redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Am I confused? I expected the Piraat and the Draak to be exactly the opposite in color than they really are. The Draak pours a nice mahoghany color with a slightly off white head. It has a wonderful malty aroma, a blend of sweet caramel and nutty Munich malt, and a nice yeast finish, that reminds me more of a lager than a Belgian ale. The taste is similar to the aroma, malty with some bitterness, and surprisingly no sign of that 10.5% it lists on the label. The body is also good as well not dry as one might expect with a strong Belgian. Overall this is an excellent beer that is highly drinkable, especially for a big beer.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was crisp w/ dark fermented fruit, malts, and a slight roastiness. The flavor was soury fermented fruit w/ a malty sweetness and a slight roastiness. The beer poured a deep brownish red color w/ red hues; thin lasting head and lacing.
The mouthfeel was creamy, well-rounded and a medium body.
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A fine dark colour, head good & creamy but not as thick as I expected. Fantastic complex nose, I dont know where to start, itís very rich and malty slightly hoppy but as it says in the description it is predominantly toffee/malt. Amazing big palate, bursting with rich sweet malt flavours,alcohol is noticable but not overwhelming, excellent beer, with a superb long finish. Present from Amsterdam.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle: Ahhh, another one of those beers I have had many, many times in my life but just now got around to rating...Pours a muddy brown with a small but lasting frothy tan head and very good lace. The aroma has major notes of belgian candi sugar, pumpernickel bread, dried raisin and pear, floral and aromatic pipe tobacco esters, a touch of wood and pepper. The taste starts sweet but is never cloy or seem unbalanced. A nice dose of fruits and spice clean the palate. A underline sublime hop bitterness runs thoughout and a ending of lingering toffee lasts forever. The feel is quite unique, heavy and rich yet the spicy and crisp bite provides a refreshing nature countering itís high ABV. IMO, this has always been one the worldís underrated brews, nothing tonight change my mind. Enjoy this for an hour. Let it open up and warm to you and see what I mean.
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - FEB 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2005 has a sweet rich body and is very drinkable given its alcohol strengh. it has nice aroma and flavor, fruity and malty body. a very decent bottle.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ferociously rich and effortlessly drinkable Belgian triple. It poured a muddy brown colour with a thick, lasting head. The nose is delicate for the 10.5% abv. Raisiny notes - perhaps plums soaked in dark rum. Big creamy body and thickly alcoholic. Lots of sweet malt - molasses and raisins, toffee. Long warming finish. Goodness, this slides down easily. A great triple. (Bottle)
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a rich brown color, nice creamy head. Full bodied. Malt toffee-like sweetness, & a hoppy accent Itís just way too sweet. Could almost pass as a liqueur. If it was thicker it would make a great frosting, but that would probably be kind of gross. Maybe on coffee cake or banana bread. I donít know.
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark malty sugary sweet. Great looking. stong tasting. canít believe Iíve never had this. Would love to get it again. (even Age it)
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy brown with a nice creamy head that lasts and sheets the side of the glass. Very fruity aroma of over ripe pears and banannas, cinnamon and clove. Slightly sweet body. Caramel malt. Fairly creamy body. Not bad.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish -maroon in color under a huge fluffy light tan head whch dissapates quickly to a thin whispy layer. Immense luscious sweet aromas of raisin, fig, toffee, caramel, yeast and crystal malts. Although plenty of heftiness in aroma and flavor the mouthfeel seems a bit thin and spritzy. Flavors emerge of ripe and dark fruit, brown sugar and dark caramel. Alcohol definitely makes its presence and is quite warming and welcome on this windy 45 degree Florida Sunday afternoon. Late palate and long finish reveals an oaky, herbal presence with some background hoppiness which nicely balances out this ales dominant sweetness. A very enjoyable and complex Triple.