goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear mahogany color with a medium sized beige head. Estery fruity aroma with some alcohol fumes. Some milk chocolate and cherry in the nose as well. Browned fruits and a fair amount of sugary sweetness. Semi-sweet finish with a hint of bitterness and good warmth. medium to full bodied.
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head that it produces goes down pretty quick. It has a fruity almost champagne wiff to it at first. All in all a really good beer from Belgium.
Goes well with corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s Day.
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meget sød sag - for sød? Mørke frugter - sirup, masser af alkohol. Figner, vinøs - klæbrig finish,
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Small head that goes away fast. Yeasty and kida sour (vinegar). Winy and sugary (caramelish) with some dark fruit. You can really feel the alcohol in that one (the warm felling). A good belgian strong beer.
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2008
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very sweet, pot wine -like aroma of grapes and spices. Dark brown with very thin head.
Taste is unbearably sweet and alcoholic, a combination that I personally detest.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, murky brown into the trappist glass with small sediment floating. A very malty, sweet scent with figs, raisins and spices. A syrupy sweet flavor that showed the alcohol as it warmed. Got super sweet, almost cloying in the finish. A decent strong ale.
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled as Kasteel Bier Bruin, corked 06-2006. Poured brown, with a tan head. Aroma is sour, grape. Flavor is sweet, malty, and alcohol, maple syrup, molasses, toffee, currant preserves, with raisin notes. Mouhtfeel is sticky and thick.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with little head and minimal lacing. Aroma of cherries and plums, with a bit of alcohol. Pleasantly sweet flavor, with lots of caramel and fruit. Thick body and a bit of an alcohol bite. Seriously good beer.
jporter (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, here in my hometown (Hengelo, Netherlands) we have it on the beer faucet at the moment!:D (Monday half price great stuff or what!)! Me and my friends always drink one every monday because of its wonderful dark taste. The looks are also great and mysterious. Nice scent aswell! But be careful, it gets you hammered pretty quickly with its 11% ! ;) Never drink this stuff when you go out, you have no idea where you’ll end up, probably some gutter;) Recommended!
hapjydeuce (998) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 Small 11oz bottle, pours dark amber color and minimal carbonation and beige swirls. Fruity raisin aroma with plum, raspberry and dark Belgian malts, very nice! Flavor that is pleasing and sweet, lots of candy sugar and honey with fruitcake. A bit of a watery body, and the alcohol burn is just a bit too much for my taste. I could probably do with just half of a bottle, definitely enjoyable though.