Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coloured beer, large off-white head. Sweet flavour with dark fruits and some slight (roasted?) bitter notes at the end. Very enjoyable brew.
joergen (22584) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red colour with a huge lacing off-white head.
Sweet aroma of spices, yeast, dried fruit and alcohol.
Sweet fruity flavour of bananas, nuts, yeast and dried fruit.
Slightly bitter finish.
Another great beer from de dolle brouwers.
lamas (1426) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.6 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy leathery brown with thick effervescent sandy head and some big floaties. Aroma of plums and dark cherry pie. Full-bodied. Sweet and fruity thoughout. Like caramel covered green apples. Starts tangy and finishes with some bitterness and a hint of spices. Warming alcohol throughout that I can feel up in my nose. Very burpy.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5245) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 3/2011 - This is my Belgian beer obsession. If it is on the menu I am ordering it. My favorite of the Belgian dark strong ales. A phenomenally rich and fruity delight. ++++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this fine brew pours a cloudy caramel color with a large tan head. The aroma is marvelous with sweet cherry and apple elements. The texture is syrupy yet strongly carbonated at the same time. The flavor is sweet with loads of cherry and apple fruit flavors, a thick and sweet middle, and a hoppy and spicy finish. Incredible!
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, satisfying Belgian strong ale. Quirky bottle, replete with a dashing pink polka dot bowtie. Beer poured a plummy amber colour with a towering tan head that stayed and stayed. Complex fruity aroma includes figs, sherbet, dried fruit and a hint of underlying molasses. It’s the kind of aroma you can sniff for ages and find something new (which gives you something to do while the head subsides at a glacial pace, lacing beautifully). Mouthfeel is full and creamy. In fact, it’s almost treacle-like, but for the restrained carbonation. Molasses is one of the dominant flavours, which also include dried fruit, dark malt and a dash of soy sauce. It’s highly malt-driven, with the warming alcohol in the finish nicely restrained. This is wonderfully balanced. A new entry in my Top Ten. (Bottle, no visible best before or batch number)
TaktikMTL (6311) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 330 ml dégustée chez Tiggmtl en compagnie de Rastacouere et MrRomero548. Arôme: Odeur très complexe à définir. Je perçois des épices, du caramel et un léger soupcon de solvant. Saveur: Goût de mout de raisin et de gomme baloune. Long arrière goût. Palette: Corps plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Carbonisation faible. Goût d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #116)
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep russet color; fluffy head; mild cherry nose. Very nice burst of cherry and dark fruits at 1st sip. Wonderful fizziness. Just gets more and more complex as it warms. A lovely little beer. This has to bemy favourite brewery!!
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, barley transluscent, light brown color with a well-developed, dense head that does not even consider collapsing. Aroma and flavor has some chocolate notes, some sourness, some milk, and dark earthy fruit. Pretty boring.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker amber with a tall off-white head. This brew had an amazing blend of sweet caramel malts, apple, citrus, and light spice. Very smooth and complex flavor with a touch of sourness in the finish and just a faint hopping.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
maybe its the coriander and burnt toffee and orange and melon, pepper, usually a potent turnoff for my sensitive palate. Very much like a brown ale to me,