theviolet (177) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t enjoy it as much as the tremens. Almost doo heavy feeling. Very dark amber color, with a decent head. I could taste a very strong alcohol presence. Taste was also quite malty.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark amber with a nice head that lingered. Good carbonation. I thought the alcohol was slightly strong and not well balanced by the other flavors. Very good beer.
nearbeer (4673) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle (notched at 1 of 5, and 5 of 8; maybe bottled Jan 05?). Dark brown with red tinges. Huge light-brown sugar, lasting head with excellent lace. Lots of ?yeast? chunks floating around. Aroma is hopped Bacardi and Coke with a caramel sour apple on the side. Taste is dry, some candi sugar at the start and toffee in the aftertaste, with some slight acidic and sour notes in the middle and afterwards. Very light mouthfeel. Good Belgian, but with every other taste something seems missing. Note: Bottle says 8.5% ABV instead of the 9% indicated.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black/brown with a light brown head. The aroma was floral and nuts. The taste was awesome sweet tangy nuts and caramel malt flavor.
Cybercat (4740) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful rich brown color with a thick and persistent head. Aroma is distinctive and has a hint of alcohol in it. This beer has a strong flavor and quite a nip to it, but it is still smooth and pleasant on the tongue, with a smoky undertone. This is a beer to be sipped, not guzzled.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy rosy brown body, creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel and some alcoholic fruit. Flavour is sweet and alcoholic, with a relatively light palate.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark ruby color with nice 2 finger head. No lacing. Smell is yeast and dark fruit. Taste is a nice dark fruit with lots of yeast and a hint of carmel. Finishes with dry woody hops. Slight alcohol burn at lower temperatures goes away with some warming. Perfect compliment to a pot roast. Recommended.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mahogony with lots of floaties and a tall bubbly head. Aroma is vinous, lots of sour flemish-esque notes as well, some sweet candied raisin notes finish it out. The flavor is complex as well, almost just like the aroma would lead you to belive, with a very warm alcohol finish.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very very similar to the tremmens but with a darker color and only slightly deeper flavor. Definitely worth having a bottle.
norushjohnnie (19) - Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite style but very good.
Color is deep reddish amber with a big brown-orange head. Aroma is primarily raisins and alcohol, big and strong. Flavors raisin, plum, and a hint of burnt malts at the finish. Interesting acidity, not what I’m used to. Bitterness and alcohol warmth finish it up. The mouth feel is a little bit watery but I felt the carbonation was ideal.