CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Judging from the appearance and aroma, I expected to thoroughly enjoy this one...then comes the taste. I know the sugar has to be up there to attain the high alcohol content, but this is OVERLY SWEET. Had trouble getting this one finished.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, hazy orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma was very yeasty...caramel, plum, other dark fruits, and a slightly sour character. The flavor was very similar to the aroma, but with a slightly sweet tone. The feel was crisp... a little too crisp for this style...slightly thick...dry finish.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber color with a small off-white head. Bread, caramel and candy sugar aroma. Nice bread, caramel, toasted nut, hops and candy sugar flavors. Warming alcohol feel with a dry hoppy finish. Very good!
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red color with a medium beige head. Aroma of yeast, spices and sweetness. Flavor is pretty spicy and candy sweet.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice clear crimson with a beige head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy like you would expect from a Belgian brew. The taste is overly sweet with tons of malt, belgian candy sugar and notes of spice/clove, dark fruits, brown sugar and caramel. Feels a thin on the palate. Overall, not bad but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle just like the picture. Pours a deep clear red, head quickly fades, nice lacing. Sweet fruity aroma - rasins? Taste is a bit hot from the booze, sweet from the candisugar, perhaps a bit underhopped.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A strong and sweet brew lies beneath the thin head on this beer. Plenty of malt and sugar! The aroma belies the strength of this ale as well as its’ complexity. Well made, but probably not my favorite.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rather thin head sits atop this copper-coloured barley-wine-like brew. The alcohol was evident from first sniff through the lingering finish - too much so in the finish especially. Caramel malty sweet and plenty of candied flavours too. Not bad but not outstanding.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a medium size white head. Sweet malt aroma with hints of dark fruit. Flavor of sweet malt, but not nearly as sweet as I expected. Hints of
candy sugar with a touch of malts at the finish. Probably be better if laid down for
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear copper pour with a medium off white head. Aroma is that of a traditional belgium...banana, clove, yeast. Peppery yeastly beginning, with some lingering banana toward the middle. Finish has something to be desired...definately missing. This quad had promise from the start, yet it finishes like a 3 legged horse.