zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark ruby brown, thin off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, and musty. Flavor is fruity, malty, and sour.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark mahogany hue, with a frothy tan-colored head, with a yeasty, toasted, caramelized malts, with a dark dried fruits note of dates, plums, figs, raisins, hint of nutmeg spiciness, molasses, and a touch of alcohol in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a crisp toasted malt character, with a bitter chocolatey note, brown sugar, molasses, dark dried fruits accent, with a warm alcoholic feeling, leading towards a malty, fruity warm finish.
msonnenberg (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with aromas of sugar and fruit. Palate is smoother and lighter than I was expecting. Flavor dissipates slowly. Nice. I let this one warm up to just below room temp.
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear brown color with thick, lasting tan head, big bubbles. Aroma - dark fruits, hard candi sugar, spicy, oxidation. Flavor is dominated by tinny metalic with some oxidation. Medium body. Some malt flavor along with some candi sugar - no hops. Overally, I think I got a bad bottle. I’ve had this before and don’t remember so many off-flavors. Belgian character is evident, but it’s overwhelmed by the metalic/oxidation. Will have to re-rate this one.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good brew, a little too much alcohol flavor and aroma though. Has a nice fruity flavor and wonderful palate. Pours hazy tan with a large head typical of the style. An overall good brew.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
awesome beer, pours deep brown color with a quickly dissipating head. aromas of dried fruits, cherries and spice. not much bitterness. good mouthfeel that coats the tongue. nice lingering aftertaste. a truely great beer.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beautiful beer. Pours a deep redish brown with a big fluffy lasting head. Has some nice sticky lacing also. Aroma of malt and spices. There is no mistaking this awesome Belgian aroma. Flavor is slightly tart with malt and spice. I love the PINK ELEPHANT!!!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle, dark brown with a very large pillowy and slightly tan head. Malt and ginger in the aroma. Vinuous flavours, caramal and sugary, tart and dry in the finish.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours muryk red/brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is complex light bread and hay, dough and leather with red wine. Flavor is balanced, starts rasberry and finishes chocolate covered bannans. Medium to full bodied watery and softly carbonated. Very tasty and complex
Marty1018 (2) - cleveland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
It just does not get better than this Belgian ale. Perfect drinkability. You’d never know the alcohol % by tasting this ale.
This is a brew that should not be served ice cold as it tastes like a fizzy cola. The true flavors come out at about 45-50 degrees.
PS don’t drink too many, I got the champagne giggles.