Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have never before seen such a mug that is served with this one. A coffee mug with three handles... Pours a deep amber hue witha nice head. Nice roasted flavor with decent finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soft and clean on the palate not much complexity somewhst over balanced.Very light roasted mocha flavors with a hint of anise.Sweet very slight fruit hints . easy drinking session belgian. Great glass though!
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, deep red colour. Pleasat aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is nice with roasted malts. Brown sugar, caramel and fruity. Nice beer.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish colour with off white head. Sweet malty nose with some plume and raisins. Malty flavor with dark fruit. Palate is thinner than expectet.
JonMoore (1924) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely amber colour, with ahuge off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is very nicely roasted malty and sweet with brown sugar, caramel, plums and perhaps some other fruits. Nice smooth mouthfeel, nice and drinkable. Good ale.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with red highlights and a thin head. Aroma of malt and something burned, maybe burnt caramel. Flavor of malt and maybe burnt caramel. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 (Bottled, "Keizer Karel Robijn Rood", 8.5% ABV) Clear, deep dark ruby red color with a small but lasting, tanned head. Sweetish, toffee-caramely aroma of raisins, dark fruit and berries. Caramely, very slightly roasted, malty flavor with syrup, dark fruit, and some hops in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full-bodied, sweetish-syrupy palate with not much carbonation. A quite pleasant and drinkable, although quite sweet and syrupy brew.
(Bottled, white label, was 7-4-7-4-15=3.7) Reddish nutty brown color with a medium, tight head. Slightly caramely-sweet, but also hoppy and oaky, dark toffee aroma. Quite sweet and malty, fruity flavor with a bitter finish. Hides the ABV well. Medium to full-bodied, slightly carbonated palate. A very "basic", semi-sweet, quite pleasant and drinkable Belgian strong ale. As easy to forget as it is to drink, though.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Plan B. Amber color and mild sweet caramel malty aroma and extrem sweet caramel taste, the alcohol is hidden nicely away in a full body. not bad but just to sweet for my taste.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, small head that dissapears. Aroma is mainly malty, biscuit and caramel-type malt scents. Flavour is also predominantly malty, but in a way that suprised me for a Belgian ale, much more straight up with the caramel: lacks the entanglement of yeast found in good Belgians. Transition into a bitter finish. Medium body, smooth palate. Overall, good, but not that memorable. Bottle.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine warmbrown colored beer with a nice malty aroma.The taste is malty and slightly sweet with a fine nuance off roasted malt.The afthertaste is light sweet with a fine bitterness.