Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33CL bottle: Pours a hazy brown-ruby color with a nice light brown head. Sweet sugary aroma, tastes sweet and of light fruits. The sweetness gets to be a bit much as the glass goes on. Like all the other beers these guys make, I wonít be having this one again.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The color is a delightful Deep red Brown, the head is thick with nice lace. the aroma is sweet with hints of banana, orange and other spices. The palate is dry and the flavor is sweet and malty.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminds me of Chimay a little. Distinctly Belgian aroma and flavor. Sweet and fruity, a little cookie dough. Strong enough to be a sipping beer.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer rocks.
Itís been a long time since Iíve actually tried this ale. However, I remember liking it a lot. Thatís all that I remember... of that entire day. 8.5% ABV will do that to you. If you like other Belgian ales that I have rated highly, you wonít be dissapointed by this beer. íNuff said.
TheBeerGod (4642) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 Another strong Belgian beer. Much darker and browner than its brother, Delirium Tremens. Meant as a nightcap/winter warmer/digestif. Strong spice and alcohol taste. Still contains the fruity tastes that DT has. Recommended. Drink too much though and you will see pink elephants!
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think the alcohol shows up way too much in this beer. Not enough flavour or even body for such a high ABV beer. A bit too sweet for me.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like stout and you expect it to taste like a Guinness but boy are you surprised. Sweet, tasty, and refreshing.
jaymobrown (1510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
As soon as I corked the bottle I could smell this one. Strong smell of sweet fruit and alcohol. Hint of apples possibly. Thick and dark appearance. A good dark, strong ale. A sour mash presence, with grapefruit tones. The alcohol and spice make for a good finish. Complex flavors. Enjoyed very much.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved this beer. I think that it is better then DT. Nice dark color, sweet and a little spice.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 i really shouldnt rate this. im horrible with this style. seems like it had good malt balance though. must try more, the beer definitely grows on you. Cant say id put these in the same ball park as english strongs though.