DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mildish aroma with sweet honey notes with a touch of banana here and there. Not too much else really stands out. Amber color thats mostly tranny with a fluffy whitish head. Immediately hoppy and bitter turning more sweet and honey-like in the middle. Finishes hoppy with more bitterness and a strong alcohol burn. A very dry beer, that I am not a huge fan of.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark amber/brown color, open head from the tap, although it stayís quite long. Good appearance in the lovely gobletglass. Sweet smell, but the taste is more dry, probably due to the fresh hopps they use. Lovely aftertaste of "zoethout" (Sweet chewing woodsticks). Nice beer for cold winter evenings. Will this do some good to George W?
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet tea and malt aroma. Orange brown body. Plenty of lace. Caramel malt and hop flavors with hints of cinnamon-sugar and spice. Wonderful finish, which is a bit on the sweet side.
ARMed (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an good beer to have on a nice crisp cold evening. This beer was a great after dinner treat. It went great with the strawberry crepes my wife put out on the table.
Excellent amber red color with a frothy creamy head. Good lacing and intense flavor were the prime attributes of this beer. High alcohol content is well hidden and provides a great warming effect to the body. This is one to try.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a very creamy white head and ruby body. Very thck body. Smells like youíd expect from a Belgian beer. Tastes very estery. Not bad. This beer does NOT taste like itís 12%!
Sigmund (5120) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml Scaldis NoŽl bottle, bought at Borough Market, London. Pours with an an enormous lingering head, beer is clear, colour is deep reddish amber. Aroma of dark rum, sherry, oak, raisins, spices. Flavour is very sweet with dried fruits and whisky elements, but a distinct spiciness and decent hops prevent it from falling in the "cloying sweet & undrinkable" ditch. Alcoholic warmth in the mouthfeel, as expected from a 12% ABV beer, but not overwhelming or unpleasant. A very fine Christmas special in my book.
presario (4629) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma reminiscent of both Strong Belgian Ale and Barleywine. Flavour is spice and alcohol with a slight burn in the finish.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper color. It is well carbonated and has a frothy tan-amber color. The aroma is quite rich with notes of caramel, rum, and brandy. The aroma is full of notes of alcohol, which pretty much dominates the finish of the nose. This beer is pretty sweet upfront, it has a nice smooth creamy mouthfeel to it. There is a nice hoppiness to this beer, despite the intense maltiness that defines this beer. The hops add a nice spicy note to this beer, as well a nicely bitter contribution in the finish. This beer has subtle notes of butterscotch, concentrated raisin, biscuits, caramelized malt, a hint of cinnamon, tangerine, and a grassy herbal zing. The only thing that detracts from this beer is the apparent alcohol, it is still not overwhelming though. This beer is still quite tasty, and I really like the fresh hoppy character of this beer.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, small head. Aroma is spicy, bready, some toffee and grass. Tastes a little like sweet whisky, peppery and sweet, kinda strange. Bitter finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cL bottle: Toasted cherry, clear with numerous tiny bubbles feeding a frothy, rocky off tan head that leaves a solid coating lace. Toasted grain aroma with alcohol laced honey, pears, extremely sweet raisins, soft cherries and heavily malted anise. Outrageous alcohol flavour Ė overpoweringÖa bitter orange bite tries to round it out, but the alcohol returns. Dark red grapes and liquor through the finish Ė boy, I am glad it was only 25 cLÖ