. Medium-full body, some creaminess. Alcohol is really well hidden.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit of a yeasty bite, but toffeeish sugars, pepper and luscious creamy fruitiness are the order of the day. Tends toward fatiguingly sweet in the flavors. Aromas are a bit richer in fruit, almost getting to rotting. At the end of the flavor profile, there’s a bit of bourbony sourness.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Dark Tripel"? Er, whatever. Deep ruby with a thin tan head. Disturbingly prevalent floaties. Nose sweet, caramel and toffee, some fruit, bit of spice. Intriguing flavor, incredibly rich toffee mixed with raisin and molasses, thick and syrupy. Some oak and vanilla, nice depth, candy sugar sweet at the swallow. Yeasty and vinous as well. Toffee character is really impressive here, very rich stuff. Good stuff.