skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, cloudy beer, with a great head, nice appearance. Sweet aroma. Taste is a little spicy, a little sweet. Sweet dying aftertaste. Quite okay.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2002
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It seems as if this beer is some sort of sirop, in all kind of ways. This is not a beer that drinks very pleasantly.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 Amber with a big head. Sweet slightly malty, liquorice, spicy, fruity aroma. Medecinal, spicy and liquorice taste. Medium bitterness. Spicy, orange, bitter, dry aftertaste.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 Nose is quite Belgian. Yeasty, with some sweet malts,some spicy clove and citrus also noticed. At first its sweetish (malt, candy sugar), but then dries out towards the end with some peppery alcohol. It has flavour, but somehow, it just appears a little one dimensional to me. Not bad though, 8.8% is hidden quite well too.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, nice head. Aroma is overwhelming, but the taste doesnt live up to the promise. Sweet fruity taste. Soft lasting aftertaste.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great yeasty, spicy aroma. dried fruit and alcoholic taste. pretty nice strong ale.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very yeasty smell. Very cloudy. Not very fruity. Harmonic and full-bodied. As my friend Anders would say: ’It’s a beer, that’s difficult to be pissed at. Enjoy it alone, without chips, without chocolate.’ overwhelming alcoholic, warm aftertaste. nice Hoegaarden.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit and yeast aroma. Deep brown, small head. Robust, plums, and bread. Complex, with good tongue tingle. A fine Belgian Strong Ale.
Brewsoc99 (29) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Verboden Vrucht is simply a beautiful beer. It has various fruity elements to it and an aroma that is great yet hard to explain. Delicate enough for the ladies, that is if you are able to convince them to try a beer this dark!
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I admit it, I loved this beer! A cloudy brown with a tan rocky head. A carmel nose, sweet with oak and apple notes. The 8.8% is well hidden in the flavor but I sure feel it in the stomach with it’s nice warming finish. Has a tawny port flavor, not for the faint of heart.