Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew starts off with a fruity aroma. It fills the glass with a muddy, opaque pour and a large bubbled, tan head that quickly collapsed. The first sip was sweet and left an effervescent mouth feel. Subsequent sips revealed complex, fruity flavors and something else that was pleasant but I couldnít identify. This was followed by the hops which left a nice, but short lived aftertaste.It was medium bodied, not as heavy as the visual presentation would imply. It wasnít bubbly but left me gassy. Iím beginning to like these strong Belgians, they donít overwhelm me with fruit.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ill need to have this fellow again as i was quite drunk when i had it, but notes say it was nice. Sweet spicey, carbonated, good stuff.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours brown with a light tan head. nose is fruity, strawberrys, some candi sugar, some yeast. decent body, sweet finish.
JonMoore (1969) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a large then quickley slim beige head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and spicey. Taste is caramel and malts, vague dark fruits, with a lightly bitter finish. Ful bodied, quite carbonated on the tongue with well hid alcohol. Nice, drinkable, nearly top notch, but not.
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet spice aroma with fruit and malt. Cloudy brwon colour with good head and lacing. Full spice flavour with malt and fruit. Fizzy palate.
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Deep brown body. Lightly brown head, which diminishes totally. Nose of malts. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Fully bodied.
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from binnyís...Poured a rich brown with a quickly disappearing brown head. Aromas were yeasty and spice, with earthy undertones. Flavors were not as prevelant I would have hoped from a belgian strong ale. Although the carbonated, oily mouthfeel did give this brew some character. Overall, very smooth and enjoyable.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head goes immediately. Very dense dark brown color. You canít see through it. The aroma is a caramel vanilla. Very Very smooth caramel taste. No bitterness very drinkable.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, murky brown color, unfortunately a quickly diminishing head. Malty aroma of raisins and quite acrid. Dark fruit flavor, raisins and plums with good hop finish.
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.