Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought this at a ratty liquor store that has zero turnover. This beer has to be at least a year old. Possibly a few. I bought it because it was in this inpenetrable white glass. Needless to say I was scared. It doesnít smell or taste like itís spoiled. It doesnít taste like itís benefitted from any aging. Overwhelming scent and flavor of alcohol. Pours out opaque light brown with mostly diminishing head. There is a slight oak flavor, and a little belgian yeast. Finish is long lasting alcohol. Quite possible one of the worst BSAís Iíve ever had. Not sure about my feelings on the shape of the bottle. I definitely couldnít think a more generic and cheap looking graphics. I think I spent almost $5 on this little bottle. Gayyyy.
AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark in colour, sweet aroma with a smooth lite taste. Got it from the tap with a good amount of head that stuck around for a while. It had a real nice kick to it and left a subtle taste of alcohol, which is nice.
Mumpu (46) - USA - JAN 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong carbonation, odd start with hints of malt sweetness, restrained hops, prominent alcohol finish with spicy overtones that feel out of place.
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Excellent belgian ale. Very representative of a dark, sweet ale. Thick lasting head was very appealing, as was the dark brown color. Flavor was strong alcohol, with a great sugary sweet taste. Perfect carbonation really helped this beer to excel.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at the Sharp Edge for $4...pretty good buy. A dark rich brown color with a huge mocha colored head. I couldnít smell it very well because of the smoke in the bar. Taste was actually very malty and had a lot of sour fruit notes in it. IT also had some sweet caramel flavors going to it. It was very thick and smooth...remarkably easy to drink.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, hazy orangish-brown pour with a creamy full tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas with a touch of hoppiness. Full flavor with a strong alcohol presence that is welcomed in this particular instance. Finish is a little harsh at first, but a spicy raisin residue at the end is most enjoyable.
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Re-Rate:
Pours a hazy dark brown/crimson color with a big beige and rocky head that diminishes very slowly and leaves a wonderful lacing and film.
Aroma is malty and yeasty with some alcoholic kick. It shows notes of vanilla and ripe fruits like apricots, peaches, strawberries and banana. There are also hints of caramel, molasses and brown sugar. Really delightful!.
Flavor is strong and sweet, being a mixture of a Quadrupel and a Tripel. Very fruity and sugary with touches of vanilla, banana, brown sugar, milk and caramel.
At times itís a little cloying. Maybe it would benefit from aging. Spices come out nicely.
Thick rounded body with a smooth silky texture. Carbonation is rather low. Long alcoholic and sticky finish. Sweet and pleasant aftertaste. A rich and complex beer.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl. Dark brown beer, nicely carbonated with a beautiful tan head that lasts long. Aroma of caramel, malt and alcohol, almost like a whisky. Very strong alcohol flavour but everything very well balanced with the other flavours such as malt, spices and raisins. I enjoyed this one a lot.
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very spicy aroma, with cappers and citrics mixed with coffee and toasted touches, and soft alcohol. It has a full body with a nice dark caramel color. The head is beige, large and long-lasting.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1.14.06 A pretty bitchiní Belgian brew. Itís good to have a solid Belgian strong now and then . How do they live? Brownish, white head. Spices and sweetness dominate the flava.