OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium murky mid-brown with large short lasting pale beige head. Medium spicey malty yeasty aromas. Clean smooth lowish carb medium bodied. Medium sweet fruity malt with mild yeast and a light bitter woody hops flavoured finish. Alcohol very well masked.
joergen (22542) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Brown colour with a huge beige head. Nice sweet aroma with notes of nuts, spices and dried fruit.
Sweet flavour with notes of dried fruit, nuts and a bit alcohol. Well balanced bitterness.
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Color dark brown. Creamy and adherent foam, good persistence. Perfumed and bitter with an intense and strong taste. Alcoholic and balanced.
JK (4843) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Aroma of earthy red wine. Dirt. Apples and pears. Alcohol. Malt. Red with a thick off white head. Earthy taste also. Smooth. Flavors of malt, salt. Light fruit and herbal qualities. Sweet. Full bodied. Very good. Drink by date: November ’05.
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Awesome dark trappist beer, great head, with a dark fruity flavour. A well rounded ale which I highly recommend.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Densely clouded, reddish appearance, good head formation. Strong fruit and spice aroma. Dark fruit flavor, dried apricots, raisins and blackcurrant, toffee, slightly coffeish, puckering bitterness towards the end, dry finish.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silty brown color, beige foamy head. Aroma is malty with dark fruit. Prune, cherry, some cocoa and hints of spice.Smooth, complex and balanced although a bit thin. A decent example of the style, but lacking a standout character of it’s own.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mellow chocolate and fig malts are embedded in a sultry bed of hops with a sweet banana and coffee flavour. Add a touch of cherry and this one was very similar in taste and texture to the rochefort 8. my dinner guests approved of this one over the 10. They’re insane... but this would be a common group pleaser for sure.
DYCSoccer17 (3447) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolately malty spicy pepper banana notes. Hazy mahogany color with a light tan head. Chocolate coffee roasty notes with some yeast flavors and banana hints. Good, but slightly thin.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 11/2005)
Dark ruby, creamy brown head. Strong aroma of prunes, cherry and malts. Smooth, carbonated, malty and easy to drink. Alcohol gives warming long aftertaste. Taste has malt and dark grapefruit.