jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown ruby body topped by a large creamy tan head. A nice looking beer. The aroma is quite different. I was expecting sweet malts and candi sugar instead I get a spicy vinous blueberry aroma. It is really unlike any beer I have ever smelled. The flavor is equally as unique and oh-so good. More vinous and blueberry along with other dark fruits and a touch of acidty. Medium bodied with a full flavored finish that lingers. Damn this is a good one. A real surprise too as I bought only because I had never seen it before. Find it buy it love it!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dark amber with a big light tan head and significant lace. The aroma is yeasty, spicy, and caramel. The flavor is dark, roasted, roasted malt bitterness, and chocolate. Overall, not my favorite.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cloudy brown with a wonderfully fluffy off white head. Tons of sediment can be seen swirling around the body of this brew. Aromas of spice and brown sugar with flavors of yeast, light sugar and a light bitterness. 8.0% ABV
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber - brown color; big thick head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light smokey, chestnuts, chocolate, hazelnuts, rye; original and complex. Malt and roasted malt flavor, but most of all caramel; nuts, spices. Very strong final bitterness, with a touch of Fernet Branca.
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 (2398) - 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 (6569) - 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 (4674) - 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!