BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very sweet and surprisingly, despite the high percentage, not alcoholictasting brew. Portnotes and like a barleywine in the belgian way. Enjoyment for more than a quarter. Cannot find another beer like thisone. Complex fruitnotes and a "strong" flavor. A true winterwarmer!
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells overpoweringly think and tastes the same. too syrupy for my taste. it got better as it went along but overall a disappointment.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste had notes of fuji apples. Sugar is also very present. Very sweet, and almost initially difficult to drink. After a few sips, my palate got used to it, and it became very pleasing.
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Head was average to large with a fizzy off-white color. It lasted reasonable long. Good lacing found in glass. Body muddy looking with some particles being spotted in bottom of the glass. Color brown like. Aroma was heavy malt (caramel, grain, rye bread, toffee, light chocolate, toasted) with other notes being some dry fruit. Full bodied with an average carbonation and a sticky texture. Some alcohol is also present in mouthfeel. Flavor was heavy sweet somehow a bit unbalanced I thought. Average sweet finish with an average duration.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml - cork says 08-2004 - Aroma is pungent toasted malt, alcohol, Belgian yeast, and light dark fruits. Pours semi-transparent brown with red highlights, a small head and good lacing. Flavor is sweet and delicious. Yeasty with a rich maltiness, cherry, brown sugar and alcohol warmth that doesn’t add up to 11%. Palate is smooth and sweet. Very tasty and under-appreciated.
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dirty brown with a beige head. The appereance looks wonderful in a Kasteel glass. Aroma is chocolate and spicy. Heavy brown sugar in the taste with chocolate raisins. The alcohol is biting on this one. Maybe a little too sweet and strong for my tastes. I was expecting more complexity with this one.
tomthompson89 (1977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
big dark malts, very sweet, nose, chestnut brown colour, spicy, caremel taste, raisins and brown sugar. nice winter beer
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cL bottle. I thought it was a good brown but much too sweet for my palate. Not bad, I’m just not a big fan of sweet.
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled. 2 yrs old.]
Muddy brown colour. Plum nose, bit sourish and sugary. Sticky mouthfeel with notes of white sugar and marzipan. Alcohol is clearly evident. Bit too sweet overall, which makes it hard to define the mouthfeel anything but cloying.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours brown with red notes. Earthy, dark fruit, raisin aroma with some dark cherries and notes of funky chocolate. Very sweet and sugary. Caramel to candy. Thick mouthfeel. Very sweet flavour with raisins and brown sugar in the finish. Maybe some dark fruits. Big body with some alcohol.