bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCRBM2: Vinous aroma with grapes and raisin. Sweet, vinous flavor. Raisinny hoppy finish. Very good.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours murky orange brown with no head what so ever (like a barley wine). The aroma is fruit, citrus, belgian yeast and spices. The flavor is caramel, citrus, fruit, spices, and a mild hoppy bitter finish. Good body, smooth tasting, great brew.
skortila (5240) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] (Rating No. 1500 :-) )Aroma is quite fruity and yeasty with some caramel malts. Hazy, orange-brown coloured with a lasting, medium, off-white head. Taste is moderate bitter, sweet, caramel malty, yeasty and some fruit. Good balance. Verywell brewed.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a medium light tan head. Aroma was yeasty, some fruits, sugary malts. Flavor, a bit of alcohol, some candy sugar, sweet and rich. Quite nice.
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very molassasy/barleywine-like aroma. Floaties but no head at all. Taste has a little caramel, but actually finishes a little thin. Strange. A nice, sweet, but not heavy beer.
wish (14) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2000 bottle. very tasty!!! This aged well in Odeed’s beer fridge. Smooth like applejuice. You can’t taste the alcohol, but I know it’s loaded. Sweet & smooth. Recommended.
snowden719 (130) - USA - AUG 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours brown, bit reddish in the light with a medium of white head. ARoma is malty, sugar, some roasted tones, belgian yeast, bit of candy sugar. Flavor is some coffee, roasted malt, bit of spice, some dark fruits, yeasty. Alcohol adds a nice warmth. Finish is medium length, maybe a bit longer. Not particularly bitter. Bit overly carbonated, not light in the mouthfeel, but not smooth like some other dark beers.
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Black95tt: Poured an hazy dark amber color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention. Aroma of candi sugar, sweet malt and alcohol is pretty intense and reminiscent of Gouden Carolus Keizer. Taste is quite hot at first, which does not really suit my taste. The presence of candi sugar is quite evident as well as some dry figs characteristics. Yeast is totally overshadowed by the malt and the alcohol. Body is just above average but could be fuller and carbonation was appropriate. Overall, I really don’t see the big fuss over this beer and would prefer to taste a Gouden Carolus Keizer, which is similar, but more balance overall.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Clear brown pour with copper highlights and a ring of white lace on top. Aroma of sucre d’orge (loosely translated : barley sugar candy). Flavor of sucre d’orge, fruits, there’s bitterness in the end. There’s not much of a belgian character. The body is light with an oily texture and gentle carbonation.
Previous rating : 6/3/6/3/11/2.9
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown, with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Some alcohol and rasins present. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruits. A big potent beer.