badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a break in the norm during Belgian night. Dark brown/ruby red color with little head. Aroma very malty, toffee, alcohol. Taste increased those along with some bitterness, yeast, bread, and some spice. More pronounced than others I had tasted this night. The mouthfeel was quite thick as well.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had too many strong ales at this point, but if tipsy memory serves...Brown Coloring...ruby/red as well... Head that wonít die...not as bad as delirium though... Iíll go with the plums/raisins...not real bad..but nothing distinctive.
Hugh (161) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark Brown? Amber yellow? You look at these ratings and wonder if the brewery uses the white bottles to hide the fact that they put any old beer in the bottles.Mine looked like Rochefort 10.There the similarity ends. Instead of a full body of properly aged malts, candy sugar is used to affect the body of a matured beer. This is a typical cheap shortcut of the sort found in Kasteelbier and the like which to me is a betrayal of Belgian brewing tradition.
rlgk (12519) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/yellow, with a beige head. Aroma is malty and fruity from pineapples. Maybe some sweet chocolate in it as well. Flavor is strong, malt. Its easy to tell that this is a strong bbeer, even if most of the alcohol is hidden. Maybe it would be better with a little less ABV.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, ruby tinted beer with a huge lasting tan-coloured head. A fantastic maltiness presents itself, with aromas of fresh baked bread, yeast, cookie dough, dark fruit and brown sugar making an appearance. Flavour also shows prominent malt, prunes/plums/raisins, with dark Candi sugar, caramel, brown sugar and a fair bit more bitterness rounding off the sweet malty flavour than many other Belgians Iíve had. As this beer warms, more fruit comes out along with soft milk chocolate and malted milk. Alcohol is well hidden but still gives a nice warming feeling. A first rate beer.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this Belgian Brew, it has a bit of a toffee flavor, but not overpowering, for a Belgian, it went down pretty easy, good, solid flavor, its high abv, but didnít drink like it was so strong. Good beer!
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkamber in color with a yellowish head. Has a little touch of pineapple in aroma. A little to much alcohol for my taste.
bluevegie (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge tan coloured head, that didnít want to go away, on top of a black/dark brown cola coloured body.On the nose I seemed to pick up grains and not much else, let alone the alcohol. I found the taste sweet but pleasant, mainly malt flavours, more of the soft caramel and chocolate, it was medium to full bodied, well balanced with some dryness to clean it up and you donít notice the alcohol. Cheers!
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle...with the labels falling off. WTF? Reddish-brown, a bit hazy. Big head. Sweet, thick mouthfeel, some nice maltiness...toffee, perhaps some chocolate? Dry finish, interesting mouthfeel but something just didnít do it for me (admittedly my rating notes are kind of scant at this point)
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep red flavor and rich wine like smell compliment the thick sweet taste. you can smell the alcohol but the taste is smooth with only a hint of the alcohol.Very Good Beer