Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light golden brown pour, frothy tan head. Very little aroma - slightly sweet I suppose. Mouthfeel is quite thin and watery, but more than most of this Budels gift pack selection I have tried. Again, not really much here overall, but drinkable enough.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nez:discret on peut sentir legerement le caramel.
Gout:careml,malt un petit peut epice.
Pas mauvaise comme petit biere.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. LCBO Release. Red brown body, small white head. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of alcoholic brown sugar or caramel. Thin bodied, tastes like a watered down dubbel with some nice caramel maltiness drowning in a pool of nothingness. Light bodied. Inoffensive but boring.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from LCBO as part of seasonal import pack. Tasted in trappist glass. Appearance is deep brown / copper with an initial tan / cream coloured head. Head quickly dissapates in the glass. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee. Heavy on the sweet side. Slight hint of alcohol also. The flavour is a bit of a let down as compared with the aroma. Fairly thin mouthfeel, bitter upfront taste with a thin cheap sickly sweet finish.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahpgany coloured with a thin head. Aromas of sweet malt and caramel. Same sweetness and caramel malt in the taste. Some bitterness at the finish
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with small head. Some sweet malts in the aroma. Malts also dominant in the flavor, with some caramel aspects. Sticks to the palette a bit.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep cherrywood in appearance. sweet aroma of pears, raisins, and various berries. sweet with big malty flavours. creamy. some alcohol is evident in the finish. Pretty boring as far as belgian ales go...
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear chestnut brown w/ creamy light tan foam. Sweet, malty aroma of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, & toast. Soft, creamy feel. Dark, toasty flavour of caramel, molasses, licorice, chocolate, nuts, & prunes. Finish is mildly cloying.
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2004 (30cl bottle) Pours a thin, creamy yellish-head witha copper body. Nose of caramel malt, biscuit and raisins. Strong malt flavours with mild alcohol finish. Pretty good actually!
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle. Reddish brown. Head retention rather poor, leaves a thin white layer on top of the beer. Nice aroma, dark malts, chocolate and raisins. Chocolately, caramel, malty taste. A bit light in body, would have liked a bit more mouthfeel.