Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This looked deep maroon to me when held up to the sun. Ok head. Very sweet aroma,candy sugar evident. Malty,sweet,dark fruit. Bit of an alcohol burn but thats ok. Great winter beer.
YogiBeera (2501) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red color, liveley carbonation, little creamy headm nice. Malt cherry nosem medium alcohol tastem initially very maltym light roasted coffee undertones. Peppery, thing mouthfeel.
pivo (2593) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy cinnamon nose with some dark fruits supported by alcohol. Tall foamy head - fizzy and lacy - with a deep ruby color - gorgeous! Heavy syrup and fig malt base. Some toastedness and caramell. The spicy end is the highlight of the profile - cinnamon and some pepper. Medium body and a warm round mouth feel accented by the strong lcohol. Complex, but there is something very straightforward about this.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Tap @ Blind Tiger. When cold, tasted like a porter but as it warms up the flavors come out. Roasted barley taste. Smooth, sweet and creamy. Cannot taste the 10% at all. Re-rate ’03 22 oz. Poured into trappist glass without much head. Aroma is still high alcohol with flavors of coriander, caramel, malt and brown sugar. Taste is nicely balanced with still some hoppiness and nice bitterness.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy medium bronze/copper color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, cinnamon, and sugar. Very sweet. Flat watery body. There’s something about this beer that gives me a headache everytime I drink one.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an excellent brew, however I find that its labeling as an abt or quad is strange. Much more like a barleywine than anything out of belgium. So while I liked this brew I thought it was out of place as labeled. Exceedingly sweet. Nose and on the tongue. No yeast...not bottle conditonied...can we call it a quad then...? Certainly not an awful effort simply not a quad. And because they refuse to call it anything but that I must give it a lower rating.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber-pours a deep amber hue with off-white big bubble head that didn’t last very long. sweet, banana, spice, butter aroma. big beer here thats for shure! flavors are sweet like the salvation, but more spices in this one compared to the salvation. big alcohol bite. That sweetness strikes again! This and the Salvation are to be sampled with 3 people. This is not a one person beer.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick brown color. The sweet aroma reminded me of spicey apple cider. The alcohol is covered well. The flavor is mainly sweet and and the hints of spicey apple cider come back in the flavor too. Pretty good.
notalush (5006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at brewtopia - I was expecting great things from this beer, but was a bit disappointed - quite barleywineish, in fact, I don’t detect a lot of belgian characteristics at all - lots of sugar ( a bit cloying actually) - tries hard at being balanced, but doesn’t quite make it - tasty to a point.
aracauna (3146) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is a beautiful ruby-brown, but there is absolutely no head. It didn’t matter how hard I poured, I couldn’t get anything to form., but it wasn’t flat. It wasn’t heavily carbonated, but there was enough to make it feel right on the tongue. Juicy fruit, biscuits, caramel, lemon, tea and butter all swirl in a very sweet and slightly thick beer. The complexity is pleasant, but the sweetness verges on being cloying. A nice alcoholic bite helps cut the sweetness a tad.