rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep copper bronze, moderate thin white head and good condition. Sweet aromas of chocolate, malt and caramel with some oakiness noticable. Good barley wine notes in the mouth with toffee, caramel, silky chocolate and a slight fruitiness. Carbonation is a little over assertive. Finish is quite short and malty sweet.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color with some orange and yellow hues showing through, something like light ancake syrup. Head is medium thick and khaki color. Smell is delicious, if only all beers could smell this delightful: brown sugar, dark & candied fruits, and a spicy hop bite. Taste isstong and interesting: grapes, raisins, prunes up front with sugar, heavy malt and slight hopping. Lucious aftertaste, coating and sweet. Strong beer. Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep auburn brown colour. Malty and sweet throughout. Seems pretty well made, but just too sweet and sticky for me. Bottled, Antwerp, September 2003.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Conditioned. From BeersOfEurope. BBE Oct 2005. Wood-spice aroma, a bit leathery, some alcohol fumes, oranges - very nice. Soft palate with a creamy texture that thins too quickly. A good fruity flavour with a decent whack of sweetness that never overwhelms. Enjoyable, but perhaps needs a bit of aging to develop more interesting flavours and character.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty as heck, thin, pretty sweet and alcoholic, but saved by some true woodsiness and pepper - otherwise a toffee malt heaven for some.
madsberg (9335) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Huge beige head. Malt, spices, alcahol and light cocoa notes in the aroma. Very mild and smooth flavour. Very pleasant. Malts, fruit and some light roastyness and alcahol is present. Has a great alcaholbitterness in the end. Yummy.
omhper (18346) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear nut brown, rich head. Mild coffee up front. Dry with fine elastic, firm maltiness. Notes of chocolate. Salty, woody finish. Simply beautiful.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very drinkable and enjoyable Belgian Strong Ale that I would definitely recommend to those of you who enjoy this style of beer. It poured a large sized tan head that was very creamy and contained fine-small sized bubbles that lasted for most of the duration of my rating. The body was carbonated, cloudy and the hue was reddish-brown. The nose was malty, caramel notes as well as notes of alcohol at 8% ABV. The flavor consisted of alcohol and caramel and the palate was smooth and medium bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel/malt smell; very dark brown with a thin tan head; very smooth; taste of caramel and alcohol, but the alcohol taste is not at all unpleasant as I've found in others
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew poured a large head of fine to large sized foamy mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent brown colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was a nice caramel malt one with raosted notes and the mouthfeel was very smooth and thick from start to its lingering malt finish. The flavor is very nice with notes of strong sweet dark malt and well hidden alcohol. Very scrumptious and well recommended!