beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great Belgian Strong Ale. Malty,spicy, and cherry flavors. Finishes smooth, clean, and crisp.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a five-fingered light brown frothy head that fades slowly and leaves a ton of lace. High carbonation. Cloudy amber color but the yeast stayed in the bottle. Nose is malty with a hint of raisins Starts malty and smooth; finishes on the sweet side with a hint of hops. Medium bodied. $4.10 for a 330ml bottle. The ABV is 8%.
Hansen (5982) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Fine head. Hoppy, spicy aroma, some malt too. Flavor is finishing way to bitter.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml [capped bottle, 2003 sampling: Deliah’s Chicago (vintage beer tasting, Feb ‘04)]: Dark cedar, with a dense, light tan foam. Malty aroma with spicy streaks: caramel plums laced with freshly cracked black pepper and anise. Beautifully complex. The sweet fruity malts and lull me into submission just as a peppery/green plant bitterness screams for attention. I can’t help but concede to both. . . and I loved every second.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep chestnut with a full, thick head and decent lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma of plum, raisin, sweet apples, full malt and a hint of bitterness. The body is full and supple with a great mouthfeel. Fruity sweet flavor develops initially, before a crazy onslaught of bitterness in the finish. Really enjoyable and something I would drink with some regularity.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, deep red color, extremely large and lasting, foamy head. Salted mushrooms and sweet cherry in the aroma. The strong and full-bodied flavor includes (at least) cherry and black pepper. Quite a carbonated beer. Very full and pleasant-flavored strong Belgian ale!
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
BBD April 05. Imported by the Brothers Shelton. Similar sherryish nose as the blonde. Some weedy hops as well. This is a wreck. Somewhat bitter, with a trainwreck of astringent maltiness and some sweet and sour character as well, and plenty of lingering alcohol.
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
roma from sweet, dried fruits.
Flavour from chocolate, nuts and prunes.
rickgordon (3831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival.
Hazy brown with yeast particles. Sweetish aroma and flavour with some fig and a great deal of prune. In short - a 10% warming prune explosion.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Licorice and butterscotch aroma. Dark red brown color, brown almost creamy head, very good lace. Sweet start, lots of spices, licorice, more bitter in the end and burning. Quite full. Great beer, thanks skortila, ceasar and jerohen!