PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber. Tall beige head. Somewhat fruity aroma. Yeast. Wheat? Muscovado sugar. Uncomplex flavour dominated by malty sweetness (muscovado again), notes of rosted malts. Bananas? Hides the ABV very well.
argo0 (12943) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle) Large beige head atop clear copper body, lots of dead yeast clumps out on the second pour. And the second pour is worth noting, because this really came across as two different beers. Initially, aroma is moderately sweet, plum/raisin, some anise, caramel, alcohol. On the second pour, the aroma is similar, but fuller. First time, taste is medium sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, light anise, seltzer. Second pour, the taste is much richer, some milk chocolate appears, and the seltzer quality vanishes. From the top, medium body, some effervescence, but seems a bit thin. Later, much richer, medium-full body with grainy texture from the yeasties. The difference between them is significant -- (7/3/6/3/12) vs. (8/3/8/4/16) -- and my rating splits the difference.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lucious, huge dark fruit and sweet malt aroma, hints of mushmellon and pear, beautiful mahagoney color,with generous head, sweet malty,mapley dark fruit taste, just a smidget of alcohol, wonderfully tastey, just a touch thin to be ranked among the all time greatest
Fin (9316) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ’T efde Gebod, Antwerp, Belgium, 04-10-06. Dark brown in colour with a tan creamy in texture head. Aroma a bit spicey and malty, taste continued in this vein very full flavoured but with dark fruits and caramel also swishing around. Very good beer.
pintbypint (3312) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle. Poured deep orange brown, fairly clear. Heady - tan coloured foam, creamy uneven head. Aroma was banana, dark malts. Flavour was full of dark malt, spicy, quick iron like roast note, brown sugar, dark chocolate, fruity and sweet malt (again more banana). Bit of yeast tang in the finish. Finishes a bit dry. Tingly mouthfeel with some warming alcohol. Very solid.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 750. Deep ruby red/brown with thin tan head. Nose is grape juice and biscuity malt. Flavor is a rich, malty sweetness, slightly vinous and lightly bittered. Excellent.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle courtesy of and shared with gputty. Murky brown with a thin beige head. Nose starts with grapey candylike aromas, and transitions to brown sugar and caramel, plus dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, mostly prune and black cherry, some raisin, plus brown sugar and light spice. Very good!
BigBeer45 (1407) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Pours dark, little red in the darkness (like a sunset red), some bubbles that hang some, heavy lacing, sweet frangrance - marshmellow and candied fruit, taste is sweet and tangness on the palate with a bitter end, lots of carbonation and lite on the tongue, nice mouthfeel.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color with nice tan head with good duration. Aroma is fruits and spices. Taste is fruit, spices, caramel and some roast malt.
chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 Good looking bruin beer. Nice aromas of brown sugar, banana, carmael. Spicy flavor with a silky texture. A quality trappist beer. I wish I had another.