Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color w/ a full fresh head that lasts forever. Delicious taste of hops and raisins. A good blend which albeit pleasing was not entirely original.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this beer. For the high alcohol, you don’t notice the taste. Sweet, spicy and a nice fruity flavor. There’s a photo of me having this beer with Jeff, the 7th generation of the family at: http://www.callzia.com/Tours/VanSteenberge/index.h
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2003 Nice heavy beer. If you drink it, don't expect to be able to go out and party afterwards.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cidery apricot aroma hits the ol’ probascis. Head is a marshmallow maker’s wet dream. Flavor is defined by an ultra sweetness ... do they even ad hops to this brew? Almost cloying in sweetness ... still the raisin flavor stimulates memories of blowing a sour note through a small cardboard box. Way too sweet for me. Decent rating stems from originality.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2003 World-class tan foam. Huge nose of rum and plum alongside chocolate, cotton candy, coconut, mustiness, melon, and yeast. Oh so dreamy palate of delicate creaminess. Yet this is a tad bit thinnish. Candied malts and toffee are in the forefront; followed by yeast notes and raisin. Hop whispers blend well. Peppery notes emerge in the long finish. Even with signs of oxidation this remains glorious.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost like a Belgian barley wine. Dark brown. Thick. Big head. Strong alcohol aroma. Malty. Sweet. Some caramel. Very full bodied.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive looking ’stubbie’. Beer pours a deep copper colour with an enormous head. Complex sweet fruity flavour with underlying alcohol that becomes more evident as it warms. Recommended
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber/red, large, pale tan head. Very nice biscuity, malty, toffee aroma. Volatile upon first tasting, too many fusel alcohols. After about 15-20 mins breathing, flavours of chocolate, toffee, banana, whisky, every mouthfull brings a different combination of flavours. The main downfall is in the palate, a bit too thin, with unpleasant alcohol bite on the tongue. A pleasant journey none-the-less.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suprising for a Triple. Normally, the style is not quite as dark. Very sweet malty flavor, almost plum like. As it warmed, alcohol more noticable. White head that lasted for the lengthg of the beer. Impressive.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow this one is big. Milky-toffee aroma. Cherry like look with thick thick head that vanished a bit with time. Rather sweet, a bit too sweet (sweetness hides well alcohol right?). Average, there a re many more better Belgian SAs out there. Thanks Doug for having this one!