egajdzis (5117) - 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 (11092) - 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 (2357) - 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.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured deep brown with big khaki head complete with the Rocs floaties...smell is caramel, all kinds of different malts, raisins, and a hint of alcohol...taste is caramel, chocolate, some toffee, raisins, with a subtle but apparent alcohol finish...absolutely awesome...thank you BeanDip!!!!!!!&
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, on the red side of brown with hints of orange. Excellent head and lace. Fantastic nose of bready malts, banana, star fruit, caramel, orange and others i cant place. Medium-light body, bubbly, lush, expansive in mouth with flavors of caramel, vanilla, fruity esters, yeast and oddly,quite herbal. Almost a hint of mint and oregano. It actually plays nice with the sweetness. Finishes sweet, slighty herbal and a touch of alcohol and a kiss of hops.. Great, unique brew. Merry Xmas to me:)
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!... Murky, very dark, orange ale with tons of yeast distributed throughout. Large, creamy, khaki head with terrific retention and ink-blot lacework. The aroma is rich and malty with tons of caramel and dark fruit. The flavor is sweet and caramelly with dark fruit, toffee, candy sugar and dark raisins. The high ABV is almost totally hidden. Full-bodied and creamy with medium-carbonation. Lengthy, sweet, caramel finish. A malthead’s dream. Malty and sweet, but not cloyingly so. It’s like drinking liquid caramel. Excellent dessert beer!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich dark magogany with a frothy and well-lacing light tan head. Aroma boasts plenty of thick sweet caramel and bready Belgian yeast. Starts with good viscosity and molten caramel flavor laden with brown sugar, molasses and a touch of dark chocolate. Yeasty complexity shows itself toward the candi sugar finish. A nicely balanced dessert brew.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky muddy brown coloured body with a super-dense tan head. Aroma of pit fruit, caramel, toffee, coriander seed and some light hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong fruit flavour up front with pleasant malt. Musty flavours running through pretty well. Showing some hops and alcohol in the finish...pretty good! Overall, a nice beer-definitely not a tripel, but a great beer to find! I sampled this 75 cL bottle with jon[r888710] , purchased by me a day ealier from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish, muddy brown body with an enormous, thick head of root-beer-float-colored bubbles. Lots of floating yeast sediment. Smells of cheese, pit fruit, cinnamon. Taste is big and sweet, with pit fruits, toffee and caramels. Musty flavor with dusty basement, clove, anise, Aftertaste is pure Vick’s cloroseptic spray. Very weird, not so great but unique. Shared with jgb9348 out of a 750ml from Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.