bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Pours opaque brown color; 2 finger beige head that left some interesting lace; yeast and lots of fruit (too many to pick out) nose; You can tell itís going to be a good one just by the aroma; Taste is incredible; very dark with some caramel and very fruity with only a hint of the alcohol content; Incredibly smooth going down; No bitter backtaste to this at all but a little bit of the alcohol shines through, just enough to know itís there; A very warming feeling afterwards; This is an amazing beer, just watch out for the abv. Itíll take you for a loop! Very cool painted bottle too!
Trankon (4) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - APR 30, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thatís a good choice for being the next beer in your stomach...
Be carefull with the alcohol of this one...
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a slightly cloudy brown/orange with visible carbonation, average head and lacing. aroma of overripe fruit, taste of fruit and caramel with a decent bitter, warming alcohol finish.
legion242 (2316) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn nice. Alcohol well hidden to my headís dismay. Lots of dark fruit, too much to mention. This one is dangerous.
JK (4845) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled; 750. This aroma reminds me of Abbaye Des Rocs Triple Imperiale; sweet and yeasty. Dark brown and a very nice thick off white head. No visible sediment. Some complexity in the flavor, with sweet malt, light carmel and dried fruit. Body is not as heavy as I would like. Alcohol is completely hidddn in the flavor. Overall a good beer but it is rather expensive at $12 for this bottle.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Brouwerís Cafť: Dark ruby, large beige head, very foamy, lacing that is very cloying. † Sweet bready nose, very dark malts, slightly sweet. † Sweet raisiny flavor, malty, bready, smooth and delicious. † Well hidden ABV, warming, but not hot. † Some dark pitted fruit hidden in amongst the heavy breadiness. † Clean, almost nearing the Quad category. † For a "dark brown triple ale" this is very very good. † Bready finish, slight sweetness, definitely malty, with very slight dark pitted fruit flair. † Very enjoyable, better than I remembered. † Recommended on draught vs the bottle. † Yeah, good stuff.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Do dragons wag their tails? Beer pours a hazy, dark red-brown color with a small, frothy, wihite, mostly diminishing head. Swirls of lace on the glass. The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, toasted almonds, cookie and caramel; hoppy with light notes of herbs; yeasty with light notes of basement, trace note of cheese mold; miscellaneous components include moderate notes of brown sugar, spicy alcohol,and light notes of raisin, cognac, cola. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet (in a clean, refined sugar way), moderately bitter and moderately warm with a long, lightly bittersweet, tummy-warming finish. The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - APR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown Triple Ale, full bodied and alcoholic. Tofee and prune in aroma, some citrus.
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (nice paint, btw). Dark brown and ruby pour, thick and pretty beige head. Sweet, fruity aroma with alcohol. Full-bodied and alcoholic, fruity and heavily spicy. Similar to its Van Steenberge cousin, Piraat, though darker and less tropical. Watch out, a couple of bottles of Gulden Draak will have you acting like a viking, too.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not at all what I was expecting from a triple. Cloudy, brown body with a tall tan head. VERY different in both aroma and taste. Loads of malt in the flavor, toffee, some fruit also. Odd flavor that took some getting used to, but once I did, it ejoyed it. The 10.5% alcohol was nice too. The fact that it came in a fully painted bottle rocked, good beer overall.