jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near burgundy in color with an impressive tan head. Complex aromas filled with fruits and spices and a splash of yeast. Flavor profile sets it more along the lines of an Abbey Dubbel with black currants and pepper dominating the tastebuds. A wonderful treat from ’Da Man From Phoenix’.
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby-brown colour, generous head. Pleasant fruity and malt aroma. Dryish, maybe too much carbonation; nice malt and a hint of liquorice; pretty alcoholic finish. Ordinary palate, enough bitter but not enough aromatic.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2003 Second Rate 9 July 2003 Aroma is less fruit and more liquorice, Worcestershire sauce and lambicy yeast than previous. More alcoholic that first rate. Maybe this beer does not travel all that well.<P>
First Rate 16 June 2002: 3.8 Murky, faint purple-ish ruby brown colour, with huge rocky lasting tan head - some lacing. Nice tropical fruits (pineapple and pawpaw?), caramel malt, and cured meat yeast with a faint whiff of old mouldy cellar on the end of the nasal drag . Medium yeasty body with surprising lighter flavours compared to the depth and complexity of the aromas. Light bitter start , spritzigy fruity sweeter middle and medium length pleasant dry finish. A very nice beer indeed. Gusler suggest aging and I agree!
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit fruity taste, sweetness. Very mild indeed, easy drinkable.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity aroma. Great dark colour. Sweet and mild taste.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 The beer pours from the 750ml corked bottle with a rich and full sound, the color a lightly hazed deep orange tinted copper, the head is brontosaurian in size, the texture semi creamy and the color a beauteous light tan with the lace a firm sheet to conceal the glass. The aroma of black walnuts, lightly sweet with a bit of plums and a hit of cinnamon, fresh and citrus crisp, start is slightly sweet with a thin malt profile, the top is middling in its feel, the finish is stingingly acidic, hops are basal, but spicy enough to make me notice, aftertaste vinous, dry and long lasting. I was expecting a bit more from this beer than it gave me, nonetheless a decent drinking beer, but certainly not anything to get excited about.
Stijn Cuylle99 (37) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful beer and a surpising taste. Fruity and not too bitter.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - APR 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very beautiful dark coloured beer with a surprisingly mild and fruity taste.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber color. Huge carbonation in the mouthfeel. Nice maltiness, with little to no hoppiness.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried it for the first time this past w/e @ a Belgian beer fest. Loved it!