sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 (Bottled) Dark reddish brown color with a large, tanned, pillowy head. Toffee-rye-puddingy-malty aroma with grainy alcohol and raisins. Toffee-malty flavor with grainy alcohol hints, dark toffee and yeast. Medium to full-bodied, moderately alcoholic palate with soft carbonation. An alcoholic, but warming and quite full-bodied, toffee-malty brew. Definitely one of the better Huyghe brews.
(Bottled, rated Jun 9, 2004, was 7-4-6-3-12=3.2) Deep, dark brown-red color with a large, tanned and big-bubbled head. Sweet and pleasant, rye-pudding aroma. Malty, sweet, slightly red-wineous and acidic, yeasty flavor. Medium-bodied, oily, somewhat carbonated palate. Surprisingly thin body.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delirium...tastes just like it smells...Delicious! First impression was not good. Lots of head that never dissipates. Good thing I waited for the delicious treat that I received. Strong coffee like body with a strong aroma. Great flavor with little to none, aftertaste. Appearance was dark with lots of bubbles.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, the bottle is cool as all hell. Iíll certainly give it that... a nice painted bottle. Other than that, itís a sweet, but not simple Belgian. A bit too sweet for my liking.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong raisin and plum aroma. Ruby, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, light sour, bitter, plum, sugar. Thinner than expected, little burn, little sticky. Technically ok but not my kind of beer.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Malty fruity aroma with some hops. Pours a reddish brown. Nice big off-white head with minimal lacing. Very malty and fruity taste with a slight sour finish. Somewhat bitter aftertaste with a little sweetness. Very good beer.
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Una cerveza belga muy rica. Tiene una alta graduacion (9%) color marron oscuro y agradable sabor
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Would probably drop my rating were it not for just being clobbered by some of the flavors. Not that it was a good thing, but guess there was at least some good to be picked out of the sweet chaos. No, I donít mean SWEET chaos, but a chaotic blend that tends to be TOO sweet for my taste.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great. Just great... Dark brown color, small white head. Nose of caremel, chocolate, sweetness and hops. Tastes of chocolate and sweetness. Very blended - delicious!
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The darker sister of Tremens. A fizzy brew with alcohol warmth, fruit cake flavours and some herbal sarsaparilla. For some reason I have the American 8.5% version complete with California Cash Refund stamped on the back. Thereís stuff to like about this, but not a lot. The flavours swim around in a loose manner, completely unattached, while the mouthfeel is crude. Not a good beer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Brown with full Belgian seized head, crusties and all. Toffee and raisin aroma that is frank and refreshing. Sweet toffee flavour with a myriad of soft spiced flavours. Orange zest thrown in to add to the sharp, dry, bitter finish.