ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
would have to be the best beer that i have available to me, the subtle taste of nutmeg blended beautifuly to creat a smooth textured trappist style ale.
marking (20) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost like a port, for aging in your cellar. Can be kept for more than five years, if you can wait that long! Trappist-style Ale with a medium-sweetness, sents of pepper, thyme and nutmeg in the finish. Delicious with blue cheese !
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer with a high alcohol percentage, but you can´t taste it. It has a sweet taste of caramel - and a nice head for an ale. Lovely beer.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well. A high rated beer, but not for me. It has a bit to high alcohol for me, and it has a aroma and flavor with all for a strong belgian ale, but it also has a bad aroma and flavor of "old, wet laundry", that I don't like.
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suprisingly, the taste is very light. The high alcohol content is masked very well. It is a good beer, but I don't think it is anything special
WisconsinBeer (695) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The alcohol taste is very prominent. The taste does have a certain lightness to it though. Has spicy notes to it. Dark red with some sediment and medium lacing. Had something in the flavor that just didnt taste right to me. Good, but not great.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, thin head with largish bubbles. The aroma is pleasant and light. Flavorwise I run into a problem, since beer containing certain spices such as this one does seem to clash with my taste buds. I am detecting a measure of what I belive is clove, not so much that it makes it undrinkable, which is the case with certain German Wheat style examples, but enough to spoil the party for this effort. Too bad for me, because otherwise it seemed to be very good. Have a bottle of the red to try, hope I don't run into the same issue.
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, strong, smooth flavor. Suprisingly smooth for such a dark beer. A good beer to celebrate with, or finish off the evening.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. Beautiful huge head. Can taste the alcohol on the palate. Very good beer. Wish someone had warned me about opening it though, as I got it everywhere.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2003 This is a very nice beer, but I am swayed by my high expectations. The aroma is nice, but somewhat weak, and the flavor is complex, but lacking in boldness. Very good, but not exceptional.