zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange/amber/copper, with a tan head. Aromas are sweet malt, and loads of rich spices. Flavors are spices, malt, and some yeast. Flavora are very rich, but the body is a little too light. Very intriguing.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark cherry, large light beige head, frothy, fairly good lacing, mild carbonation.   Huge spicy aroma, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.   Seems like an Imperial Pumpkin on steroids.   There is a slight bright floral alcoholic like tinge as well.   Quite spicy on the tongue, and might I say quite spicy.   Yea, this one has loads of the aformentioned spices.   Fairly big bodied, smooth, the high ABV is fairly well hidden.   Spicy finish, slight alcohol is noticeable but it is actually quite nice providing a somewhat dry finish.   I didn’t think this was much of a Belgian, but rather a very big spiced/herb/vegetable.   Would love to put one down until next Halloween.   Thanks a ton Jeff for this one!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours great large tan head over a hazy organish bronze colored body, aroma is great fruity and spicey, flavor is good fruity, lightly carbonated, good body, decent brew
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruby red amber with a small off white nicely lacing head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and cherries. Flavor of belgian yeast and the other spices I picked up in the aroma. The cinnamon takes over in the flavor a bit too much. More of a spice beer than a Belgian Strong. I see some others mentioning the abv not being too well hidden. But I thought it was, maybe the bottle I had was a little older (thought it was from 05).
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I don’t like much by BBW but this Rude Elf was just rude to my taste buds... true spice beer lovers will probably love this stuff. Leave me out.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a thin whitehead. Color is amber with effervescence. Aroma is malt. Taste is sweet, alcohol, malt, fruit, cinnamon, syrupy. Not my taste.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.24.05 22 oz bottle. I love the Brew Works and am glad to see they got Weyerbacher to brew/bottle for them. This was a heavy , solid, spicy holiday ale. Sent me off to the North Pole before a shot of Johnny Walker Blue Label sent me to the grave.
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hmmm...heavy, thick, syrup, sweet in a spicy way...yet pretty smooth going down. Best in small sips. I’m not sure if I could drink more than one - it’s pretty strong stuff. Not for me.
hopdog (9382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves (and I’m sure I’m missing a couple other spices in there), and on the fruity side. Closely reminded me of a stick of gum that’s been chewed on for a while. Tastes of the same. Spices are there in the tastes but not overpowering. Tastes like a spiced cake of some sort. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great big head of very fine bubbles. The head lasted for quite awhile. Light carbonation. Fruity and spicy nose. Oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, yeast and a little malty triple aroma. Color is a dark amber. Sweet and fruity flavor with a big alcohol kick. NICE. Warms and tingles as it goes down. Plenty of spices but they are subdued by the alcohol. Gingerbread flavor with some spiced apples. Finish is warming and spicy. A decent and very potent belgian ale. This could stand to age for a little while and hopefully some of the alcohol will mellow out a bit.