ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber colour with a big tan head. Malty and yeasty aroma with a dark fruit sweetness and a light alcohol note. Yeasty and earthy flavor with a dark fruit sweetness and an alcohol finish.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with large off white head. Sweet yeasty and fruity aroma. A dry flavor with notes of caramel, malt, fruit and yeast.
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - APR 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starts great: light caramel nose with molasses tones, walnut-brown color, sticky foamy head. Odde sweet malt taste, however, with a vegetable character. Gritty bitter end. Taste doesn’t match the nose and this went downhill quick in my book. Dissappointing.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice orchard fruit nose. It has some berry flavors tightened up by a winey dryness. All this overlays some considerable caramel. Reminds me a lot of St. Bernardus Prior 8, but a bit more caramel and dryness. Drink at room temperature. Excellent.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is malt, fruit, chocolate, caramel, and citrus. Pours a dark brown. Some orange hilights are noticeable when held to the light. Big off-white head with excellent retention. Very malty. Lots of caramel, fruit, light chocolate, raisin. Finish is lightly acidic. A little warming affect, but no real alcohol flavor.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper brown with a lightly-lacing, light tan head. Rich malty caramel and bready Belgian yeast aroma. Body is sweet and viscous but thins a little toward the finish. Nicely carbonated with mild complexity and balance. A decent Belgian strong.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown with an enormous tan head. Bits of ruby red when backlit. Great lacing. Big malty flavor with dark pitted fruits abundant. The commercial description does this justice. Highly carbonated. Perhaps a touch watery but not terribly so. Pepper, spicey flavors. Aroma is malty, yeasty. Quite decent.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Cloudy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is spicy and peppery. Taste is honey and cloves with an eartiness taste. Not too sweet and nicely carbonated. Medium bodied with some other flavors of chocolate and dried fruits.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish/purplish brow, with an off white lasting head, rich aroma of dark fruits and port wine, flavors are sweet raisin and some chocolate, also cherry, finishes lightly bitter. Excellent
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sherry and Madeira notes with a bit of Butterscotch and molasses. Mocha and raisin notes come in at mid palate. good initial head with some retention. Good apertif or paired with desert.