NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy, musty malt aroma. Smelled a little like old clothes, but the spiciness dominated. Brown with a big fluffy belgian head. Less sweet than many Belgian strong ales and the spicy notes that are present are muted. Much less compelling then many other brown belgian strong ales I have had. There just isnít a whole lot of flavor to make note of. it still has the right feel just not much flavor.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby brown, with a large light tan head. Fruit and mustiness in the aroma. Malty sweetness tempered by clove and other spice flavors from yeast esters. Spiciness lingers in the finish. Mouthfeel is suprisingly light and bubbly.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of bottle, aroma of yeast and spices. Poured a ruby color, large foamy head. Flavor was yeasty and fruity. Palate was okay very bubbly. Overall not bad at all.
pilsnerrogge (2521) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 9 %) Deep ruby colour. Large, thick head. Fruity, sweet aroma with notes of liquorice. Very sweet flavour with alcohol bitter finish. Faint notes of liquorice and cinnamon.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew starts off with a fruity aroma. It fills the glass with a muddy, opaque pour and a large bubbled, tan head that quickly collapsed. The first sip was sweet and left an effervescent mouth feel. Subsequent sips revealed complex, fruity flavors and something else that was pleasant but I couldnít identify. This was followed by the hops which left a nice, but short lived aftertaste.It was medium bodied, not as heavy as the visual presentation would imply. It wasnít bubbly but left me gassy. Iím beginning to like these strong Belgians, they donít overwhelm me with fruit.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ill need to have this fellow again as i was quite drunk when i had it, but notes say it was nice. Sweet spicey, carbonated, good stuff.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours brown with a light tan head. nose is fruity, strawberrys, some candi sugar, some yeast. decent body, sweet finish.
JonMoore (1885) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a large then quickley slim beige head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and spicey. Taste is caramel and malts, vague dark fruits, with a lightly bitter finish. Ful bodied, quite carbonated on the tongue with well hid alcohol. Nice, drinkable, nearly top notch, but not.
Lunkie (1441) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet spice aroma with fruit and malt. Cloudy brwon colour with good head and lacing. Full spice flavour with malt and fruit. Fizzy palate.
diabel (1608) - 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.