Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is all toffee, malt & alcohol. Head poures reasonable size then diminishes to a smaller size but remains their with bigger bubbles. Dark murky brown that only lets the light through at the bottom of the trappist glass. Beautiful creaminess in the head gives way to a slightly roasty toffee and malt with just the tiniest bit of bitterness with just the smallest bit of alcohol warmthness showing through. Though this beer is highly carbonated it has massive body. I think I have found yet another favourite in the belgian beers.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer, which is practically my namesake, will always have the distinction in my mind of making me throw up in TWO hostel shower stalls. Then again, it's probably because I had two of them, plus another seven strong beers, in one hazy night in Bruges. Thick, oily, cloudy copper appearance with an amazing head and palate. The sweetness becomes gross after awhile. Smells a bit like cobwebs and cookie dough, flavour is malt, honey, alcohol, nutmeg and herbs. Not as impressed as I was in the past.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Cool bottle. Why aren't there more brewerys using opaque white bottles? Alcohol apparent, some toffee, malty notes. A big beer for sure.
smoosh (533) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: malty in the aroma and flavor. Nice cloudy brown appearance. Very nice palate - thick! When the mood is right I really enjoy a sweet, malty beer like this one and I will remember this one.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark brown color that will let practically no light through. I don't know if I've seen a brown beer that is so opaque. Aroma is sweet caramel. Tasty sweet malts and nut with just the slightest bit of alcohol flavor. Finish is dry. Overall an excellent beer. If you are in the mood for something sweet I highly reccomend this.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Dark brown colour, totally opaque with off-white lasting head. Aroma has a very sweet with a strong alcohol presence. Aroma has hint of toffee with slightly sour notes. Quite alot going on in the aroma. Flavor starts off sweet with strong malty sweetness, finishes with a slight alcohol feeling. Very little hop balances, all sweetness and alcohol. Very warming.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty & sweet. A bit of sour milk but pleasant. Cherry sweet, toffee. Light hops. Dark copper-brown clear with small lacing off-white head. Soft carb in medium watery body. Malty up front with bitterness. Smoothness. Light fruity notes. Finish is light bitter & nutty.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark brown color with a thin, white head. The aroma is sweet and yeasty. Apple, orange, honey, raisin, and some alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet, cloyingly (sp?) so. Fruity sweetness with yeasty bread and alcohol to balance. This didn't really do it for me. A dark, yeasty, overly sweet triple. Not again, thanks.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2003 This beer rocks!
A beautiful, crystal clear mohogany ale with a small, well-tanned, everlasting head.
The nose is of milk chocolate, caramel, raisins and cooked apples w/ spice.
The flavor is so malty and alcohol-rich. Dark fruits, caramel and alcohol.
Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
The finish is basically dry and of warm, soothing alcohol. World Class Brew!
imdownthepub (9201) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, filtered. Dark reddish beer with chunky head. A fruity deeply intricate beer, lots af plum and bramble with a good nosey alcohol kick. A little too sweet on the finish with lots of caramel.