hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark murky brown with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, and spices. Taste is caramel, toffee, alot of fruit notes, sweet, almost to the point of being cloying but not quite. Sweet finish with spices. as with most belgians, better and more complex as it warms.
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Dark brown with a nice appley malty aroma, which comes through in the taste. It is quite smooth, nicely carbonated, and works well with the high alcohol. This deliciousness of this product made my grandma smile $8/750ml
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish red with a small head, good lacing, average retention. Aroma is plums, dark sugars, chocolate, caramel, berries. Flavor brings this all with a slight alcohol burn that lingers, but you’d never guess 11%. Extremely delicate smoothness for a beer like this. Quite sweet, but very enjoyable. Man, it’s been too long since I’ve had a nice Belgian.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small light beige head. Dark red translucent body. Tight vinuous peppery aroma of licorice and alcohol with notes of chocolate. Quite harmonic. Taste is deep, sweet licorice and chocolate, with strong spicy notes, and a cardamom finish. Very harmonic, and hard to analyze, but very, very nice. Quite a bit of alcohol heat, and you can taste a little alcohol as well. (0.33l bottle.)
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gentle nose of light sweet malt with some spiced fruit. Pours muddy dark brown with a quickly thinning head and some lace. Flavour is rich toffee malt with a lingering plum pudding finish with brandy notes and figs.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 Bottle from Big C Liquors in WInter Park, FL.
The dark brown body of this beer is murky and holds a thumb thick, creamy tan head that diminishes slowly.
Has a brown sugar laden, sweet bread and raisin accented aroma. Very sweet and cake/bread-like aroma.
Fore is brown sugar, sweet malt, some mild bitter toastiness, raisin, all spice. Warming alcohol is quite present through the middle and into the finish. A bit dusty in the far finish. Carbonation is soft, but noticeable. Overall a touch too sweet, but not terribly so. The alcohol is a bit hot.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish brown colored pour with a sweet fruity, yet spicy aroma. Strong sweet brown sugar like finish. Too sweet for me.
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle at home from original glass. Dark ruby color with ring of foam and some lacing. Spicy and fruity aroma, hint of alcohol. Sweet and spicy taste. Nice Brune.
jonas (5978) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark chestnut, brown ring of lacing foam. Fairly dusty and wooden nose, roast, nut. Sweet sugary base, caramel, very spicy, minerallic yeast, wooden, nutty notes. Oily thick mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Édition 2006 (BBD 2011). Robe brune foncée très claire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse qui persiste. Arômes de sucre, de prunes et de caramel. Saveurs de toffee, de prunes, de sucre, d’alcool et de malt caramélisé. Encore jeune.