loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy brownish ruby color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was pretty faint (even as it got warmer,) but there were some caramel, alcohol, and cane sugar tones. The flavor was, at first, quite sweet with caramel, cane sugar, and alcohol. As the beer warmed the flavor became extremely acidic...harsh metallic character...almost stinging the tongue. The feel was overly carbonated for my taste.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark brown color with a ruby glow and an off white head. Mild sweet prune aroma. Initially, flavor was fairly mild with some sweet malt and dried fruit. As it warmed, it turned very sour lemon, lactose and metallic. I definitely liked the initial flavor better. Nice carbonation, small tingly bubbles.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Started out with a nice vanilla-ish aroma, and a creamy mouthfeel. This bled into some diactyl flavor and a slightly sour finish. A decent belgian, but certianly not one of the best.
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, fruity and warming. This Strong Belgian is pleasing without any of the wierder flavors some Belgians surprise you with. Worth a try.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really good this one... Nice dark ruby/brown color that produced a small, quickly diminishing head. flavcor was malty with some nice dark fruit tones...Bit of a dry bitter finish...Very nice
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good dark brown color,small head that faded quite quickly.The aroma was some what sweet and fruity with a mild hop presence,malt and a hint of alcohol to go with the spicy notes.Mlaty sweet taste with flavors of fruit and spice and hints of hops and alcohol.The finish is slightly bitter sweet with a bit of spice and malt.Not bad but then not great,but still worth a try.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Just an excellent beer. Nice fizzy head. Mellow citrus aroma. Sweet and malty, YUMMY!!!
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, but with a reddish shine; big brownish head. Fruity nose, chlorophyl chewing gum, dark malts but restrained. Sweet taste, but with a (Good Heavens!) curry flavour. Roasted malts in the background. Retronasal again fruity tastes (blueberry?). Full bodied, but palate is rather thinnish. Aftertaste comes back with the curry/coriander flavour. Again, not one of my favourites. The nose promesses more than the beer delivers.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours garnet red-brown, with a light, creamy light tan head. Prunes and brown sugar in the aroma. Rich flavor reminds me of a doppelbock: strong prunes and toffee, with caramel and raisins. Alcohol is nicely subdued. Tangy aftertaste is somewhat distracting. I love the doppelbock flavor of this one.
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very much like Chimay blue but with a less pronounced alcohol profile, wich I prefer. DN's got a lot of personality.