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.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany color and a tan head. Smells of sweet dried fruit - cherries, dates, figs, and some caramel. Well balanced and sweet on the tongue - very little alcohol taste for 9%.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 - 8.5%abv. Brown/dark amber topped by a 1", bubbling, festering, tan head that eventually calms to a sheet of ice top. Nose of pungent, way past ripe dark fuits and melons, toasty caramel, doughy yeast, spices, candi sugar, and some subtle, sour, metallic oxidation. Flavor adds roasted grains (especially in the finish), chocolate, marshmallows, easier on the spices and metallic notes. Oxidation almost indetectable in the flavor, mostly just drying up the finish a bit, which works well here. Full body is smoother than balanced. Very nice brew.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe brune voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse qui s’estompe. Arômes de caramel, de chocolat et d’alcool. Saveurs de chocolat, de caramel et d’alcool. Houblon de soutien.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 Bottle. Dark brown, with a big tan head. Smells of yeast and spice. Overcarbonated, lacking in flavor, alcohol hid well, but there is a persistent bite that I didn’t like. Acidity or ginger like. This just didn’t do it for me. First one was drank while smoking a cuban cigar, so I didn’t rate it, second try wasn’t very memorable. Strike three, it’s out. I didn’t care for this brew.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe. 25/05/06. Dark probably cherry red body with frothy light tan head. Fruity sweet smell. Subdued cherry flavours, slipped down well, great body for drinking plenty of as alcohol seemed to be well hidden.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
05’ pours a reddish brown.bubbly but small head. light aroma. i can barely discern anything some fruit mayeb figgy slght citrus. taste bitter i duno screw this beer i guess
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like a fizzy cola. The effervescent head reeks of alcohol as it dissipates. The aroma is a sharp burnt malt and alcohol. Maybe more there but the heavy alcohol burned my lungs. Actually smooth and oily, with a tangy bite in the finish.