Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My favorite so far of Van Eecke, nice Dark fruits, very clean on the palate, herby, not overly sweet, good brew.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick doughy head adorns the murky russet body. Plentiful lacy tatters. Fruity (blueberries, currants, dried cherries, apricot preserves, molasses, resiney juniper), chocolate, musky, taffy, and rummy aromas. Smooth malt flavor boasts black licorice, tootsie rolls, caramel, persimmon, and a cornucopia of spices, herbs, and additional exotic fruits. Fantastic complexity! Palate is vaguely syrupy at first, then lightly tannic with tongue-numbing ethanol. Herbal, tangy, truffly, nutty, and brandy aftertaste; the only flaw is a distracting metallic edge. Nirvana!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Amber colour with a nice head. Aroma of yeast and spice. Sweet flavour of spice, dried fruit and notes of roasted malt. Starts up nice but have a unpleasant finish.
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy amount od sediment seen in the dense looking ale. Thick foamy film that breaks down to nothing. Aroma is typical of the usual yeast and spice suspects. Carbonation has gone a bi flat but still remains under my attention. Flavor has faint notes of caramel and spicy yeast. Alcohol content is masked well, although, i still find this a boring ale.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Courtesy of Harrisoni. A dark brown beer with a pleasant tan coloured head. The aroma is quite thin although a little sweet licquorice comes through. The taste is malty with raisin fruits, but also a little spicy and medicinal. Quite complex really but I’m not sure everything actually works.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a murky brown body with an average-sized creamy beige head. Aroma of raisins, plums, dates, maple syrup, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of malt and dark fruits.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle, snifter. Rudy maroon hue with medium sized particles. Tall, frothy light-tan head is quickly diminishing. Huge aroma of chocolate chip cookies and raisin oatmeal cookies. Notes of plums, currants, almonds, vanilla and brown sugar. Trace of vinous qualities. Very fruity and malt-sugar sweet up front. Finishes much the same with a bit more acidity and a cardboard like oxidation. (bbe 08/2007) The finish is also rather weak and watery with a distinct alcohol note. Medium-full bodied, watery texture, lively carbonation.
shrubber85 (10243) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A dried cherry and musty malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown color with slight head. Slight sweet orange and cherry flavor - slight chocolate with a bitter hips finish. There is a strong metallic flavor if very cold. Pretty weak for the style but tastes okay.
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of spices with notes of yeast and dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of dried fruits and fruits with hoppy notes.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice one, not great(bit watered down version of rochefort8). aroma: resin, fruity, malt, brown candy, bit roasted, chocolat. taste: sweet, bitterish, resinous, candy, dark fruits, molasses and malt. finish: long bitterish, fruity and a bit salty. full body, soft texture. nice!