pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Despite, or perhaps correlated with, this bottle being a gusher, this beer looked great. Big ass lively even creamy head with a crystal clear reddish orange hued body. Became a bit cloudy when I pushed the pouring thing. Toasty biscuity malt nose. Subtle. A bit creamy. A hint of fruit. Not awe inspiring, but not bad. A full lively mouth. Small even bubbles. The flavors are pretty much in step with the nose. Big toasty biscuit malt. Bread. A good bit of fruit. Some alcohol sneaks out. A bit of tannic stuff going on. The style seems to support less alcohol usually, so it’s a it odd here. Significant hops, floral. A bit of acidity. Not a huge fan, but not a terrible beer either. Interesting at least.
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at O’Donnell’s in Ft Wayne - Pours red with a big light tan head. It smells of yeast and malt with light caramel notes. The flavor is a well balanced blend of those same malts and some hoppy goodness along with light fruit esters. It looks good and has a lively palate.
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
cobber of color with a beige head. An aroma of malt, hops and boring toffee. A flavor of toffee and hops.
IrishBoy (4094) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz Bottle from Johns market; nose of caramel, vanilla, and rye; clear rusty brown with a big bige head that immediately foamed out of the bottle when uncapped; flavor of toffee, some sweetness, and some figs. Very good!
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 8.5%. Weak sugary aroma. Hazy brown colour, small head. The flavour is OK malty, slightly sweet with a hint of cream. Some marcipan to flavour along with a little rough bitterness. Rough and mild in a good combination. High carbonation and good alcohol level.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red color with a huge beige head. Aroma of bready malts with a little caramel. Flavor of bread/rye malts with a little alcohol and hops.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my LA Chouffe tulip: Deep amber with reddish highlights topped by a huge frothy head and excellent lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and rye bread malts, old herbal hops, pear and fig, cardamom, a dusty yeast esters. The taste is sweet and malty with a bit of fruit. Mild classic hop bitterness towards the finish. Consistently bready in nature. The mouth feel is lively and sharp but lacks depth. Okay beer but left wanting more.
GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très belle couleur avec une bonne mousse, elle dégage un léger goût fruité.
Un peu forte en alcool par contre.
Semblable aux bières typiques belges.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed copper-amber ale with a great cap that laces.
Aromas are malty, sweet, yeasty...wisp of alcohol.
Sweet caramel maltiness, some wood, smoke, tobacco, earthy dried fruit tones...nice subtle complexity...finishes wet and with a lash of licorice from the alcohol.
Nice little strong ale for a French brewer.
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 11.2oz bottle: pours a hazy chestnut brown with a HUGE HEAD. aroma was almost not even there maybe a hint of hops and alcohol. flavor has a taste of alcohol with an added nut taste. overall i wouldnt buy again but wouldnt turn it down if offered would rate higher if i couldnt taste the alcohol so much. but its no so strong that it should keep you from trying this beer.