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.
billstevenson (1) - USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far my favorite beer. I disagree about the aftertaste being "foul alcohol" - it’s just right!
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark appearance with beige head. Great to find these on tap, as I did at Underground Bluz in Orlando. A dark conglomeration as Sweet side fruity with sour and malty aftertaste
80skid (65) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very similar to chimay bleu in many aspects but tastes a little drier. The finish is also a little different in that it has a slightly foul, alcohol, malty aftertaste to it which was the major drawback. Otherwise, not too shabby.
Tejas (874) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big frothy head gets high marks with me. Big malty flavor will too. Not too fruity. Sort of a dry palate. Alcohol is hidden well. Not as good as the Noel or the Tremens but still a quality brew.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown, pours with fair head. not too much smell, decent taste. the high alcohol is noticable. starts off smoothly, very neutral aftertaste
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much better than the ’Tremens’ offering, this one is sweet and sour and makes a good sippin’ brew.
Gachupines (935) - USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is dark brown with a lingering head. Taste is malty with a fairly bitter finish. Not too bad, but not overly impressive.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle, cork dated 2003. Raisins and grapes in the nose. Thick head falls leaving slight lace behind. A nice look and good fruity aroma lead to a very vacant tasting beer. Just nothing there. Alcohol doesn’t show up, but nothing else beside some dark malt and corkiness. Nothing attractive or redeeming here. Empty.
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small head. Smells sweet, almost eggnoggy, raiseny, etc. Very nice. Flavor is slightly strongly weak (make sense?), and the alcohol is well hidden. Finishes bitter, but overall the alcohol is well hidden. Nice.