Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown/ruby colored with a fizzy head that receded rapidly but continued bubbling on the surface. Aroma-some molasses and alcohol with a barnyardy sweat or urine note to it, some citrus maybe. Medium bodied and lively on the tongue with a musty caramel burnt sugar flavor that reminded me of Jamaican dark rum. Dryish finish with a bitter aftertaste that seemed a little off. Just so-so, kind of a hodgepodge.
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good spicy hops on the nose, although not as complex as expected. Dark red in colour, the initial impact is one of over carbonation. Luckily this is folowed by a warming mouthful of alcohol. Flavours are fruity malts, cofffee and chocolate. A boozy Xmas pud of a beer. Will help Xmas go with a bang (then a snooze).
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed the Tremens so well that I decided to try the dark. If packaging counted towards appearance I'd give it an extra half point for the beautiful painted bottle and colorful foil label. Poured dark browm with a small tan head which didn't lace the glass at all. None the less, a great tasting and very smooth ale. Exceptionally drinkable giving it's high alcohol content. Just as good as the Tremens in my opinion.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown, tan head. aroma is candy sugar, malt and fruit. taste is vinious and slightly sour, and dry in the finish. tingles the tongue a bit, but not alot of character.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruddy brown with a rocky tan head. Sweet caramel, yeast and tons of phenols. Brown sugar and yeast flavors. Touch of lactic sourness. A disappointment as I enjot the DTs so much.
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brownish/amber color with a large light tan head. Sweet aroma of candy sugar, with some vanilla and fruit noticable as well. Taste begins slightly sour, turns into oak, then a sweet flavor, and finally finishes dry.
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This had a huge head with a good red brown body. The aroma is lightly sweet with a light citrus character. The flavor is a little bit of a letdown though, without a huge amount of character.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a thick frothy head. Best if you let this one set in the glass for about ten minutes. Overall a descent Belgian.
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent head with Big carbonation. Thin foam layer lasts the duration of the drink. Slightly sweet toffee aroma. Color is a wonderful dark mahogany/amber. Flavor is quite good with hints of toffee, caramel, toasted grain and a touch of alcohol. Finish is a little dry and coats the mouth. Tingles in the mouth also. A decent belgian but not as complex (or good) as others.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet toffee aroma, with some caramel, and brown sugar too. Deep ruby colour, pours a huge toffee head. Flavour is roasted malt and demerara sugar. Alcohol is evident, and warming. Terrific beer for my 50th Birthday. Yum!