maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled - LCRBM2 - A mid brown coloured beer. The aroma is malty, hoppy and yeasty with a touch of caramel sweetness. The taste is just delicious. Iíve struggled with most American Belgians but this is lovely. Good malts, nice long spicy finish and great alcohol levels. A very very tasty beer that my words arenít doing justice to, but the overall 19/20 hopefully does.
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
LCRBM2. Hazy chestnut colour with no head. Subtle sour aroma. Good toffee and good hops. Good raisin fruit. Citrus stops it being flabby. Hops are excellent. This took me a bit by surprise and I very much liked it. Went back for more.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Aroma: Belgian yeast, caramel and light chocolate, a bit of woodiness with some vanilla. Nice strong malty aroma. Appearance: Light brownish in color (similar to an iced tea) and somewhat murky. Light tan head was full and rocky, but dissipated rapidly. Almost no lacing. Flavor: Strong bread note with a touch of toastiness. Lots of caramel flavor. Candi sugar and some dark fruits. A touch of vanilla. Very light sourness right before the finish. Strong alcohol presence that is a little hot. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Carbonation seemed a bit high to me. Semi-dry finish. Lots of alcohol warming in the back of my mouth. Overall: A very enjoyable beer, but alcohol seemed a bit high and mouthfeel a little low. Quite nice, nonetheless.
bierkoning (12589) - 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 (5342) - 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 (5683) - 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 Odeedís beer fridge. Smooth like applejuice. You canít taste the alcohol, but I know itís 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.