footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a delicious mohagany with a pillowy cream head that leaves a thick lacing as it shrinks down to the brew.Nose is that that is so typical of the belgian Strong Ales,shit,heavenly combo of dark exotic fruit and bananas and alcohol.Toffee and a basket of dates ,bananas and raisins.DEEElicious.Thick and lovely on the tongue.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with red tinge, not much head. As a pleasant surprise, the alcohol isn’t really noticable in the flavor, although it does pack a kick that is noticed as the glass nears empty. Some notes of caramel, and raisins. Overall, not bad, would go well with Scottish Christmas pudding.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola Brown / dark red in colour with a huge frothy and tanned head. There is a full aroma of cola, plums, sugar, espresso, fruits... the taste is sickening sweet with a touch of ginger and lots of wine... spices show up with malts, but I think I got a bad batch. The smell was nice but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Not what I’d call a satisfying beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a tasty beer. Sticky sweet flavor, the pour is brown. I found it to be delicious.
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
pleasantly surprisingly made the LCBO Fall list. Its only drawback is the knockout alcohol punch. Georgeous brown, barleywine and quality yeast aroma. Great taste in my favorite style. Hops, fruit and sugary malt. Good night!
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Dark rich brown color with a small ring of foam around the edges of the glass. Nose is rich malts, dark fruits, spice and candy sugar. Taste is sweet with brown sugar and candy sugar notes, ripened fruits and alcohol. Exquisite! Body is smooth with light alcohol warming and light carbonation feel. Finishes very well with sweet chocolate notes, alcohol and dark fruits! Awesome beer!
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick and rich flavors of raisins, chocolate and dark malts. Some over-ripe fruits as well. Full bodied with a long finish.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 From bottle at room temperature. A brown long head that stays a good minute in the glass. Dark brown reddish colour, aroma like ripe red fruits, tones of citrus at the beginning. Carbonation is limited and dissappears fast. The taste gets sweeter with time, and aftertaste is sweet. quite filling, this brew would be an first-class dessert beer, or a disgestive to enjoy for a long Winter evening. The alcohol (11%) isn’t obvious when you drink it, but beware when you rise from the table <grin>. First-class all around !
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer that remains unavailable in the Seattle area, unfortunately. Terrific chocolate cake flavor (seriously), very thick and filling, not suitable when the weather is nice...definitely a winter brew. The year makes all the difference with this beer: Age your bottle for at least two or three years before you drink it. Trust me, it makes a huge difference!
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 pours a dark amber brown with a fake tan color head and some lace. The aroma is of dark fruits and some yeast notes. The flavor is dark, sweet, and a touch of yeast with a super rich pallet. Overall, this is a big beer that is also very drinkable.