sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle this beer appears a nice dark brown with gentle clouds creamy light with a nice thick head to match. The aroma is malty banana bread with hints of the big ABV. Flavor is peppery sweet with some estery accents following and coating the mouth with some belgian yummies. A fairly full mouthfeel with a balanced amount of fizz. Belgian beers never disappoint.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Beer of Belgium Gift pack 6of6. Poured dark, clear deep reddish brown with a huge tightly foamy-cramy lasting tan head. Aroma of alcohol, bready yeast, caramel roast malt, pepper, cloves, fruits, perhaps a hint of licorice and chocolate - very nice strong dark belgian, not outstanding. Taste continues the promise of the aroma, spicy, like an alcoholic chocolate Quality Street candy, some fruit - mouthfeel almost fizzy, definitely alcoholic and candyish. A real ear-warmer, best of the box, solid commercial strong belgian.
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.. ..Light malt aroma with hints of toffee. Yeasty esters... ...Rocky tan head. Hazy reddish-brown. Champagne-like bubbles add to head volume after a minute or 2. Really cool looking in a belgain ale glass... ...sweet finish, spicy middle, complex end. Some odd tinny notes. Roasty.... ...med-heavy body, carbonated, prickly, but mouth coating after a while... ...A spicy Belgian brown ale. Lots of malt in the start, with a spicy finish. The alcohol is noticeable. Good stuff
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown and red color, medium hazy appearance. Big beige head. Spices, licorice, strong sweetness with brown sugar in aroma. Mild alcohol and roasted tones in aroma too. Near full bodied. Strong sweetness in flavor, licorice, anis, medium and warming alcohol in the end. Aftertaste is long with alcohol, some spices and licorice. Excellent brew!
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, very quickly dissapearing head. Not much in the way of an aroma, sweet highly malty taste.
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Strong and tasty. Thick in taste, rich in flavor. Pours dark brown. Aromas of caramel and cherry. Nice creamy head.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big stuff. Real good. Gorgeous carbonation of a brew. I love what the Belgians can do with malt and yeast and tiny bubbles. Warming afterglow on flavors of tofee with a hint of citrus. Almost wine-like strength with slight (very slight) tartness. DO NOT DRINK COLD.
Amator (29) - USA - NOV 26, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite belgian dark ale. I have yet to introduce a person to Gulden Draak who doesn’t immediately exclaim, "That’s one of the best beers I’ve ever had." Yes, I know. :)
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Reddish brown colour with a nice beige head. Nice sweet complex aroma, also sweet complex flavour with hints of dried fruit. Ends up a little alcoholic but overall a great tastful beer.
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottel
Color - Red/Brown
Head - Light beige
Aroma - sweet
Flavor - Sweet
Good special beer, good taste