brigg (474) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, cloudy brown with beige head. Smells of sugar and molasses, chocolate and caramel. Thick, interesting aroma. Hint of alcohol. Very, very sweet Ė perhaps I wasnít in the mood to fully appreciate such a sweet treat, as I tired of it quickly. Tastes of brown sugar, chocolate, caramel. High alcohol content, but hard to tell from taste. At the price I paid for it ($8, 750 ml), it was a steal.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2004. Deep amber colured with a huge off white head. Sweet, vinous fruity aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with notes of roasted malt, caramel, raisins, plums and some yeast. Full bodied. Very nice.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly murky reddish-brown with a beige head. Dark fruits in aroma and flavor. Rich and malty flavor that hides the higher alcohol content. I never would have guessed 11%. Pretty nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004: Very hazy brown. Aroma was sweet and vinous. Flavors of sweet malt, prunes, and brown sugar. Medium to full body. Alcohol well hidden. Could be very dangerous.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Red to brown color. Sweet dark fruit. No alcohol in aroma or flavor. Rich and exquisite. 7/3/8/4/17
2005 750ml bottle. About 3 years old. A very dark dark red pour with spotty white lacing all over the glass. The aroma is pretty tough. I know this beer and I want to like it, but the first thing I smell, and the dominating character is alcohol.
On the other hand, the flavor is a whole nother game. Rich and decadent. Sweet caramel backbone with hints of smoke, figs, sugar, and alcohol. This is an elegant beer, but Iím not rating it based on elegance. Iím rating it based on pleasure, and Iím just not getting that tonight. 5/4/8/4/14
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mid dark in colour...taste is sweet brown sugar, malts, hops and dried fruits like figs...alcohol taste nowhere to be found...I liked the sweetness and full body. Just a great Belgian in every regard.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a medium, beige, frothy head with a cloudy, muddy-water coloured body. The nose is filled with figs, brown sugar and oak barrel. The flavour is very sugary and malted. Its very delicious. Mmmm...
gsteph (320) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004. Deep brown with ruby tints and a good sized frothy tan head and sticky lace. Rich, sweet and malty, currants, plums, touches of port and honey liquor, burning alcohol. This is special stuff. Very rich and full flavor development, very vinous with plums, molasses, raisins, port and cocoa. Warming finish. Great feel...thick and velvety. This is a must have.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy brown, off white head. spicy nose with molasses, dark bread, cocoa and malt. flavour follows and is quie sweet with plummy and dried fruit flavours, but stays balanced. damn tasty
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 It was superb, good in all the fields. BUt since I opened it didnít stop to flow through the neck of the bottle, I didnít like that, but after serving i, it was ok.