egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light roastiness, dried fruits, caramel malt, and some light chocolate as well. Taste was overly sweet, candy sugar, light dried fruits, and alcohol as well. Sweet and strong, not overly enjoyable.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh 33cl bottle. Deep brown-reddish and flat. Sweet alcohol aroma. Flavor was way too sweet, wtih alcohol very noticeable. Perhaps my bottle needed more time to mature, but as I tasted it, It doesn’t compare with the big boys.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Reddish-mahogany, transluscent. Aroma is of the holy duchesse! Very juicy and rich. I want to say "juicy fruits" but I dare not run the risk of sounding like an ’80s commercial. (Is that stuff still sold today?) Very prominent figs, raisin, grape, and with a bit of strawberry and alcohol. Thick, westy-12ish, some yeast. Tastes darker than it looks, an excellent beer.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2005
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
i stopped rating beers but i thought i might just come back to rate this as it was so bad. overwhelmingly sweet, so much so that i couldnt drink it...sad to say all the rest of the beers character was overwhelmed by this one aspect. the alcohol content was noticiable but not overly strong.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a wonderful head. Very complex and sweet aroma. Also very sweet flavour with notes of complexity.
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown and flat-looking in the glass. Some lacing. Aromas are light caramel and not much else. Tasting yields molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. Not much else but the malts here, though the malts are very nice. A nit one-dimensional. A bit too sugary and cloying for my taste.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 The one I had, at Belgobaren, Stockholm, was at 12% ABV.
Served in proper glass (as usual when I drink :)).
Aroma of red wine, figs, raisin, dark chocolate, malt and molasses.
Deep, deep, deep, deep, deep red.
Extremely sweet, malty, berryish, some bitterness, sourish. Smooth, creamy and rich.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a pleasant surprise to find such an unusual and high quality beer on tap at my usual gin joint (Maple Tree). Pours a gorgeous deep mahogany with thin creamy head. Big aromas of malt, dried fruit , wine. Wine-like texture delivering a rich variety of flavors like burnt sugar, molasses, plums, cognac and raisins. 11% did lay me low somewhat but it’s pretty well hidden. Good!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 This is my first beer in belgium, in what turned out to be a hardcore and excellent weekend so on with the ratings. Aroma sweet, full and nutty. Taste is similar with soem coffee and dark fruits kicking in too, quite complex.
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in colour. Complex caramel malt aromas along with notes of raisin, vanilla, and other dried fruits. It’s fairly thick bodied, and has some interesting flavors going on, such as malt, prunes, brown sugar, and a mild chocolate note. Complex and strong stuff. Thanks radiomgb!