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!
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The flavor is malty sweet. The color is dark amber with a small head. The flavor is sweet and malty with very strong yeast notes. A fine beer without being impressive.
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 Draught. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.Dark redbrown.
Sour at first, late sweetness from dried fruit.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice mahogany, with slightly tannish head that hangs around, good lace. Fruit aromas, some caramel and nuts. Sweet, hoppy flavors, a bit of an alcohol bite at the finish, but nothing overbearing. I'm liking this Belgian.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
deep ruby red, nice frothy almond colored head. aroma is strong on brown sugar with a little alcohol. flavor is slightly sweet, very astringent, and i'm sure there's nothing wrong with the bottle other than what's in it.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delightfully dark brown beer with a huge creamy head that lasts and lasts. This could easily become one of my favorites to drink over and over again. A slightly woody, nutty flavor with a strong floral, fruity aroma. Sweet but not over the top, and nicely hoppy and bitter in the finish. A beautiful beer to drink, highly recommended!
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2003)
Dark color with a nice head. Aroma is fruity. A little sour, but the finish is sweet.
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice very very dark brown color. Good head and all around good taste and aroma. Sweetness in the taste and good belgian body. I would never turn this beer down.
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this after some amount of random cheeses (i like cheese!), then
rinsed my mouth of - BRITA - water. Big fizzy head with a delightful dark-nutty brown appearance. Tastes fruity and nutty, sorta like a fig newton! But I don't care for fig newtons, I care for this beer. High alcohol content hidden by the earthy sweet flavors. This is good. One of the best labels too! Doesn't really deserve the name, but egh I don't understand why anyway... Oh well, it's a good beer. Leaves me with a cute vanilla-spice to ponder about what I actually drank - only because I stared at the label... Or did I?
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy earthy caramel yeasty aroma.Dark chestnut appearance.Bitter sweet flavors of raisans and figs with a sweet mild bitter finish.Alchohol was well hidden.