valdamyr (3) - Mosman, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dirty brown, not a long head, but beautiful to taste, malty with burnt coffee flavours.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown in colour, almost opaque! Nice smell, some sweetness in the aroma, but definately not overpowering! Heavy malt and a great aftertaste, although somewhat a bit more mild than I remember from the first time I sampled it! Still a great beer, but I prefer other belgians still!
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2004 Great beer. Dark amber, nice head, very complex flavors. Hints of different spices and fruits. One of my favorite beers.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 vintage 330mL: This beer pours with a good beige head and shows excellent lacing. There was a definate aroma of cherries (raisined?) and the smooth body was very complex and rich. I am very tempted to cellar a larger bottle as I have read this will further enhance the port flavours.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opened this one on Super Bowl sunday, thinking try a great beer for a great day. Well opening the bottle and pouring into my glass, and low and behold super head!!!!
Couldn't get the head not to establish itself. Left me really dissapointed because the little fluid I did have was tasty. The cork was labeled 09/01 so maybe that was the problem. I will have to buy another bottle some time and re-rate.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed a bubbly off white head that left trace lace. It had an aroma of malt, currents/plums and citrus. The flavor was of malt, caramel and cirtrus. The body has a nice slightly creamy aspect to it and the finish just hints at the alcohol and a slight carbonation feel to it. This by far the best of the Chimays and worthy of it's title Grand Reserve. Thanks again to the state to letting us Ohioians finally try this Belgium find.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 (Bottle) Pours a thin white head and a beautiful dark red body. Floral aroma with spice, raisins and heightened alcohol. Flavours of roasted coffee and spice. Very dry finish with slight alcohol burn. Excellent!
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
ark in color with a mid sized, but long lasting cream colored head. the taste is slightly sweet but evidences spices. The palate is very full.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Magnificant sweet smell of yeast and spice. Very full and smooth in my mouth. Tastes of roasted coffee and slight hops. Taste is almost too sweet and mouth is left syrupy, two bad things, but the smoothness makes this a very nice beer. Rich enough that I can’t drink more than one.