MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin offwhite head on a reddish/brown body. A thin head remained throughout. Has an aroma of raisins and a little nutty. Pretty nice stuff.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raisins, with a good strong smell. Well balanced and appropriate body. Not too sweet. Lacing hangs on glass all day.
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with an OK head that quickly diminshed and left no lacing. It had a fruity aroma. It had a flavor of sour grapes, very good!
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like raisins, very aromatic, perfume like. Flavor is sweet and slightly sour. No bitterness. Heavy, wet mouthfeel. Smooth, with alcohol barely noticable. Pretty good stuff.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beers pours (in corsendonk glass) a large, frothy head. Color of beer is dark brown, but can easily be seen through when held up to light. Aroma is of plum, raisin, molasses, and chocolate. Head is off-white to medium caramel colored, and soft in texture formed by very small bubbles. Head rises slowly like the back end of the Titanic, spilling over onto the wood desk - damn it!! Will it ever stop?!?! Alright, head is scooped out with a metal spoon and discarded (is that bad?). Feels good in the mouth, very smooth, but not dry. Easily drinkable, somewhat sweet - the alcohol is very well hidden, not even noticable. Excellent beer - will definitely drink again (and again). Digital room temperature reading is 71 degrees. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit, then.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good overall, complex flavor with some hints of a traditional brown ale flavor. Very smooth.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a nice head. You can taste the added zip although the alcohol is hidden nicely. Smooth aftertaste left me wanting another.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby red color with a thick head. Aroma of raisins & fruit. Intitially had a raisin flavor leading into bitter then a sweet aftertaste. One of the most complex beers I have tasted
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown body topped by a thick lasting off white head with good lace. Sour yet slightly sweet aroma with vinious notes and hints of berry. A touch sweet and malty flavor with a touch of spice and fruit. Full bodied and dry with a wierd almost numbing sensation on the tongue.
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Hazy red/Brown color with huge head and some lacing, medium-bodied. Apricot, nutmeg, floral aroma. Fruity and bittersweet chocolate twang with some underline sweetness, fizzy. Good balance with a port like finish. A well made Belgium Brown, a favorite of mine.