YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Winey, full bodied, yeasty, malty, rich and flavorfull, a great winter beer, a great nightcup, quite expensive but well worth it.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 flowery malty goodness. yeasty flavours, brown murky appearance. fairly enjoyable.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an outstanding belgian strong ale. Did not notice any oveerwhelming alcohol, it seemed to be masked nicely. Mallt rather than hop and a nice yeast factor
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle is the only way to have this, my favorite ale from the region besides Castelain Blonde Bier de Garde. I found nothing offensive about this every time I’ve had it, except that once the bottle is empty I wish there was more ;) Expensive, but worth every penny and it can be found pretty easily.
Dorqui (2109) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Black, dark and opaque color. Creamy foam, much supporter and of long persistence. Much elegant one. Intense, strong aroma. Elevated alcoholic rate that not hung and be out of place not being the beer a lot balanced and full bodied. Dense and warm. Indeed excellent.
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle labelled 1999, from Metro Wines, Syston, Leicester. Very dark, probably black beer, with a shallow but firm creamy head. Strong grape and choc aroma. Smooth flavour with only a smidgeon of noticeable strength on the finish. Remarkably little flavour for such a strong beer - fairly watery with some smooth choc. Not outstanding, but does improve as you drink it. Would be very poor if served too cold - beware!
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic nice tripple fermented beer, really nice full bodied dark hoppy flavour. Really complex beer, that I could drinks heaps of, especially because the ABV is masked very well.
SEAMASTER (3) - ELKHORN, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorate beer so far. It takes a lot to beat Guinness for me. The red label is mor readily available in this area but the Grande Reserve is by far the best of the Belgiums.
smkngun (1) - Brnadon, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer, I love it! What else can I say this is a beer you either love, or can get used too. Definitely worth a try.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 You know, this is a fine ale, but the hype raised my expectations too high.
A dark brown brew with a nice floral scent. Maltiness and some fruitiness and a nice buzz from drinking it... but certainly not a 20/20.