Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown color with small head.Mild caramel aroma with alcohol noticed.Taste was kind of fruity but did have some bitterness.Alcohol is slightly burning towards the end but the malt flavor does increase on the finish.A solid beer.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This beer formed a small sized ivory head that was creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was transparent and carbonated with an orange-copper hue. The nose was malty, fruity, banana, spicy, clove, sugar and alcohol. The flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, lightly hopped, malty and alcohol notes. The mouthfeel was tingly and smooth. This is a medium bodied beer with good lacing on the sides of my glass. This is definitely a sipping beer and one that I enjoyed especially on a snowy and icy night.
thedm (4928) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a small head of mostly diminishing light brown colored bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent brown colored body and a poor lace. The aroma had mild caramel malt notes with a slight vinuous odor. Oh what a rush in the mouth! The mouthfeel comes on strong like a freight train. It is strongly vinuous with a port like alcohol content that is not masked at all. Then the sweet caramel malt hits with a big finish. Definately a big beer. Good for sippin, but maybe too overpowering in the alcohol burn.
jgb9348 (4663) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper coloured body with a light orange/red tint. Very thin off-white head. Aroma of peaches, alcohol, pears and malt. Full-bodied; Sweet initial flavour with caster sugar, peaches but then overshadowed by malt and an alcoholic burn. Aftertaste clean in comparison to the taste, but some alcoholic flavour remains. Overall, a good beer, but not pleasing for the style-nice to try however! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased by my sister's fiance at Norm's in Vienna, Virginia on 25-December-2003.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bomber. Nice looking clear amber colored ale with a dense and creamy head that dies quickly yet leaves scattered lacing inside the glass. Has a very Belgian quality to its aroma, rich in fruit, sweet and malty with a definite presence of candy sugar and yeast. Has a lively effervescent mouthfeel and a medium body which is smooth. The alcohol gives a nice warming sensation yet is absent of it's flavor and only slightly noticable in the nose. The flavor here is quite nice with a good fruity maltiness that has a good spicy peppery flavor as well.This is an excellent example of a good Belgian style which I enjoyed very much.
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear amber color with no head. Taste of alchohol, band-aids, and syrup, a little thin but very enjoyable overall.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber colored beer, pours with a thin wispy head until it is swirled, the head is tannish. A malty aroma at first and then you get the yeast contributions, sharp estery, definitely Belgian. Fairly mellow beer, hides the 10% alcohol fairly well, though it is evident in the finish. Lightly sweet, it has a slightly herbal tea like finish, quite interesting. In the end it does not seem to work very well though, not to sure why. It is half way decent just not wonderful.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a malty aroma and flavor. Warming with alcohol hidden well. Soft with lingering spiciness.
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear amber color with no head. Sweet, malty aroma, taste of strong candy sugar. Toffee also very noticable in the flavor.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bronzy Coppery Orange. Thin, tan head. Strong apples and cinnamon aroma. Taste of sweet fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and some ginger. Nice Oily texture gives way to a woodsy, dryish finish. Nice brew, the alcohol is well hidden, but overall seems too sweet. Maybe I drank it too young, I think some age would enhance this nicely.