Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Malty fruity aroma with some hops. Pours a reddish brown. Nice big off-white head with minimal lacing. Very malty and fruity taste with a slight sour finish. Somewhat bitter aftertaste with a little sweetness. Very good beer.
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Una cerveza belga muy rica. Tiene una alta graduacion (9%) color marron oscuro y agradable sabor
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Would probably drop my rating were it not for just being clobbered by some of the flavors. Not that it was a good thing, but guess there was at least some good to be picked out of the sweet chaos. No, I don’t mean SWEET chaos, but a chaotic blend that tends to be TOO sweet for my taste.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great. Just great... Dark brown color, small white head. Nose of caremel, chocolate, sweetness and hops. Tastes of chocolate and sweetness. Very blended - delicious!
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The darker sister of Tremens. A fizzy brew with alcohol warmth, fruit cake flavours and some herbal sarsaparilla. For some reason I have the American 8.5% version complete with California Cash Refund stamped on the back. There’s stuff to like about this, but not a lot. The flavours swim around in a loose manner, completely unattached, while the mouthfeel is crude. Not a good beer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Brown with full Belgian seized head, crusties and all. Toffee and raisin aroma that is frank and refreshing. Sweet toffee flavour with a myriad of soft spiced flavours. Orange zest thrown in to add to the sharp, dry, bitter finish.
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a deep amber with light tan tall frothy head.aroma yeast,dark fruits, raisin.flavor a little sweetness and a hint of orange and some maybe plum. mouth feel watery with a bit of bitterness. a enjoyable beer.
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, alc. 9% ABV (BB 11/2004)
Dark, almost opaque, ruby. Brown coffee head, mostly vanishing. Aroma is prunes, rye, yeast and raisins. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied: roasted, sweet prunes, malts and bread. Bitter aftertaste. Hides ABV very well.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark reddish brown with a massive off white head. Musty aroma of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, prune, ginger, anise, molasses, and banana bread. Medium watery body with very livey carbonation. Very spicy, sweet fruity flavor of plum, raisin, ginger, melon, clove, banana bread, molasses, anise, and nutmeg. I thought this one was damn tasty. Very good.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear deep amber, off white head. toffee, yeast, dried fruit and a bit of alcohol on the nose. sweet with candy-ish malty notes, sweet finish. not bad.