Pabobcat (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2001 Reddish copper, not overly carbonated, has a lot going on in the mouth. starts of malty sweet and ends with a nice slight sour finish.
I wish I would have waited longer on this one hopefully I'll be able to get some more?
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Pours deep amber clear with medium carb, initial medium foamy head. Not much retention or lacing. Very fruity sweet aroma (apples, berrys?)with a slight smell of alcohol. Spicy though sweet fruity flavour with hop bitterness at the end followed by a whack of alcohol :) Smooth, though could feel fuller. Bit too alcoholic for its tastes IMO. Re-rate: Light spice/cara in aroma. Dark amber with beige head. Sweet fruits and malt with a light spiec finish. Slightly thin in mouthfeel. Ok. (Previous score 3.6)
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small active off white head. Red/brown clear liquid. Fruit and caramel odor. More bitter than sweet with a strong warmth at the end so you know its 12%. Gets creamier as it warms in the glass, but keeps a dry ending. A nice warmer, but I would not look for it outside of winter.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Labeled Scaldis Noel. The aroma was very sweet...sugary...spicy with some alcohol. The flavor was spicy as well...sugary sweet, and had some definite alcohol tones. The appearance was opaque brown with a very small, tight white head. Warming.
Kodos (200) - USA - FEB 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plums, oranges in the nose. Small short head. Interesting mix of hops, malt and a cherry note. Alcohol is everywhere. Smooth, dry and warming in the finish. If you like sweet and strong, this is for you! Note: My bottle was also labeled Scaldis Noel.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle was under the Scaldis Noel label. Bottle was very cool looking with psychedelic sparkly things on the label. poured a copperish amber with a sticky white head. aroma was that of floral hops, yeast , caramel malt and some alcohol. flavor is of caramel malt some mild spice, ginger, nutmeg?, with some floral bitterness, alcohol was well hidden at fitst but started to assert itself farther down the bottle. definately a nice winter warmer type.
jonas (5284) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Esters and citrus aromas.
Dark amber with lace.
Maltish sweet, surprisingly neutral. Sparkly. The bitterhops are far back in the throat.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful strong sweet caramel aroma.Not much heas.Has suspended white particles.Flavors of dark fruits which gives way to chocolate and caramel as it warms with a developing bitter hoppiness at the finish.Hides its alcohol very well.Glittery label is fun to look at.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intruiging amber colour. Sticky palate.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... The nose is of yeast, warm alcohol, dark bread, pears, apples and apricots.
This beer is sparkling clear with a very deep amber hue. Large, frothy off-white head. Partially lasting with great lacework. The bottle is awesome to behold... 70ís era sparkles & glitter and all.
The flavor is of warm alcohol with bursts of fuzzy fruits throughout. Well-balanced and well-hopped with a hint of caramel on the backside.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Long, acrid, dry, very alcoholic finish. A whisper of clover at the wee end. The high ABV is evident throughout... the nose, the flavor and the finish. The beer makes no apologies for this. Very well-hopped for a Belgian. Me likes this one a lot! Thanks to RainDog for sending it to me.