Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 Dark brown/amber with a small beige head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet, spicy, caramel and pretty strong. Flavor is very spicy, peppery(black) and malt. The flavor is even better after 6-9 months in the celler.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty good beer. It pours very dark and murky brown with a hint of red and a small head and little lacing on the glass. Much unlike the other Corsendonks that I've had in the past - better actually. The aroma was fairly spicy, but my terrible nose couldn't detect any of the scents very well (but they were there). The taste was very good. The alcohol was apparent, but barely and in a good way. There were some fruits and spices in the taste as well. I can't see gulping this beer, but as I drink it right now, the sips are heavenly. I recommend trying this beer.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay so I must be totally trashed by now. Only wrote, dark brown with a lot of sediment.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark reddish brown beer with a full tan head. Taste of toasted malt, banana, caramel, and winter spice. Dry tannic mouthfeel, sort of like spruce boughs had been used. Really enjoyable winter brew. Curious to see what it tastes like after aging for a year.
CapFlu (4518) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Cloudy brown body with a medium, cream head. Roasted malt aroma with slight spice. Taste of sweet roasted malt and some spice undertones. Finishes with a malty bitterness. Nice.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with an opaque brown body topped by a thin to medium thick head that leaves a good amount of lace on the glass. Slightly sweet but mostly roasted and spicy malt aroma with an alcohol background. Slightly sweet and roasty malt flavor with a spicy background and a touch of alcohol. The finish is slightly sweet and malty with a slight bitterness. Full bodied, dry and warming.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a nice frothy small head. A nice malty aroma with some yeast. Almost a bitter yeast flavor. Some strong alcohol flavors.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice burnt nut color on this one with a big snow cap head. Muchas malts, while cumquats sneak in here and there. Very nice belgian, one of the best I had all day. Made it feel like christmas again.
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A superbargain at $ 2,- for 8 bottles and a glass. Huge frothy head. Malty aroma with chocolate, pepper and licorice. Sweet flavor with milk chocolate, hoppy and peppery. The alcohol is well hidden. Excellent beer that only lacks a bit of body.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice shade of dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Nose is spicy with hints of citrus. It has a sweet and spicy flavor and a lasting finish. You really don't notice the 8.5% ABV. This is a very enjoyable season brew.