Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky dark orange/red in color. Nice tastes of caramel and fruit. Strong noticeable taste of alcohol. Good, but not great.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I am kind of torn about this. On one hand, up front, the taste is very nice-malty, slightly sweet, with some caramel, apple, cherry, and brown sugar notes. BUT on the back end, it tastes like blood. Or pennies. Or nails. Some awful metal taste. The metal taste is so bad it destracts me form any other flavors. It loses ALOT of points for the metal taste.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hmmm. i canít say i enjoyed this beer. iím well versed in the flavors and textures that dominate Belgian beers (the rest of the world having bred those flavors OUT of their yeast strains a hundred years ago) but this beer doesnít use it well. itís winey and appely, with grainy dark malts and high alcohol oils. kind of off-putting. i give it a (bronx-cheer)
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark Belgian that will please an advanced beer drinker or strong ale home brewer. This dark beer pours a slight off-white head that diminishes to a foamy film that floats on the beer. Nose is dark and fruity. Taste is burnt, raisins, and malty. Caramel. This is quite the drink!
Garrat (1276) - 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 couldnít 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.