mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - MAR 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
it has a slight fruity aroma. the flavor is sweet w/ a hint of orange. an ok belgian.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured this expecting it to be orange like the Noel. But poured a dark murkey cherry/brown. Hello ; in stock. ! nice raison baked into a forged malt cake with lots of spice. emmmm@! My only dissapointment is that it didnt taste like pink elephants.
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Rapdily decaying fizzy tan head tops a dark cherry body...lightly alcoholic, assertive cherry-vinous nose with a smidgeon of chocolate...tart woody cherry body with light sweetness throughout, pleasant restrained alcoholic warming, a bit of aged cobwebby yeasty character, but too much carbonation and too watery at the end for real satisfaction.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very spicy, sweet, almost a bit cinamony. bottle was very cool. almost looked like it was a clay glazed bottle. I like the pink elephant too
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really liked the way this one looked in the glass. Aroma was quite nice, spicy and sweet. Unfortunately it lacked in the flavor department, overly sweet.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Fruity, malty aroma. Fruity taste, mainly bananas, malty and somewhat sweet. Notes of cloves and spiciness.
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark cloudy brown beer with a big belgian creamy coloured head. Although very carbonated this beer gave me a sweet candish taste with spicy aromas and a note of fruits. the alcoholic taste was well balanced fot this belgian strong ale
TChrome (1438) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogeny color and at present is mostly clear with a magnificantly retained cream colored head. There is a lot going on with the aroma of this beer. Notes of candy sugar, lots of yeast, some fruit, and pepper. Flavor is initially lightly sweet with some yeast flavor. Finish is peppery with more yeast. This does not rank with the great Belgian strongs, it is however an enjoyable drinking experience.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Pours a dark cloudy brown color with a large head. Smell is sweet and coffee like with alcohol mixed in. Tastes like alcohol and coffee with some toffee and spice thrown in for good measure. Hops are disguised until the end where the they are again covered by a lingering alcohol taste. And this alcohol aftertaste is my only complaint about this ale. In my opinion, this is a quality beer that you just want to have once in a while because its too strong for everyday consumption not to mention to expensive.
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colour with a huge beige head.
Sweet aroma with notes of spices, yeast and dried fruit. Very carbonated.
Malty aroma with notes of spices, fruit and alcohol.