CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - JAN 2, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one hell of a ale. Reminded me somewhat of Navigator malt liqour. The alcohol in this is strong in the flavoring. Definitely reminds me of some malt liqours than ales. The little devil on the bottle should have been a warning for me but I had to try it. ;)
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 With a strong 15% ABV, this beer does not disappoint if you're looking for alcohol, but unfortunately, the alcohol overpowers the true beer taste. The initial pour has a small head and a brownish-copper color. I was hoping for a more balanced flavor, but the alcohol was simply too much in this brew.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This one packs a punch. Surprisingly it is not overwhelming considering the 15% alcohol content. Blondish brown and somewhat transparent in color and appearance. Not as malty as I was lead to believe. Strong alcohol odor and taste. There’s a slight floral and bubblegum or cotton candy taste within and underlying the finish. Wonderful beer definitely worth seeking out.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice golden color, but no head. Smells like alcohol. Tastes like it too. Sweet, but almost completely overpowered by the alcohol. Not neccessarily bad, I might even drink it again someday, but it sure doesn’t match what I think of as "beer". By the way, an 8 ounce bottle? Odd.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great taste if you stand the strong alcohol taste.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15%version.Sweet caramel cognac aroma.Copper appearance with high carbonation.Sweet butterscotch alcohol flavors balanced br the hop bitterness at the finish.Great as a night cap.A fine rival to Scaldis/Bush.
MrDick (346) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jeanne d’Arc 15% - Poured copper/brown with little head. Tastes of sweet malt and syrup/molasses. Much more flavors become apparent as the ale warms. The sweet flavors gives ways and the alcohol is more prevalent. Almost reminds me of a smooth whiskey.
pilsnerrogge (2454) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15% Version. Whisky coloured, medium head, dissipates quickly. Grainy, sweet aroma. Strong and warming. Bitter finish with notes of oak. Tastes better when it gets warmer. I wish I had more bottles of this. Has anyone tried to cellar it?
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rating is for the 15% Jeanne d’Arc version. Very faintly flowery aroma, a little alcohol and some brown sugar. Light-to-medium amber color, clear and fairly effervescent. Head is very slight. No lacing. Bottle says to serve at 42-44 degrees F, so that’s what I’m doing. Light, grainy, sugary malts and very noticeable alcohol combine in roughly equal quantities. Interesting to have a huge beer like this so chilled, but I’m totally convinced that warmer is not the way to go. Uncomplicated profile. Deep, warming alcohol burn, in the finish especially. Distinct lack of hop flavors. ’Pur malt’ indeed. No real surprises here, I guess, but for some reason I wanted to try the 15% French ale named after and featuring the devil on the label. Unique.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15% ABV: Copper red color. Airy head vanishes quickly with minimal lace. Cognac appearance. Smells like ’juicy fruit’ gum. Syrupy start with a ’swisher-sweet’ sugariness left on the lips. Sweet malty taste with a bit of an alcohol bite. Greasy mouthfeel. Warming, but styptic alcohol and butterscotch finish. Decent, but too sweet for me.