JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked the dark golden color of this Belgian Strong and the little yeast floaties in the beer. Spicy flavor, if its made for kings and emperors than this would be my choice to drink while in a strip club so I could feel like a king....
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
brownish yellow cloudy color, floatin’ chunks. sweet malt aroma with candi sugar and peppery. heavy caramel malt flavor but not too sweet. slight alcohol.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The cap was crusted on, the cork is soaked and their was zero pop when I opened the beer, is this a bad sign? Answer absolutely not! There is a ton of carbonation on the pour that forms a dense tan head. Whoa the body looks like a beer in the middle of a primary fermentation. Huge chunks journeying round and round in dark brown/ruby liquid. Geez, you would think that I had shaken the bottle to death. The aroma is pleasing, sweet malt, raisins, pineapple, and hints of mint. The flavor is big. Sweet caramel and raisin malts hit you first then a dose of earthiness and finally herbal hoppy bitterness and light alcohol. Body is medium-full and creamy. It leaves a thick coating in your mouth. Lingering yeastiness. Quite the brew from quite the brewer. A real good match for the weather outside, 14 degrees F and dropping.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some particles present in my glass. Dark fruit aroma with some caramel overtones. Both were also present in the flavor along with some yeast.
Odeed (1774) - 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 (523) - 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 (8530) - 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 (2606) - 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.