Mumpu (46) - USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a faint white head, aroma of spices, sweet malty taste with undetectable hops, strong spiciness with a zesty finish, and a lot of carbonation. Nothing special -- Chimay Rouge has a much better flavor balance.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I cannot possibly say enough good things about this beer. It has now become my favorite beer. The complexities are immessurable, and it hides the 9% alcohol well. I love this beer, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have great, great beer
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille-De couleur rougeatre et avec une mousse blanche épaisee, elle libère une forte odeur de malteet d’alcool. Un peut fruitée, elle réchauffe la gorge.--
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Oh my god, this was delicious!!! "Sex in a Glass". Pours a deep ruby color with a "1 finger" slightly off white head. Malty, yeasty nose. Smooth, incredibly drinkable beer! Very full and complex. Divine (sinful???)!!
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big white head, great yesty aroma. Big alcohol without the flavor of it. When it warms up a bit, hops start to take control of the finish.
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavily metallic aroma, plus sweaty mittens, molasses, and cream. Slightly fruity. Smoky molasses and alcohol flavor. Slightly hot finish but a residual sweetness lingers. Seemed to lack complexity; I’ll try it again.
kcmole (28) - USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. The 9% ABV caught me a bit off-guard. Great head retention and malty, spicy aroma.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nope, sorry. Still favor the white.This is overly sugary and detracts from the aromaic hights in the red and white. Make no mistake, a great beer. Just less outstanding than the golden ale.
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour, with a thin white head that vanished quickly. Rich aroma of spices and few fruits, with quite a bit of hops. I could taste the alcohol over anything else, and didn’t really care for this beer at all. I love the Red though.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a stable, off-white head. Spicy yeast and sweet caramel aroma.Flavours are sweet with chocolate,raisins, spicy yeastiness. Full body. It is a great beer, though I would not worship it.