RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lively carbonation. Sweet caramel maltiness nicely balanced by a good amount of bitter hoppiness.
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a thin off-white head. Fruity aroma (grape, plum) with vanila, yeast, and malt. Fruity flavor (adding some tropical fruits) with a malt and yeast presence to go with an alcohol warming. Rich and complex. Sherry-like flavors.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden-copper w/ less in suspension. Large beige head. Good carbonation. Very complex, aromatic malty & fruity nose w/ notes of rum, raisin, butterscotch, toffee & caramel. Smooth, thick feel. Flavour is malty & fruity w/ some interesting butterscotch & citrus notes. Lots of alcohol warmness in the finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Purchased as "Scaldis" because of the great threat that the brewery is to the A-B empire...) This is a straightforward, delicious brew. Pouring a hazy amber color with a thick creamy head, it’s got a light, fruity nose with sweet caramelly malts and spices galore. Very thick to drink/chew, it nonetheless goes down smoothly. The flavor is of caramel malts, light fruits, spices, white pepper, and alcohol. It finishes like a fine brandy, warming the belly, heart, and head. Good stuff.
MiP (14732) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottle. Amber colour, big stable head. Peppery aroma. Peppery, malty flavour. Sweet caramelly aftertaste, turning peppery and dry. Warming, almost burning from the alcohol. 6 3 7 3 17
Bottle, 12%, looks to be best before 2002, 11 years ago. Distinctly oxidised aroma. Copper colour, has some small bits of yeast in suspension. Very small white head. The flavour is sweet and spicy, lots of dried fruits. Rather boozy finish, burning alcohol, but goes well with the sweetness. I would have preferred it to be younger, but I am sure a few years in the cellar is better than drinking it fresh. 5 3 6 3 15
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sugar, malt, clove, apricot. Appears hazy amber with cream-coloerd thick head consisting of tiny bubbles that dissipate rapidly. Flavor of heavy spices, overlaying sugary malt; peppery, cloves, horseblanket. Palate is thick, a bit chewy, very effervescent, with distinct slickness. Overall, this beer is greater than the sum of its parts and much different than I expected.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Fully golden, bordering on amber. Head is high and sturdy. Very substantial, very potent sweetness and not particularly bitter. A very solid beer. 160493 & 191002
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber with no head. Smells sweet like maple syrup. This beer is all about malt, not much yeast aromas like most belgians. Warm taste with notes of alcohol. Lots of carmel malt. Decent.
PorterPounder (6900) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. Pours a dark orange to light amber with a slight, but long lasting white head. Pleasant aroma - with some amaretto accents, some alcohol and some candied sugar. Some of the same in the flavor, with the candied sugar really coming through. Some toasted bread comes through as well, slighlty biscuity. Mouthfeel is sticky, nice. Alcohol evident, but not overwhelming. Very good Belgian.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful hazy orange colour with sweet notes to the aroma.Honey caramel toffee flavour,absolutely fantastic beer.You can taste the alcohol,but it doesnt spoil it....GREAT beer!!!Wish I had another!!!!