Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow color, little white head. Spicy, strongly fruity aroma, some caramel in there too and mild alcohol. Mild sourness fits well to rich aroma. Medium to full bodied. Rich flavor too:spices, fruits, ends with medium alcohol and mild sourness. Spices and caramel last in aftertaste. Good strong brew, maybe lacks some character to have rate starting by 4.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light copper color with huge, white puffy head dragging Belgian lace as you sip the beer. Relatively clear, but full of "floaties". Spicy aroma with hint apples. Extremely carbonated with a syrupy texture, leading to a bit malty palate with warming alcohol and long bitter finish. Sweet, but still balanced. A small masterpiece!
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice bountiful head with a hazy orange color. Spicy fruity nose, very aromatic. Full bodied mouthfeel. Nice malt character, a little yeasty, still an overall enjoyable beer.
schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 33 cl bottle, bottled on? Light amber, pretty hazy, convincing creamy head (surprisingly big and lasting for such a potent beer), vigorous pearling. Strong aroma: raisin bread, honey, slightly perfumed, a touch of sour milk about it. Strong, sweet honey-ish flavour with pleasant citric-like fruitiness, earthy hops and warming alcohol. A bit phenolic. The aftertaste is dry, malty (reminiscent of whisky) and contains some lingering hops. A fully satisfying massage for the palate with a dry finish.
run20six2 (119) - USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good tasting strong beer. With a full aftertaste. Also stands for Mad Bitch.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Grassy Saaz hop nose with a nice peppery spice follow on. Lemon zest and apricots with a touch of plantain thrown in for good measure.
one of my favorites for style. Big and bold yet finishes dry and clean.
pilsnerrogge (2586) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown/orange colour. Nice, creamy head. Sugary aroma. Rich, mouthfilling, rounded, quite sweet toffee-flavour. Just when it’s about to get cloying the alcohol-bitterness comes in and puts everything into balance. A very enjoyable beer indeed.
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow golden beer with creamy off-white head. Aroma is filled of bananas, apricots, yeast and notes of spices. Tastes very malty, yeasty and notes of oak. The aftertaste is hoppy, spicy and the alcoholic taste very well balanced. This is the kind of stuff that makes a beerbrewers good reputation.
kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking it at the Belgian beer festival today. Slightly cloudy, minimal head, pleasant champagne-like tingle on the tongue.
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 02/2005)
Hazy yellow with good creamy off-white head. Aroma is typical DDB-nose: banana, apricot, yeast, hints of alcohol and spices. Very soft malt character, alcohol kicks quite well but mouthfeel is extremely pleasant, yeast rounds the corners. When beer warms up, woody notes appear. Long hoppy and alcoholic aftertaste with spices and tar behind them. Open fire, winter outside, glass of this ... excellent.