beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad ale nothing special about it. Sweet caramel malty flavor.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 Vinegar and malt nose. Dark brown body with a little head. Malty taste, also raisons and dates. Medium malty aftertaste.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 Dark brown color with a massive off-white head. The aroma was full of yeast, candy sugar, and spiced apples. The flavor had some nice Belgian yeast, sugar, clove, caramel, and apple. Soft carbonated feel. Nice.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice look, decent aroma but thats it. I didnt enjoy this ale at all. The aftertaste had a slight metallic taste which totally turned me off. I barely finished this one.
Pretty sad when a Canadian brewery makes a better tasting Belgian Strong Ale(Maudite).
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick head... nice aroma. Very sweet and rich. Alcohol was a bit noticable. Fuity at times. Really carbonated. What a blast. I enjoyed this one. Dark golden colour.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a thick white head that disappears quite quickly. This is a thick "sticky" beer that clings to the palate. Toffee and chocolate appear in the flavour at first followed by a brown sugar sweetness and alcohol vapours. The mouthfeel may divide some critics.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good head on this rich red ale. It has a very definite alcohol kick on the finish from the sugar. A very tasty beer.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep ruby red with a nice, long lasting tan head. Lightly roasty and mostly chocolate malts. Soft and thick palate - reminded me of a chocolate milkshake! The finish was full of dark sugar and warming alcohol. I liked this very very much.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. Smooth, malty and sweet. I did not notice the high alcohol content. Excellent.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark orange-brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of brown sugar, banana, clove, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Simple but reasonably pleasant aroma. Very sweet, so I can’t drink much, but it has enough booze and bitterness to keep it from being cloying. Has always been one of Steenberge’s least offensive products...very basic but without the off notes and dirty aftertaste that affect a lot of their products.