ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge amber orange color with a big off white head. Was a bit too clear though, to my surprise. Didnt have as strong of an aroma as I expected. Some warm peachy/orange alcohol notes and a bit of yeast. Flavor opened up a little bit held back but then as it sat in my mouth it grew sweeter and maltier. After trying Dulle Teve, this beer is not as flavorful, but also a nice comprimise with the abv. Had alot of citrus notes blended with caramel malt which created a unique taste. The flavor dried out heavily towards the finish. Id say the dominant flavor in the medium-full body was raisin. Tasted like raisins soaked in alcohol. If I had never tried Dulle Teve this would have blown me away, but alas, my heart is taken by another. . .
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had from bottle on August 3, 2003
What a head on this beer - poured maybe a 1/5th of a pint and it overflowed on me...once the head subsided, there was slight lacing with a nice brownish/orange coloring. The beer itself has a quite interesting flavor - very spicy, very malty, very high on the alcohol meter. The aftertaste is quite good - especially with the initial alcohol flavor you get when drinking. Aroma is yeasty with a bit of citrus. An enjoyable beer - a very good amount of alcohol and a great beer to drink on a cold night.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pous a hazy, brownish colour with some suspended bits. Huge fizzy white head. Yeasty and sweet plum aroma. Flavour starts off yeasty but gas wonderful spices and a hind of citrus rind. Alcohol noticable at the end but not overpowering. Long lasting spicy aftertaste. Very nice
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy orange-brown with vigorous than head. Yeasty aroma. Yeasty flavor, slightly sweet with hints of orange. Somewhat syrupy, with the alcohol noticable at the end (like cough syrup).
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2006 Rerate, bottle aged about 2.5 years: Pours a murky mahogany with a large, frothy light-tan colored head. Aroma has a nice, sweet bready Belgian malt and yeasty character with good milk chocolate notes. Body has a nice full carbonation and viscous maltiness with dark caramel and bready flavors. Mild, but enjoyable slightly oxidized malty complexity throughout and some earthy yeastiness. I’d say this has aged quite well.
Originally rated 7/16/2003: Dark brown with a large thick tan head. Sweet Belgian malt and bready yeast aroma. Body is full and bready with good sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Finishes dry and warming. A good Belgian strong ale.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A massive volcanic rocky tan head lasts a while atop an orange-brown hazy beer with lively carbonation. Streams of bubbles just keep coming from the depths....aroma of a caramel apple that was left in the basement for two-weeks. Oh this is nice, smooth as silk. Rich & complex with a wonderful balance of sweetness, tartness and bitterness. How could you not like this beer?
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy copper with a humongous fizzy white head. Strong nose--cider, green apples, bitter orange, slight caramel sweetness. Flavor is quite sweet, with caramel and chocolate notes accented by plums, raisins. Has a dose of alcohol and a powerful bitterness, but it is overall very well balanced. An intense, awe-inspiring, full-bodied brew.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Broun and cloudy with a big resistant head. Tremendous, sweet esters eminate from the beer. Rich dense beltium character with chocolate and estery notes predominating. Thiner than say...a rochefort 8.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of head on this brew.Amber color.Fruity licorice aroma.I Still have mountains of foam.The taste is big on malt and the alcohol shines through very nicely,hoppy bitterness,with a definate alcohol feel to it the after taste is bitter with alcohol not bad but i know there are better BSA's out there.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown beer with a frothy head and a very alcoholic nose. Very strong liquorice flavour, very alcoholic. Overall a good strong Belgian ale.