Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rusty brown with thin, beige head. The aroma is pretty strong. Flavour is quite sweet and malty with some spices and a light hoppy finish. Alcoholís quite strong and prominent. Somewhat harsh aftertaste. Medium bodied. This is a little sweet for my liking and the alcohol could be much more subtle
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 fl oz bottle obtained at Florianís in Auburn as part of a variety 6-pack. Murky brown body with light tan head thatís a couple fingers thick. Smells yeasty, fruity (dates? plums?) and roasty. Tastes roasty, fruity, somewhat chocolatey maybe? Complex and unique certainly. The only dark tripel I know of, so Iím not sure what to compare it to. Rather pleasant and tasty. Good for anyone who like dubbels or maybe stouts.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chesnut brown with a thick head. Malty aroma some alcohol as well, belgian yeast. The flavour follows suit with the aroma. Not a bad belgian strong ale.
Holdwine (1101) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool bottle. I like their commercial description, so Iíll go with that. Iíll add that the one chink is the carbonation, but its intensity doesnít diminish the true enjoyment you get when sipping this puppy. Besides I have always loved dragons....
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy white but shaped like Duvel bottle. Pours a cloudy coffee brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Smells like, well, a Belgian (orchard fruit, rotten malt), but with a bit of caramel. Tastes like a Belgian, again, with a bit of caramel. Doesnít really feel like a Belgian though, thinner and with more carbonation than usual. Aftertaste is like a Belgian too. Am I the only one that is getting tired of plain Jane Belgian beers. I mean they are all well made and good, but man, they are all really starting to taste the same to me. I think I need a Belgian break.
Arayaga2 (1858) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark opaque brown with huge fluffy tan head. Aroma is spicy and slightly sourdough bready. Bit of grape soda in the taste, owing in part to the vigorous carbonation. $3.50/11.2oz
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle - Belgian sampler. Got out my fluted glass for this one. Smells like french toast - nice. Deep mahogany color with tan, persistent head. I taste raisin, cocoa, vanilla, fig, brown sugar, and, of course, alcohol. Mellowed nicely as it warmed, and finished amazingly well. Another great Belgian ale.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown nice flavour great nose mocka toffee had at Joes and also in christmas gift pack at the lcbo
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,75l bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. The aroma is simply fantastic. A fresh citrusy, zesty feeling with some darker tones like plum. The colour is dark brown, with medium head. The taste is absolutely superb, a tingling mix of orange and even some smoke! Wow!
JaegerMonster (13) - Willowbrook, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The good people at Samís said this was a good dessert beer, although itís nowhere near as sweet, or by contrast bitter, as I expected. Nice brown color with a sprightly head, itís hard to figure out all the flavors before the secondary alcohol taste hits. You can tell thereís a lot of tasty things going on in this beer, but maybe if the alcohol content wasnít so high and prevailant it might be easier to track...though that might defeat the purpose. Sort of a hung jury on this one.