rocbyter (2067) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and tangy malt aroma. Dark brown color with a large off white head. Starts off slightly sweet. Alcohol is mildy noticable. Finishes smooth and creamy.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Side note - one of the coolest bottles ever! Opaque reddish brown color, foamy tan head. Bubbles impssible to see through the haze. Maple, raison, bananna, and rum aroma. A sweet potent smell. Contrasting palate thats bubbly but at the same time heavy. Sharp fruit and hot alcohol flavor . Lack of hops notices makes this a very sweet taste. At 10.5% it is one of the stronger beers availible, but unlike artful blends like Piraat by the same brewer, this beer doesn’t mask it power gracefully, liking it to a cheap fortified malt liquor.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml- Pours a nice deep orange-red with a big soapy,lacing head that lasts. Malty sweetness with a bit of woodiness with tastes of the same. Mild hoppiness.Solid beer.
Dacrza (800) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle after a good day of work...thin, transparent body with a reddish-brown hue in a Chimay glass...a citrus (grapefruit?) aroma...smooth back-of-mouth malt/hop balance. The effects of the alcohol grow slowly, warming yet heightening the sensesa pleasat digestif, indeed....
maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet, dark brew. Highly alcoholic, but that is part of the taste. The alcohol is well masked, but what does come through contributes to the body. A very good brew, although drinking more than one in a sitting might prove difficult.
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown red colour ... big foam head ... Rich soft malt nose ... Malt with little spirit mouth feel ... hints of coffe and liquorish.
garthicus (2889) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Cloudy rouge colour, fluffy head with an alcohol aroma tainted with fruit and hops, there is an alcohol hit on the tongue with a fruity and brandy aftertaste, nice beer, strong, so drink sparingly ;-)
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma allergies ect... Dark brown with a Duvel esque head. Almost opaque and few bubbles. Semi-sweet chocolate taste. Alittle too sweet but not undrinkable. And the nice smooth chocolate taste more than makes up for it (putting it well above average). Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Good good brew.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly smooth drinking. Subtle sweetness with the flavor of dates. Very nice.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Dark brown pour with good sized head and good lacing. Strong aroma of raisins, malts, and spice. Flavor has more brown sugar and toffee. Hints of chocolate and some deep fruity notes. Very well hidden alcohol. Great mouthfeel.