HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown and murky in color. Aroma of fruit, malt and yeast. Flavor was more of the same -- raisins, figs, malts and caramel. Slight warming alcohol at the finish. Gets so much better as it warms.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. very dark brown color. roasty malty dark fruit aroma. very carpy. quite bitter and dark fruits. very complex. strong pallete.
tomthompson89 (1979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had for the first time at Smokeless Joes. very nice!!! bottle small brown lotsa malts and sweetness on the nose with a fruit caremel malt flavour, enjoyed this one
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, spices, caramel. Flavour is alchohol, roasted, fruit, apple, cellar notes, caramel.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit and grain in a very well balanced combo. The high ABV is not obtrusive at all. Excellent.
mansquito (5457) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chimay blue holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first strong Belgian Ale that I have ever tried. When I first tried it, I did not know what to think, but understood immediately that this was a quality beer. The taste was a little too strong and the alcohol was overwhelming. However, when returning to America I picked up the 75cl bottle and drank it at a punk show. Not only did I feel more dignified, but in contrast to all the malt liquor in the room, I finally grasped the full goodness of this beer. The taste was rich, sweet and creamy. Every sip of the beer was excellent and when the bottle was finished, I regretted that I had to begin drinking a lower quality beer and lamented nostalgically on the excellent beer consumed.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Slightly sour aroma, deep amber color with decent head at first. Sweet and slightly fruity flavor with decent complexity and finish.
kipdynamite (11) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2006 33 cl bottling) Beautiful colour, nicely spiced Belgian strong ale. Looking forward to enjoying the 2004 75 cl bottle I have in my cellar in a few years...
Tranquillity (1876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Room temperature, 0,33l bottle. Big foamy white head, brown and cherry tones in the colour. Aroma of lemon, raisins, prunes. Body soft, wonderfully long finish.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Fall Crawl 2006 (our camping trip). Pours a deep amber with a huge lasting head. Good carbonation and sticky lacing. Flavor and aroma were of spicy malts and yeast with a well hidden alcohol punch. Another Belgian winner.