burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a really interesting and tasty beer. despite the high alcohol content it still has a very high drinkability. though it seems i always enjoy drinking beers with high alcohol contents...
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 A beautiful coppery colour when poured. The nose is a rich toffee and sticky date pudding. The mouthfeel is huuuuge, clearly because of the ABV, but it has an amazing ability not to be too cloying. The hop presence is not immediate but it has a distinct dryness on the back palate. The head subsides reasonably quickly, and probably because of the alcohol it is too heavy to actually lace. Rather it keeps a thin creamy sheen. Thanks to Aaron at Camperdown cellars, I agree, it is a marvellous beer.
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey, apples raisins and the usual belgian background.
Red brown, creamy head.
Sweet malt, apples, citrus, but the flavors lack balance - the front of the mouth promisses a lot which the back does not hold.
The strength gives it a seemingly full body. Nice nightcap.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Nice beige head. Red- brown body. Aroma; malty, fruity(apple), honey, alcohol. Taste; sweet with warming alcohol that sometimes seems too dominant. Yummy.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Garnet brown. Pillowy, fluffy, long-lasting head leaves sheets of lace. Soft, fruity nose--notes of caramel and mellon. A sharply carbonated bite up front mellows a bit as the beer progresses but the carbonation remains quite feisty. Very sweet with loads of candi sugar. Hops assert themselves in the finish along with a well-hidden but warming alcohol presence. One of my favorite Belgians.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very sweet ale, too sweet for my taste. Thick beer and very yeasty. Was not overly impressed.
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2003 Jesus christ, this is thick, I would like to try it again and re-rate it when I can.
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overwhelmingly wonderful at first, just plain overwhelming at the finish. Lovely syrupy brown head on a thick, sweet liquid that leaves an almost fiery aftertaste. An ultra-high alchohol content threatens to overpower, but is conquered by the sheer quality of the beer. An uncompromising ale, indeed.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly good, not my fave Belgian Strong, but good. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel with an almost cloyingly sweet finish. I sense chocolate, apples and bread.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark cherry brown, strong foaming head. Big aroma but far too sweet. Tastes even sweeter then it smells. This takes the sytle beyound my needs. The beers just has too much over everything to be sensibly enjoyed.