Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber color, light sweet honey fruity alcoholic aroma and taste, full body, dry alcoholic finish.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The off-white medium head looked nice on top of the gold amber body, and then I tasted it - that’s when I ralised it was 12 %! Actually one can taste the alcohol, but it’s discreetly hidden behing the fruity sweet flavour and a very filling/round aftertaste. Strong and nicely so on a cold Danish late autumn evening.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer kicks you in the head. I can’t say that I wasn’t warned. I was. It’s tasty, toothy, and has a nice round after taste.
Thanks for sending/bringing me a bottle to taste. You know who you are.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium head with good retention and nice lacing. Sweet, malty but still fairly well balanced flavor with rather subtle hop flavor. I can’t really taste the alcohol, but I definitely feel it kick me in the stomach. A highly recommendable beer.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tutored tasting with Italian beer expert Lorenzo "Kuaska" Dabove.
Dark orange, golden colour, cream head. Clear body, very thin perlage. Aroma of honey, toffee, fruit (peach, apricot, orange) preserved in alcohol, brandy, leather. Smooth and clean, round taste, a lot of malt with a touch of alcohol in finish.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 bottle. you can smell the sweetness. hits like a ton of bricks, full, flowery flavor, with a noticable alcohol kick, that, somehow, doesn’t seem out of place or bad.
Tap at the brewery. All sorts of caramel up front, barrels into a boozy semi-dry finish. This is a sipper, a truly unique beer, and very dry for its gravity, but still far too sweet for normal consumption. Great winter beer, but not as amazing as I had previously rated it. Ah, the innocence of youth.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of yeast and earth. A medium to full bodied Belgian Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, with apricots and peaches being the primary flavors. Slightly spicy hops. Large alcohol bite, it is most definitely there, but even at 12% its not to harsh. Smooth and clean taste. Nice clean finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
10.10.04 250ml bottle,Scaldis, best before 2006. Calendula and copper colored pour with minimal white head. Aromas is hot and full of overripe plum, rum, vanilla. Maybe overly carbonated for a strong ale, but the effervescence really breaks up the utter fire that this beer unleashes all over the palate, lips, gums, throat, etc. Nicely complex, if you can get past the pain. To me, this is not a very sweet brew at all. Mostly alcohol, smooth malts, sharp bitting hops finish.
guzzler67 (1550) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy amber appearance with a large head that dwindled but never disappeared and left a lot of lacing. The sweet, candy apple aroma led me to expect the same in the taste, but I was surprised by the fruity, complex, multi-layered flavor. Lively carbonation with a smooth, long lasting finish. "Strong Ale" is an understatement.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I sampled "Bush" at Lop Lop in Brussels, Belgium. I sell "Scaldis" at my store in Colorado.
Focused aroma of a malty sweetness, banana and peach.
Massive. I might be on my own here but I find Bush to be insanely drinkable and quite the dangerous session beer. I could have 4 or 5 of these easily, no problem at all. I also enjoyed its "chewy" mouthfeel. Very soft and smooth, with a small trace of its potency and a divine fruitiness, mainly cherries and plums but also a hint of juniper and a lovely caramel maltiness.