UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Take a bottle of chimay red and add some vodka and citrus acid. Even after these alterations, you still get a great beer. And just like Chimay, its not worth the green.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 33 cl. bottle. Good aroma and nice appearance. However, disappointing flavor and mouthfeel with much too much alcohol taste.
Overall a miss - nothing like Delirium Tremens!!
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 This is a fantastic Belgian strong ale. Great malt characteristics with well balanced hops and sweetness. Good and strong--will definitely warm you up.
asheft (2652) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, blackish-red brown with a quickly receding head. Inviting aroma that seems a little sour with cherry, cream, orange, banana, malt, oaky woodiness and spicy notes. Spicy-sweet malt and a pervading bitterness that doesn’t seem to come from hops, rather malt and maybe wood. Unfortunately the high carbonation and bitterness conceal a lot of the gentle flavours that are apparent in the aroma. There is some banana and alcohol also in the flavour. Explosive carbonation, low to medium body and some astringency.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter tangerine-orange-citrus, milk chocolate, plum-like fruitiness and mild spices in the aroma. Alcohol never detectable. Clear amber-brown with mild tan head that is initially a partial cover and ring but slowly diminishes fully. Fruitiness translates strongly in the flavour with some marzipan-like nuttiness. Thick and malty with plenty of yeast character and spices and herbs that come out in the finish. Dark malts appear mainly in the aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation. Bottle sampled with asheft after the MontreAlers April meeting.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a rich dark, molasses brown, with hints of cherry with a large creamy, light brown head; nose is full and robust of yeast notes, sweet too. Felt tingly in the mouth, tasted great, sweet, but not too sweet, great roasted malts, some nuttiness with lots of longevity. A great beer!
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Pours deep brown with a large head. Sweet aroma. Sweet flavor with a bubble gum finish. Too sweet, too thin to be great, but not bad.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an amazing beer. The bottle is white ceramic, which is very cool and the illustration is hilarious. Smells sweet and nutty and looks gorgeously dark without much head. Tastes amazing. Soooo complex. Tastes of chocolate, very sweet, and a little alcohol taste in there too. Get this if you get a chance, because it’s great.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had this bottle for almost a year before I drank it. I smelled Coca Cola. The taste was quite sour and enjoyable. I detected hardly any alcohol flavor. It was nicely carbonated and tart but not bitter. I detected little malt or hops. Quite good. I want more.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from Fred’s market in Berkely CA. Pours very dark, almost a deep purple-brown colour, massive sustained head. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, caramlized malt, some spice. Flavour is sweet and the alcohol presence is noticeable, but...warming.