JorisPPattyn (8916) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, amber shine; fluffy, dense brown head. Creamy , slightly woody nose; sweetish, shrubs. Bitter-woody taste, burnt malts, faint blackcurrant leaves, spicey finish, becomes almondy and even chocolatey warming up. Fairly well-bodied. Bitterness is a fair bit exaggerated, and harsh, unpleasant. I'm not impressed.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice dark brown coloured brew. Malty and fruity with some interesting spicy notes.
Ungstrup (32195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 A hazy orange beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is very sweet and slightly dusty from the hops. The flavor is sweet malty and spicy, with a thin body and a dry end.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark colored beer, brewed just below Maastricht in Belgium.
Long aftertaste that all what remains of my notes of St.Niklaas 2004, and with the star which means for me a must have in my bar this year on tap.
diabel (1650) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ligthly malty, lightly yeasty aroma. Light brown head, which fully diminishes and is excellent lacing. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour, moderately bitter (short) finish.
Bov (11181) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
dark brown colour with a giant head leaving a nice lacing, chaotic nose of bread, chocolate and anise, foamy mouthfeel, some sourness, short maltiness which leaves a bready and flat finish and this unpleasant sourness - a failure like the other beers I got from this brewery
Eirikur (378) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer. Big head as expected from that photo. A typical belgian brown with a hint of oil, nuts, chocolate and some herbs. Very decent stuff. Thanks Haukur
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
what a HUUUUUUGE head, looks like an evil Duvel! Very hoppy and malty, it has a taste that I cant quite figure out, very thick beer, if I hadnt known the ABV I´d be guessing that this would be a at least 9% ABV .. strangely, it tasted just like I expected.. nice warmer, this would be a very nice treat in january with the wind and snow bearing on your window!
Andrew196 (1205) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coarse, soap sud textured head. Color of diet coke. Rich aroma, tea leaves. A bit peppery on the tongue, this beer delivers roasted malt with notes of yeast....nothing special, but a decent quaff.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. WTF, we're the first ones to rate this? Typical brown appearance. Nutty smell and flavor with a bit of typical chocolate/cocoa but nothing special. The unique thing about this beer is that it foams up and seems to disappear in your mouth as it hits your tongue - personally I did not like this much.