tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown color with a quickly receding head-good lacing though.All I can say is wow! Sweet but not overly so. Fruity, malty, some butterscotch and toffee as well. Packs quite a punch at 10.5 ABV. Excellent.
MiP (14001) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Sweet peppery flavour. Pruney, dried fruit notes. Warming alcohol aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Cloudy, amber pour. Clingy, lasting head. Very rich, fizzy, and thick mouthfeel. Complex aroma. Flavor is almost all yeast, some fruit, spice, and maybe some wood. Not overly sweet as I was expecting. Alcohol is well disguised and the sweetness comes mostly in the finish. This beer must be sipped.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely an exception as far as style goes, very interesting hints of dark fruit, nice sweetness, complex flavor throughout, spice, fruit, oak, alcohol is present but not overwhelming as i would expect
larsga (6500) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big offwhite head; hazy dark brown body. Dense, bready, yeasty aroma with strong spice and wood notes. Sweet, with alcohol notes. Deep, intensely sweet, broad-bodied spice and smoky wood taste. Very complex, yet harmonic. Considerable alcohol heat. Dry, spicy wooden aftertaste. Bitterness lingers in the mouth. A great beer. (0.3l bottle.)
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich pickled peach aroma with toffee- lots of fruitiness, vinegar, yeast. Distinctive bottle, cloudy dark brown beer with light tan head. Acidic, orange zest flavors, alcohol-woody bitter, moderately sweet, sourish. Fizzy, medium-heavy body. FInishes off with vanilla and cereal in the high palate. Bittersweet on the lips. The aroma I really liked, the flavor had to grow on you. By the time that you shift into third gear, it’s tasty.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark murky brown color –nice thick tan head , small bubbles – nose of caramel , cereal , yeast , orange peel , floral , vanilla , honey , and alcohol – tastes of caramel , mocha , yeast , honey , and sour red cherries – palate is creamy and light - aftertaste caramel , cereal , honey and acidic
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark cloudy brown with a thick bodied head.Aroma was sweet with bread and dark fruit as well as some caramel.Taste was full with the same sweet tones and finished well with a bite that was very pleasant.
tennisjoel (1194) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
All white bottle. This must do a great job for cellaring as it would keep the light out well. Dark crimson red body beneath a puffy off white head. Lacing covers the snifter I poured it in. Pleasing aromas of dark fruit. Fig, Dates, cherries along with caramel toffee. The taste is good, although this is slightly overcarbonated and that takes away from the elegant flavor. Still, a joy to drink and this has to be the favorite in the 6 pack belgian sample I purchased from Brouwerij Van Steenberge.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby, with a thin white head. Aroma quite complex, fruity, slightly sherberty, strong alcohol. Malty. Very alcoholic in the taste, fruity. Black Forest Gateau almost. Sweet in the mouth, malty lasting palate. Good, if too rich.