estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big head, clear copper body with rising carbonation, sweet nose with hints of citrus. Mild flavors dominated by alcohol, fruity, somewhat sweet. Fairly bland.
bierkoning (9578) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firm frothy head. Heavy sweet grainy aroma. Heavy, malty and a bit grainy with caramel. Some hopbitterness present, but overpowered by the sweetness and alcohol.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Faint Citrus smelling aroma, nice ruby brownish color. Highly noticeable alcohol kick, that is top off with a sweet caramel/fruity taste.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of the few very strong beers I liked: the taste is very alcoholic, but not too sweet, with traces of fruits (peach?). Not really my kind of beer, but still a good one!
boto (1762) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears a murky reddish-brown in the glass. Slightly sour and alchohol in the nose. Strong alchohol taste. Somewhat sweet/sour taste, but the alchohol tends to be slightly overpowering. A good beer, but not nearly the best in this style.
TheBeerGod (4909) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a strong reddish hue. Strong alcohol and fruit aroma. Definite citrus fruit scent. Possibly orange or tangerine. Candyish notes also. Sweet overall taste. Can barely taste the alcohol considering this is 12% by volume. Expected this to taste much stroger, a la EKU 28. Finishes with a bitter but dry sweetness. The alcohol lingers a little longer. Wonderful beer, overall. Definitely worth trying.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a powerful nose! Lots of spice and sweet fruit.Alcohol was present but not overpowering.Great dry finish.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear copper color, constantly fizzing bubbles rising to the large-bubbled head. that was interesting to see. lots of alcohol in the nose along with a tinge of penny-scent. flavor was interesting-yeasty, spicy. tasty. i can taste the alcohol, but not as much as you would think for something that strong. better than orval, imho.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sheet, can’t taste that 12%. This is well good. Dunno about the amber thing. Bit non descript as beers go. Definitely Belgium thang going on, but thats the smell and the initial taste. Disperses into nothing. Odd. I reckon several tastings are required.
You can feel the alcohol in your eyes when you wanna check out the aroma...
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty, cereal nose; caramel color; lacy, sticky head. Pear and apple tastes with a spicy, peppery end. Full mouth feel and body. The alcohol is present, but no overwhelming.