Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely an exception as far as style goes, very interesting hints of dark fruit, nice sweetness, complex flavor throughout, spice, fruit, oak, alcohol is present but not overwhelming as i would expect
larsga (7155) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big offwhite head; hazy dark brown body. Dense, bready, yeasty aroma with strong spice and wood notes. Sweet, with alcohol notes. Deep, intensely sweet, broad-bodied spice and smoky wood taste. Very complex, yet harmonic. Considerable alcohol heat. Dry, spicy wooden aftertaste. Bitterness lingers in the mouth. A great beer. (0.3l bottle.)
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich pickled peach aroma with toffee- lots of fruitiness, vinegar, yeast. Distinctive bottle, cloudy dark brown beer with light tan head. Acidic, orange zest flavors, alcohol-woody bitter, moderately sweet, sourish. Fizzy, medium-heavy body. FInishes off with vanilla and cereal in the high palate. Bittersweet on the lips. The aroma I really liked, the flavor had to grow on you. By the time that you shift into third gear, it’s tasty.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark murky brown color –nice thick tan head , small bubbles – nose of caramel , cereal , yeast , orange peel , floral , vanilla , honey , and alcohol – tastes of caramel , mocha , yeast , honey , and sour red cherries – palate is creamy and light - aftertaste caramel , cereal , honey and acidic
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark cloudy brown with a thick bodied head.Aroma was sweet with bread and dark fruit as well as some caramel.Taste was full with the same sweet tones and finished well with a bite that was very pleasant.
tennisjoel (1323) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
All white bottle. This must do a great job for cellaring as it would keep the light out well. Dark crimson red body beneath a puffy off white head. Lacing covers the snifter I poured it in. Pleasing aromas of dark fruit. Fig, Dates, cherries along with caramel toffee. The taste is good, although this is slightly overcarbonated and that takes away from the elegant flavor. Still, a joy to drink and this has to be the favorite in the 6 pack belgian sample I purchased from Brouwerij Van Steenberge.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby, with a thin white head. Aroma quite complex, fruity, slightly sherberty, strong alcohol. Malty. Very alcoholic in the taste, fruity. Black Forest Gateau almost. Sweet in the mouth, malty lasting palate. Good, if too rich.
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aromas are dark fruit, malt, spice, and toffee. Flavors are sweet malt, dark fruit, toffee, and spice. Body is heavy. A sweet treat.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 330 ml bottle-Pours a Brownish red w/a moderate tan head. Lots of lacing, lasted through the beer. Great fresh Belgain aroma. Sweet mellow malty flavor w/just the right touch of hops. Spicey, roasted, toffee, cherry fruit taste. Very complex. Long aftertaste w/just the right touch of bitterness. Very good Belgiun which packs a punch!!
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - SEP 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong ale, lots of alcohol present. Aroma and flavors are spicey with tons of cherries with sweet malts. A bit too fizzy and slightly metalic, but otherwise very rich and flavorful, medium body with mild hops in the finish.