HZA (6) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of foam. Slightly fruit taste with the finish, but still strong. Not too interesting, best thing is 8,5%...
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice combo of flavors in this one. Some sharp fruit on the sides of the palate, eased back into balance by a thick sweet plumy malt that spreads from the center outwards. Warming alcohol at the back of the throat.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huyghe is , to me, a very exasperating brewery. They promise a lot, but always seem to deliver a very middle of the road brew. This is OK, but in almost all ways average. Nice odor, nice appearance, nice head, nice flavor, nice aftertaste, etc. Just, well, nice.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex aroma, with hints of grape, bubble gum, apple and raisin. Good head retention. Strong dark malty taste - definitely strong. Very clean finish. Very good beer.
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice dark color with a flavor that is slightly more bitter than tremens.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 This beer is a mix of different flavours, but in my opinion it is a little bit too strong and sweet (caramel, chocolate and toffee), not really balanced. The finish is terribly alcoholic. Boring...
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet complex nose of apples, spices, alcohol, anise, flowers, caramel, soy-sauce, and dates. Pours from the bottle a murky dark brown with honey highlights. The mostly lasting tight massive orange/brown head is frothy with virtually no lacing. The strong flavor is alcohol rich and warm with moderate acidity. The finish is sweet and spicy. The medium to full body is syrupy and lively. The finish is very alcoholic. This brew hits hard.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine darkred color. The aroma is sweet and strong. The flavor is also sweet and very powerfull, with a bitterness underneath the sweetness, hops. It"s complex, with a bit of metallic taste?? Longlasting taste and beer. (I enjoyed it over 2 hours).
It has a bit to much alcohol.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 this is the first true ale i ever had and a fifth got me drunk like i never had been. i didn't feel trashed, but i was in the mellowest buzz i had ever felt. i was in a perfect alcohol bliss. something tells me there may be something else in here other than alcohol, tho. who knows
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sweet yet malted toasty flavor. Very nice alcohol twinge. Good mouthfeel. Nice Dark Red brown color with nice head. Cool bottle too.