Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a bemused orange color, the head portly and the consistency frothy and off white in color. The aroma of caramel apples, sweet and inviting, with a nice malt underpinning to seal off the nose. Ambrosial at the start, the top middling in feel, the finish smartly acidic, the hops pleasing and delicious in their understated presence, dry as a desert bone aftertaste that lingers on. Quite an interesting beer that is a real treat to the palate.
jonas (5042) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty, fruity tealike aroma.
Dark amber, cappucino head, yeast floating around.
Dark fruity flavors,
Black tea and malt aftertastes.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maaaaaalty. Cloudy tea color. Head very sticky, lasted a while. Was a two-color head, partially white, partially more cream colored. Malty nose, kinda spicy. Flavor again quite sweet. Very malty, similar to chowing on malted milk balls. Has toffee and caramel as it warms, with candy sugar noticeable. Zippy and fizzy, makes the ol’ tongue tingle. A good example of a darker Belgian ale.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chock full of ruit esters, nice foam and good off golden color. Opens up warm. Bready, cookie aromas -- good hop balance, nice creamy feel, a fair amount of yeastiness. Some alcohol tobaccoey pepper at the end of some nice honeyish candy sugar flavors. Outstanding.
caesar (3943) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very much like the Vervifontaine Rousse. Sweet amber nose. Bit malts in the taste, together with the fruity amber. Alcohol moderately present. I like this one more than the Hercule Stout.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty orange; Whispy head; Clean nose. Good presence. Mild. Not assertive at all. Alcohol is moderately present. A ton of debris in the glass.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cloudy, fish food laden, amber with a with a rocky cream colored head. Mild sweet aroma with a touch of sour wine. Flavors of sugar, peaches, plums, and cider. A mild acidic finish along with a touch of spicy yeast and alcohol.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This amber brew is topped with a thick head. the aroma is sweet and fruity with hoppy undertones. the flavor is sweet and fruity with a slight bitter hoppy finish.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this one the flavor was spicy and sweet but not overpowering. The high ABV is also not noticeable as you might think.
Kåstå (1274) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark blond, semi clear with a big head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet fruity vintage taste. The taste goes towards Rochefort 10 and westy 12.