Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: Just as I removed the metallic protection piece on top of the cork and went to get a glass, the cork popped out and beer started to poured from the bottle – this is already an exciting beer. Quickly poured a glass of dark and hazy brown beer with huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma is mostly comprised of spices with some subtle notes of malt and yeast. Taste is more spicy then what I’m used for an Abbey Dubbel but I still very much enjoyed that one, I would have appreciated a bit more roastiness though. Carbonation is perfect and body is above average.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby colour with a solid head. Aroma has lots of fruit. Flavor is sweet with a bitter finish.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity/grapy aroma, dark red/amber in colour with nice thick head. Citrus apple taste.
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep brown ale, lots of beige head that fizzes away quickly. awesome aroma of candy and brown sugar, some yeast and spice, some cider notes. flavor hints at raisin and chocolate, some alcohol. really enjoyable beer!
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. pours a cloudy dark brown with a fat off white heads that surrenders like the French. alcohol and apple are dominant in the nose. very tart taste of fruit yeast dough and assorted spices. I am going to pick up a few of these to cellar to get a better handle on but i have to go with what i have at this point. this is very warming. finish is a sweet fruit and pepper with a solid malt backbone. I look forward to experiencing the aged versions of this.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy brown with a thick white head...smells fruity and yeasty...tastes as you would expect...earthy, dark fruits...chocolately and port...good, but not outstanding...
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well-made beer. Amazing pour with thick, long lasting head. Lacing consistent and continuous with aromas of yeast and fruit. Very smooth with a slightly smoky/chocolate finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ren-brown color, light fruity aroma and taste, Medium body, light dry finish.
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown colour with a great head, lively on the tongue, cloudy looking. Yeast and sour fruit aroma. Fruity sweet raisin tasting with chocolate. Pretty nice.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry finish with subdued fruit. Some maltiness, no real kick. You can call it smooth.