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 (4500) - 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 (2593) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look typical of Belgian Strong Ales. Creamy white head, neat brownish amber. Substantial malt aroma, sweets, pleasant nose. Medium dark malts and toffee. Alcohol is well blended.
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, BB dec. 2004. Clear brown coloured. Aroma of caramel malts. Malty flavour as well, some brown sugar. Not superb but ok.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice presentation like a abbeybeer, butit's really an ambercoloured beer.
It's to sweet for me in the beginning, but the aftertaste is dry, and continious with mainly malts and herby yeastflavours and some hidden hopps. The comments about the port aroma's i do support.
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty aroma, sweet (sugar cane like caesar said). Dark amber coloured, not much head. taste is malty and sweet. Palate more bitter.
caesar (5059) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby color, short dying head. Aroma of amber malts, caramel and sugar cane. Taste is sweet malty, roasted caramel. Sticky sirupy body, with a too sweet bitter palate, which lasts quite long.
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby red color, frothy head. Caramel and orange aroma. Caramel flavor, rather vinous, with hints of sourness. Pleasant, but unconvincing.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Bottle@Home, Mar 08, 3.5: Ok, still and ok beer but 4.1 was way too much. Bottle@Home, Apr 03, 4.1: Aroma is prune, port and a little yeasty. Brown color, light brown head, very good lace. Sweet, full, little bitter, well hopped, well balanced, some prune and caramel flavors. Little syrupy in the finish, dry and some hopbitterness. Very surprising good beer.