haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
muy buena cerveza de alta graduacion (9%) aunque no muy fuerte de sabor con cierto aroma afrutado y bastante espuma, pero bueno no muy carbonatada, lo cual es de agradecer.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color. Nutty aroma, caramel. Some sweetness, loads of caramel; alcohol touch. Enjoyable, not impressive.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. From BeersofEurope. BBE Oct 04. Creamy mouthfeel which extends into the flavour. Malty. Some milk chocolate. Alcohol awareness, but fairly subdued for the strength. Carbonation is small and lively - a bit aggressive and unpleasant. Aroma is alcohol fumes, though not heavy. A very pleasant drink, though it doesn't do much.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber/Chestnut color, with a nice white head. The taste is sweet and spicy. Finishes with a slight but not unpleasant alcohol taste
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Toffee, candied malt aroma. Deep chestnut colour, with a hint of red. A medium sized toffee head, and some nice lace. Rich caramel flavour, good malt and brown sugar too. Fairly light bodied, being on tap, but soo good. Terrific!
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Gollem (Amsterdam). Medium brown in color. Initial flavor is mildly sweet, but finishes with an astringent unpleasant bitterness.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark foxy-red; dirty light-brown head, fast dissipating. Nose promesses rich dark malts, but not overwhelming. Bit nutty too. Sweet-bitter at the same time, not very pleasant impression. Nauseating sweet and overly roasted malts. Roasted feature gives a touch of acidity. Medium to full bodied. Hint of alcohol, warming. Aftertaste is long combination of sweet, roasted and alcohol. Never gonna be my favourite. Heavily pushed in Belgium the last year. Not sure why - I even prefer their unfiltered Pilsener.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favorite glass broke before I could pour this beer, so this should have some effect on my rating. Still, the color is OK: deep brown and there is a decent off-white head. Peacharoma and some malt, but not much in there. Sweet flavor with apple, raisin and peach. The alcohol is there, but fairly well hidden. Some bitterness, but that is overpowered by the fruit and the sugar. Good beer, but a bit simple.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red/brown coloured. Not much head. Sweet malty aroma.
Taste is alcoholic, palate is alcoholic, not good.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Dark red-brown colour with a medium sized light brown head that almost vanishes whilst leaving a nice lace. I’m immediately struck by a malty, sweet and fruity aroma - I sense raisins. Full body. Taste is very malty with hints of chocolate and (for a Belgian ale!) a tiny bit of spice. Bitter finish.