21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have never before had a brew that was aged in a cave, thats kinda cool. Lake bottom sludge brown, with a head that looks like that foamy crap that flows in parts of a lake. Tastes somewhat like trail mix and maybe even a nice piece of 7 grain toast.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A orange-brown color with a nice tan head. A little metallic in the aroma with some alcohol. Some citrus and fruit in the flavor. Maybe some banana peel. For sure some oak flavors.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like fresh baked brown bread. Nice rich bruin color. Malty textures mixed with darker fruits. Very nice.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with a decent tan head.Nose is full of fresh baked bread.Flavor is all dark over ripe fruit.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Bottled. Dark, brown colour. Nice white head. The aroma reminds me of some kind of fruit, but I can’t remember which one. A sweet aroma, one I never perceived before. This is also one of the few beers which when you drink it, you always perceive the aroma again. (Like Girardin) Yeasty, caramel flavour. Sticky and sweet in the aftertaste. An extra-ordinary beer.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 22, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2003 This is a very particular beer and probably the one with the strangest fruity flavour I've ever tried. Brown colour, good head, quite creamy. Apple and banana in the aroma. The flavour is very fruity, too much sweet. Strong traces of banana and kiwi in the aftertaste. Tasty, but unbalanced.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2003 Tastes rather like a Flanders Red - lots of blood and guts. High carbonation eventually dies down to a pleasant, though not outstanding brew. I had mine too young, and it tasted a little unbalanced. [3.1]
Re-rate. Drunk at the Ramsgate Brewery. Malty sweet dark beer, Belgian in character. Very pleasant without being complex. Clove, butter, spiced bread tones.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Smells and tastes like a fruit cake with about the same amount of complex flavors: nutmeg, cinnamon and raisins atop a this malty body. Heavy texture and a big taste. This has a nice warming effect. RERATE: Gave more points to the nose and overall
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 re-rate, brewed by St. Bernardus: What a difference! Strong vanilla and some banana aroma. Brown color, off-white head, good lace. Smooth, light sweet, vanilla, caramel, hint of banana as well. Long lasting vanilla finish with a little bitterness in the very end. 2/11/02, 3.5, brewed by Desmedt:Toffee and light spices aroma. Brown, off-white frothy and lasting head. Nice lacing. Sweet, light pepper, fruity. Some cabonation taste. Long finish with in the end a bit alcohol burn.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2005 First rating 3.3:Malty and barley like, almost like a fruitcake. Dark red color. RERATE 2.9: Lemonade nose, like Waldmeister. Rocky head. Fast diminishing caramel flavor, thin and disappointing. And RERATE again.