burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This had a large,frothy head.nice lacing.Aroma was a biting one of fresh grass and oak?The color was a dark brown,approaching black.Great bitter,and deep taste.Rasins,honey,and malt.I have a cold and am plugged up.so my taste is a bit wacked,but I think iím fairly accurate in my description.Will buy again!
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I agree with the other review that said the beer does a very nice job of hiding the alcohol. Very smooth and slightly sweet taste. Good foamy head and amber almost reddish color. Would enjoy again.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle in the variety pack. When I was pouring it out of the bottle it didnít appear as dark as it now looks in the glass. The head was very thick, off white. Sweet, malty, carmelly, I wish my alergies werenít acting up so I could appreciate this one better. I havenít been that impressed with this label. and it appears this one is the best of the lot.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trappist glass. Pours deep burgandy brown with a frothy head. Aroma of toffee, raisinsm and yeast. Taste of dark fruits, bananas, and yeast. Full mouthfeel. Excellent beer, although the aftertaste has a slight metallic taste to it.
YigSvartka (296) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Definitely one of the more interesting beer bottles Iíve encountered. No head. A red wine and wheat scent. Medium, creamy texture. A taste akin to red wine as well. Too sweet for my liking. It seemed as though I was drinking alcoholic juice.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark mahogany with cream colored head. Honey aroma and taste. Slightly carbonated on the palate. The high alcohol was apparent at the end of the sip.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 11.2 oz bottle bought in 2001 in SF. It is a slightly hazy orange-brown color wih only a small head. The aroma is pretty strong with a big belgian yeast combined with a huge dark caramel aroma. The flavor has survived quite well, not too much oxidation but we know it tasted a little different at the brewery when we were there in Sept 2000. The alcohol is there still but it has such a nice candi sugar flavor. Delicious beer. Re-rate: Dec 2009: opened the last bottle I have from 2001-not much carbonation left at all but the flavor is pretty intense with raisins, much like a port. Pretty amazing with that much age on it.
mircoas (295) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gulden Draak is a very good strong beer from belgium. w il drakkar del belgio.
nazbion (295) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown with short-lived beige head. Smells really good, with strong plums, raisins and brown sugar. Taste is a bit dissapointing, alcohol a bit dominant, sweet and light bitter. Medium body and lively carbonation.
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everthing from the nordic artwork on the lable, to the barleywine aromas and flavours are sublime. A truly outstanding brew.