Eructoblaster (3607) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark marroon cloudy body with low carbonation and a thick lasting beige foamy head. Nice malty and vineous aroma with plummy, dark cherries and raisin notes. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Taste is rich and complex. Maltyness and fruitiness are accompanied by some subtle yeasty and hoppy hints. It ends with a long and warming bittersweet finish. More than drinkable!
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz white bottle, from the Natural Food store on Sawmill Rd., Columbus, Ohio. Dark amber color with a two-finger, bubbly, dark tan head. Nose is very sweet; malty; light caramel; lightly astrengent from the alcohol fumes; lightly dark fruit and perhaps some molassess; pleasant aroma however slightly nondeScript. Very strong flavor; extremely malty; slightly spicy almost like cinnamon oil; alcohol astringent with some alcohol warmth through the nose; tiny bit of a bitter hop finish; this beer warms my face. Very thick and very creamy; mildly sticky but not cloying. Great beer; a pleasure to enjoy.
PorterPounder (6901) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Green Beverages, Atlanta, Ga. 11.2 fl. oz white painted bottle. Combination of the dark chestnut pour, frothy mocha head, thick lacing, and the painted white bottle earn this one a 5 for appearance. Sweet, molases like aroma with some nutty notes and a hint of chocolate. Delectable flavor, with chocolate, caramel, brandy and molasses all dancing around on the tongue. Excellent, creamy thick mouthfeel. Overall, a winner. Best Belgian I have had in a while.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb...what else can I say? This is one of the best tasting Belgians I’ve had, and I’ve sampled a good number of them.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like your standard quality belgian. Has some sweet malty notes that I really enjoyed. In some parts, the alcohol overpowers the rest of the flavors, which is a little dissapointing. Something about this brew made it seem more drinkable than a lot of other belgians that I have had. I recommend this beer if you intend on drinking a good amount in any particular session.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Smells of manure, malt, food, soy sauce and ox (I was drunk).
I also wrote down something like "Cohukwar" on the aroma notes (!?).
Malty, sweet and bitter.
Deep, dep red. White beige head.
Pretty fizzy, normal thin and sticky.
geno5 (21) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma was of sweet rum and fruit. Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a tall, thick head. Taste of brown sugar and caramel, a thick creamy texture ending with a warm rum-like finish.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice cloudy brown color witha large off white head. Aroma is sweet with nice hint of brown sugar. Flavors is also w\sweet and this beer is thick.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i really liked this one. nose is sweet, malty and just smells like an awesome beer. taste is very sweet, unusual for a belgian strong. almost like drinking candy. an unusual belgian strong that i would recommend to anyone that is wanting to try something that taste different but is not offensive. good brew.
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a very cloudy, murky brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is a winey and thick brown sugar. Flavor is just heavey and very sweet. The alcohol burns your mouth before you can find distinctive flavors. Over all smells great taste....not so much. This is one brew that has way to much alcohol. I was waiting a long time to try this and i must admit im kinda disapointed.