Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small bottle.Dark orange in colour,small head.Sour with figs and dates,strange,strong alcohol,not my thing.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Hazy amber-brown, thin head, soul-warming Belgian , malty smooth mouth-full of dried fruit, tea, and cane syrup.
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer pours a slightly light, foggy, brown colour with a moderate head and a moderate release of gasses. the tastes of plum and raisin were quite noticable. this is a slightly tart, wine-like beer yet still manages to go down smooth and it tastes pretty smooth with a nice amount of maltiness and coffee flavors. not quite as good as delirium noel, though.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap this brew was very unique. Pours a faintly hazy dark red with a thin off-white head. This brew smells like like port wine, hints of plum and raisin. Big woody character to this with some sharp spice in the finish. The finish was a bit acidic with lingering alcohol notes. I liked it but definatly couldn’t drink a lot of it.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with no head. Aroma is banana and raisin. With more banana in the flavor. Very dry. Too much carbonation. Just o.k.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber colour with small white head, choclate aroma. spicey/bitter after taste, really weird.
billstevenson (1) - USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far my favorite beer. I disagree about the aftertaste being "foul alcohol" - it’s just right!
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark appearance with beige head. Great to find these on tap, as I did at Underground Bluz in Orlando. A dark conglomeration as Sweet side fruity with sour and malty aftertaste
80skid (65) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very similar to chimay bleu in many aspects but tastes a little drier. The finish is also a little different in that it has a slightly foul, alcohol, malty aftertaste to it which was the major drawback. Otherwise, not too shabby.
Tejas (868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big frothy head gets high marks with me. Big malty flavor will too. Not too fruity. Sort of a dry palate. Alcohol is hidden well. Not as good as the Noel or the Tremens but still a quality brew.