SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tan with a thin quickly discipating head. The nose is sweet with a doughnut smell. The taste is actually sweet as well, but almost sickening. I dont get it, and I typically dont get belgian strong ales but this was just way too sweet for me.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
moderate brown color body. Cloudy with no head or lacing. Sweet cookie dough nose and taste. Thick and chewy body. This is a beer I could drink a lot of if I had it.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Get the feeling that had this not come at the tail end of a long night of sampling that I might have liked it more. Just came off as being syrupy sweet. Although another tasting companion was giving it great compliments.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark brown, with a beige, thick head. Smells like Tawny Port, alcohol, prunes, oak....yeasty scent is also prominent. Very sweet and flavorful. Mouth coating sweetness, thick and chewy....any thicker or sweeter you would need a spoon. A delicious dessert beer for sipping in front of the fireplace on a cold snowy night.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DBF 2004. Sweet, sweet, sweet! This beer is so sweet! Dark brown appearance. Fruity and sweet aroma and flavor. Very chewy. Nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Simply one of the finest beers made anywhere. I am reminded each time that I have it that I am hard pressed to come up with a more pleasing and satisfying beer than this one. Mathches up well with the Oerbier as my favorites in this style +++ Sampled from a 25 oz green bottle this beer pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. There is a moderate sweet, sour, fruity and spicy aroma. The flavor is strong with fruit and a hint of spice and is quite sugary. There are elements of plum, cherry and apricot in the flavor. There is a really pleasant fruity aftertaste that lingers. A classic and a favorite.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color with small film white head, but laces well. Aroma is grape and candy sugar. Fairly thick palate. Very sweet and raisiny flavor with an alcoholic follow.
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 Es una cerveza muy rica y fuerte (11%) Cierto aroma a citricos. Tiene una botella como las antiguas cervezas
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 Pours a very dark mahogany, almost brown. Large foamy head, nice sheets of lace. Aromas of hops, citrus that is. Lemons, some bitter orange maybe. Warm biscuit smell. A touch of grapes. Some spices. I'm getting coriander, maybe clove as well. Nice. Spices come out to blend in well with the other flavors. Coriander definately. More citrus, mostly lemon, though some orange is there. Caramel is coming through as well as a bit of brown sugar. The biscuits are hanging around. Sharp bitter notes of hops at the end laced with alcohol. Thick body, spicy, tingly palate, and a pleasing warm finish of bitter hops. Nice BSA.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - APR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 2002 vintage.
Small head, pale nut brown coloured, disappears fastly. Body is dark ruby with orange highlights. Very clear, the label describes this beer as bottle conditioned, but no yeast or trub are visible in the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma is nice, sweet, vinous, fruity (cherry, strawberry), with a clean note of caramel. Flavor is malty, quite sweet, sugary, caramel, taste of almond, walnut, mild drying ripe fruit aftertaste. Softly bitterness and sweet, the full body is paired to a creamy texture, that give an amazingly light mouthfeel for a 11% alcohol, well hidden but warming.