Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 I wasn't too impressed with this beer. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavors are sweet candy, non-descript fruits, and a touch of yeast. There were occasional hints of yeasty spice, but all in all, the flavor was dull and unexciting.
jgb9348 (4437) - 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.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Slightly hazy golden-amber. Plasticy nose with peach and alcohol. Very plasticy, with thick, gluey malts. SOme peach/pear fruitiness. Stiff shot of alcohol helps improve drinkability but only to a point.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 Bottled:
Clear, amberish brown colour with a thick head. Aroma is sweet fruits, raisins and salty licorice. Flavour is very sweet with some salty licorice in the background. Alcohol bitter finish. A bit too sweet for me.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAR 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy copper with almost no head. sweet aroma with a hint of plum. chewy and rich.
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(On tap, Horse Brass Pub, Portland, OR) Pours rather flat with little head in a reddish-brown color, aroma is wide-ranging from fruity malts to a various hoppy tones. Flavor comes in three stages: dense malty taste, hoppy platter, and alcohol. This trifecta was not a good thing, as none of them were linked together.
Not sure how this is considered a abt/quadrupel, as none of its qualities are even similar to the great quadrupels out there (St. Bernardus, Rochefort, etc).
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured with a large head. Sweetish and alcoholic with notes of berries and dark fruit and a hint of caramel.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong boozy taste. Basically tastes like somebody threw in a shot of cheap whiskey. Too sweet, sugary, syrupy.
kmweaver (3203) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, foolishly purchased. Pours a bright, clear ruby-orange color; light-tan head with glistening fine-bubbled lacing. Stale malts, chewy dried fruits, and boozy leather in the aroma; highly alcoholic for the amount of aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: sticky candy sugar, cardboard, and chewy, ridiculously sticky maltiness; unbalanced and just remarkably sweet without much character or malty complexity. Very, very disappointing, though I should know better. Lengthy, sticky finish: cardboard, chewy malts, cereal, and basic sugar. Not very good at all.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Reddish amber w/ almost no head. Banana esters and rotten produce in the aroma. Taste is the same, with thankfully less rot. Alcohol warmth. Slightly off balance.