joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Large beige head. Malty aroma of caramel & spice. Light, highly carbonated feel. Lightly toasty, mildly sour flavour of caramel, molasses, fruit, & yeast. Dry, alcohol laden finish.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 (Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party in Carlsbad, CA) Mildly sweet and malty flavor early on, but turns more spicy and dry in the finish; Sweet malty nose; Ruddy brown in color and cloudy; Head has good size, and both retention and lacing are solid
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, caramel and yeasty. A medium bodied ale. Malts are caramel, dark fruit and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Very smooth. Touch of alcohol bite at 9.5% Nice dry crisp finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This belgian pours with an amber brown body topped by a thick head with good lacing. The aroma is sweet, caramelly and malty with a very slight spiciness and a touch of sourness. The flavor is sweet, malty and spicy with a slight candy note. Full bodied and slightly warming.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
an aroma of malty apples sprinkled with yeast..the colors of an orange-tinted amber hemosphere, a large and in charge beautiful head...very yeasty flavors with a hint of yeastiness. (i had to put that in there because that's what my notes said, and thats funny) some alcohol heat, some spiciness.
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly cloudy with a mild coriander/orange nose. Fine carbonation and a heavy, thick, rich mouthfeel. A round taste with little bitterness. Nice.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thinnish body befitting a brune - 9.5%? No way - quality caramel nuttiness with pepper background. More sugary than a recent American cousin - the Maiitress. Alcohol comes in at you as it warms. Lemon?
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Wow, this is a great selection. Came in a 75cl bottle, which was very nice. This is a beer that gets better with age, I don’t know how old mine was but I found it in a box tucked way in the back of my favorite beer retailer, they guy at the counter had never seen it before. That was interesting. Poured a burnt umber color, with thin head that stuck around for a while. Immediate alcohol smell, but did not taste like alcohol. Very well crafted beer. Fantastic!!
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 1L flip-top bottle ( number 432!) labelled "de Drie Wijzen". Apparently made for a dutch café!?!. Dark amber, small head. Malty, alcoholic, buttery and smooth. Low carbonation. I'll age the other bottle!?!
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 100% blind rating.
Body is hazy/cloudy medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread, nuts, chocolate), trace yeast (cobwebs), with notes of raisin, banana, cinnamon, hint of clove.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Delicious! And blind, I rate this about the same as non-blind. Love it.