tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cL. Pours a rusty brown with thin, beige head. The aroma is pretty strong and bears quite a bit of toffee, along with raisin bread, some organic leafy notes, and general malt. The flavor is also quite strong. It’s rather tart, especially at first. Then the toffee comes back in with a great deal of raisin/caramel sweetness. The hops become more apparent in the finish, with a faint leafy bitterness sticking to the back of the throat. There’s a touch of alcohol in the finish, too. The toffee lingers in the mouth for quite some time. Pretty good.
LadySusan (721) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very good example of Belgian beer. Its dark amber color and the spicy taste is typical of this kind of beer, but the alcohol % is not that noticeable. I liked the fruity taste is good and the after taste last a long time.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a massive foamy off-white head. Aroma of sugary yeast, caramel malt, some fruit and alcohol. Flavour is quite sweet and malty with some spices and a light hoppy finish. Alcohol’s quite strong and prominent. Somewhat harsh aftertaste. Medium bodied. This is a little sweet for my liking and the alcohol could be much more subtle -- just O.K.
Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours nice black with nice offwhite creamyhead, and moderate carbonation. Fruity bananna like aroma with hints of alcohol. Tastes farily sweet with good balance, with full body. defenatly a sipping beer.
tricpimp (7) - USA - MAR 24, 2006 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2006 Heavy body, thick headed. from looks of the bottle, expected a golden. notes of cloves, licorice. a good brew o enjoy alone!?!
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from a 750ml. pours brown with a white head. fruity banana aroma with some spice yeast and qute a bit of alcohol. very sweet flavor with some spice. full bodied but a bit fizzy. long sweet spicy finish. decent beer. i will have to try this one again.
TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color, candy sugar, caramel hit the nose instantly. A little deeper reveals spicies. The mouth starts sweet. WOW, a lot going on, milk chocolate, alcohol, dark cherries, anise, oranges, bananas, toffee, a bit of burnt raisins, with hop balance. Really complex. Syrupy. Warming, inviting complex finish, chocolatey, earthy, woody finish. I cant belive it took me so long to try this.
Only, complaint is too sweet (which is saying alot coming from me). One bottle is plenty
xjaja (14) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Voimakkaan makuinen todella hyvä olut. Kannattaa maistaa.
Maku on voimakkaan aromikas. Joskin vähän hedelmäinen.
stabatrehab (6) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Pavlov’s pop of the cork and it’s Fernando’s "You look marvelous"! Ruby and as dark as I have seen a Belgian. Now the divorce papers...
AL-KA-HOL...way upfront and throughout. Dark fruit,bread,toffee,slight mineral to a lil bit of a sticky finish. Give them a couple of tenths for accurate description. A must try again.
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours medium amber with light creamy head. sweet aroma. malty and slightly yeasty (if it was blind, i’d know it was a belgian is what i mean). nice and bubbly and has a lingering sweetness to it.