beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good Belgian Strong Ale. Caramel, slightly bitter, and some fruit flavors. Finishes bitter sweet, warming, and chewy.
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a small bottle.Orange in colour,small head.Tons of citric fruit,reminds me of Grand Marnier flavours,strong and sweet,just like me.
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
well balanced considering it’s abv. dark amber with a thin white head and nice lacing. very fruity, plums, citrus. it’s pretty malty with some notciable taste of coffee and chocoalte raisin. there is a bit a of a taste of alcohol, which is to be expected, but it is not unpleasant.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Crystal clear orange color with a small white head. The aromas are of cherries and malt with hints of tartness. Huge caramel sweet flavor with a slight fruity tartness to it. Almost overpowering alcohol warmth hits you about halfway in and then stays on your tongue like a shot of bourbon.
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark gold with a little cloudiness. I may have shaken the bottle a little too much. A thin and strange looking white head. The aroma is peaches, apples and brandy. The taste has a strong spice of black pepper. Also some subtle peaches and vanilla. A hint of tartness of apples. A little light on the fruity and malty character. Also a little butterscotch and maple in the back of the throat. Decent, but far from the best in the style.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish orange with white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Caramel city this is. Taste is sweet, butter, toffee, with mild alc finish not representative of 12%.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear amber color with a smallish head. Very mild, sweetish-malty aroma with toffee hints. Quite strong - but not unpleasant - alcohol accent in the malty, fruity and sweetish, quite bitter flavor. Sugary, slightly alcoholic and bitter finish. Reasonably full-bodied, carbonated and brandyish palate. Reminds me of both Jenlain Ambree and Frederik Tosin (which have nothing in common, by the way :). Not as pleasant as the Noël, not does it hide the ABV quite as well.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great amber brew with a fine brilliance and with a creamy light-beige froth. Expressive nose with a fine malty accent, a touch of Baba au Rhum, some dried fruits like apricot, nuts and orangettes. Powerfull and creamy mouthfeel with some alcohol roundness and fine accents of buttercaramel, dried fruits, cakes and a touch of Grand Marnier. Faint bitterness in the afthertaste with a longlasting caramely aftherglow.
HermanW (1048) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
They tried to give a good balace between the taste and the alcohol.
12% is high . Tell me ....
The taste of this beer is OK.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy green fruit, caramel, very carbonated, bittersweet finish with alcohol present.