RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a nice dark amber/brown color that shows hints of crimson in when held up to the light. There was a two finger bubbly light tan head. The smell is awesome, with caramel, coffee, dried fruit, chocolate and candy. This beer coats your whole mouth and warms your soul going down. The taste is extremely complex with carmel, malt, nutiness and molasses. A very nice Belgian Strong Ale.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml. bottle. Dark brown with red highlights and a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, dark dried fruits and black licorice. The licorice really comes out in the flavor. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of anise flavored drinks. Bitter dark chocolate, molasses, dried fruits and some sweet spices round out the flavors.
Marko (4348) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle from a shop here in Split
Lovely dark brown colour with a thick, persistent spongy beige head. A pleasant sweetish nose that comes somewhere in between banana and bubblegum with heavier malty notes, spices, orange and a bit of cocoa. Not all that unlike my memory of Jacobite (albeit a bit milder). The taste is, well, classy. Lovely fruitiness, candified orange, notes of chocolate and weak hints of nougat, some weak roastiness and acidity. Warming in the finish. Another great Het Anker beer.
Stefano (1908) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an excellent dark brown with good lacing. Aroma is full with loads of dark fruits. The flavour is sweet caramel with a touch of smoked barley.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the 330 mL bottle from Beertopia. Pours a dark reddish amber with a thick yellow-beige head. Produces an outstanding intricate web of lacing. The flavor is mildly roasted. Tastes of big molasses as well. It is syrupy sweet, not candy sweet. The aroma produces a subtle reminder of Testor’s model car glue. Mostly though, the aroma is fruity pomegranate. Has a very thick palate. The beer coating resides in the mouth for a long time. I think that I get a subtle bit of soy. This is somewhat like fermented pineapple without the acidity. I really like it a lot.
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tulip glass. Dark brown color. Roasted aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol is also detectable. Taste was sweet with hints of nuts and malt.
missdipsy (2) - Leeds, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, warming taste; banana, with hints of coffee, and noticable alcohol. Pleasantly effervescent. First few sips seemed to have a slightly unpleasant aftertaste (especially if you breath through your mouth - was OK with mouth closed!), but this vanished after a few more mouthfuls, and became very nice.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 split three ways. Dark amber in color with a medium to large off white head. Aroma is very fruity, lightly vinous, alot of caramel and light notes of chocolate and alcohol. taste is dark fruit, rich caramel, spices, yeasty and bready. lightly spicy and a touch of alcohol in the finish. Really nice.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pleasant indeed. Fruity with a hint of nuts and pudding. Creamy in the mouth and a lovely lingering finish.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass, dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma was sweet and fruity. the flavor was dominated by sweet malt and spice with a note of raison bread and just a touch of alcohol bite. A wonderful brew. I will try this again.