diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Deep brown body. Lightly brown head, which diminishes totally. Nose of malts. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Fully bodied.
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from binny’s...Poured a rich brown with a quickly disappearing brown head. Aromas were yeasty and spice, with earthy undertones. Flavors were not as prevelant I would have hoped from a belgian strong ale. Although the carbonated, oily mouthfeel did give this brew some character. Overall, very smooth and enjoyable.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head goes immediately. Very dense dark brown color. You can’t see through it. The aroma is a caramel vanilla. Very Very smooth caramel taste. No bitterness very drinkable.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, murky brown color, unfortunately a quickly diminishing head. Malty aroma of raisins and quite acrid. Dark fruit flavor, raisins and plums with good hop finish.
Ratman197 (9555) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.
HermanW (1027) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice smell of this dark beer but the taste was nt so good witch taste of alcohol.
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Poured a dark brown body. Aroma of raisin/plum, alcohol, yeast. Flavor was far worse than the aroma for me. Weak.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured hazy, brown and nearly opaque with orange highlights and a moderate beige head. Aroma is nice, dominated by yeast, fruit, molasses and spice - clove, allspice and bit of nutmeg - with hints of dust and earth. Flavor is sweet and bready initially, with sour fruits, spice, vinegar, alcohol and a mildly puckering astringent aftertaste. Medium body and gentle carbonation.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 33cl bottle.
Pours an opaque brown with a huge fluffy tan head. Lots of fine lacing. Smells of fruit and caramel. Spiced apples. Nutty. Notes of sherry. Vinuous nose.
Taste is lightly sour up front, with a wonderful roasted/burnt malt flavor rising to the surface. Hints of sherry and light flavors of bitter chocolate. Spicy, like pepper and nutmeg, maybe hints of ginger. all these flavors intertwine nicely. Mouth is rich and chewy. Mmmmm...beer. This is really nice. Tried both this and the Delirium Tremens tonight but this one takes the cake. Gotta get some more.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Pours dark garnet color with an ecru-colored head. The head is simply a beast. No glass can contain it. Raisin-like aroma, but overall, nothing complex or remarkable. Flavor is fruit-like in its simple tartness. Disappointingly not as good as DT.