bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown in colour with a medium head. Malty and sweet. Very full and complex. Dark fruit and a little bit bitter.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown color. Moderate amount of creamy head. Aroma was very malty with a hint of some sweetness. Taste was very malty, a nice touch of sweet and a little bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel was moderate. Very easy drinking. Did not sense the 8% abv at all.
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, with a very large tan head. Aromas are malt, dark fruit, and sugar. Flavors are fruit, malt, and sugar. Not a standout.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a deep russet toned brown with a 1 finger tan head that slowly fades. Nice amounts of chunky foam are left around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, caramel, cocoa, raisin, sweet sugar, yeast, figs, and some plums.
Taste is of the same aromas but with a beautiful array of candy sweet caramel melding with the dark fruit flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mild bitter hop and cocoa mixed with yeast finish.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Mondial de la bière 2006 in Montreal. Very bubbly. Caramel color. Smooth dark candi taste. Small bitter finish. Loved it !!
stouby (4152) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Dulle Griet.
Dark brown with a large light brown head, mostly lasting, good lacings. Aroma moderate malty (brown sugar, dark fruit) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light/moderate body, soft carbonated. The strength (alcohol) is not felt.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown with a massive chunky head that loks just like an ice-cream rootbeer float (that accurate observation was from TylerDurden). Raisiny fruit and caramel aromas. Fruity, lightly yeasty, with lots of sweet malt. Very nice.
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured with a great big head and a dark brown/amber color with some red edges. Lacing was average and the aroma typical of a Belgian strong ale: sweet and fruity. Flavor was cherry-like and really really sweet (almost seems like they cheated with too much candy sugar - was too sweet if you ask me). Finished with a touch of a yeasty finish. Enjoyable.
MarkoR (812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange brownish colour. Nice head. Sweet but aroma of fruit. Very enjoyable. Had it at the Bier Market, in Toronto.
Furseth (2029) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Bottle: Dark red/Brown hazy colour. Aroma of fruit, and sweetnes from the malt. Citric and at the same time a bit of sweet. Nice long bitter finish. Medium body.