rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Brown with a rich head. Porter-like aroma dominated by prune with notes of overripe apples. Rich spicy flavor of prune. Dry metallic ending.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very prominent copper/blood finish. Dracula would like this. Me, I'm not very impressed with this brewery, but apparently Michael Jackson is because he keeps sending it to me.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As it sets in my triple glass a transpicuous deep amber to mahogany color, the head skeletal and what was there evaporated quite quickly, color a light tan, the lace is marginal at best. Nose heavy malt sweetness, hints of plums, crisp and clean with the start sweet and loaded with malt, top is middling. Finish has a pleasant acidity, the hops pertinent to the style, dry lingering aftertaste, not sure I care much for this beer, maybe another sample in a couple of weeks might change my mind, average at best.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big head, nice bronze color. Aroma is malt and alcohol, with some fruity notes. Palate seems thin for 6%! Flavor is malt, alcohol and candy sugar. Nice balance. Alcohol bites a bit in the tail.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK, nice looking brown body with a pretty head. Sweet taste right off the bat followed by some citrus. Coppery metallic flavor tends to subtract from the overall experience, thought. Good mouthfeel. My label says 6%, not 6.5....what's up with that?
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blurry copper body, very big head, citrus fruits and spices in the aroma. Hey, the head got bigger... Quite sweet taste, honeyish, a bit of alcohol, some dark fruits and still the same darn metallic aftertaste I found in the ABT. Grrrrr...
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of dark fruit and yeast. Color is a dark hazy brown. Poured from a bottle, lots of sediment. Taste is like a lightly spiced brown ale. Good middle of the road carbonation. Soft on the palate with a dry finish.
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Very strong vanille aroma, sweet, caramel/malty. Cloudy dark brown colour, lasting head. Sweet malty, well balanced caramel malty flavour. Smooth palate. Much like an english ale. Very decent brew!
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
!My label says 6.0%!
Orange-brown, hazy. Abundant, yellow, very irregular head, collapsing. Nose gives caramel-malt, biscuits, sweet, candi-sugar, honey, leather. Hint of bitterness immediately overwhelmed by very sweet taste, acquiring a liquorice-character, not outspoken. Tastes a bit artificially sweet, precarious balance. Carbonation seems to have been knocked out by pouring. Medium-thick mouthfeel. it seems to point at better - to the Prior of the same range, perhaps?
Hansen (6480) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the flavor of Van Eecke's brew. It has a special flavor, perhaps from the hops? It is not metallic, but something I can't describe, try it. The pater is sweeter than the others.