hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A small sized ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was transparent and uncarbonated with a copper hue. The nose was malty, sweet, fruity and some hops. The flavor was sweet, bitter, a bit sour, fruity and malty. The mouthfeel was smooth and a bit tingly. This was a medium bodied beer with fair amounts of lacing.
thedm (5139) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew with a cork labelled 02-09-24 brought to the Three Floyds Birthday Gathering 12/27/2003 poured a large head of foamy fine to medium sized off white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent light brown colored uncarbonated body. The aroma wwas a mixture of malt fruit and soices while the mouthfeel was initially tingly and vinuous yet smooth in the finish. It had a thick vinuous caramel malt hop flavor. Quite a nice beer. Merry Chistmas!
BBB63 (6447) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish copper hue with a good white head and some lace. Aroma hints of fruit (apple, plum and orange), toasted malt, aromatic hops, wood, ginger, allspice and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts sweet and malty. A twangy fruitness and bitter undertone supports the dry traditional yeast background. Spicy on the finish. Soft and warming feel, enjoyable. This is a very nice Belgian Ale, sublime yet interesting. Thanks to theDM for the taste at the 12/27 party.
HildigŲltur (5104) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2003
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy amber coloured. Banana aroma. Very yeasty flavour. Quite sweet. Thin and watery finish.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Metallic aroma whith hints of sulfur. Starts sweet and malty. There is some yeast and candy sugar coming through in the body. Slight spicyness in the finish. Left a decent lacing.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish orangey appearance, thich white head formation. Creamy, malty aroma, tropical fruits, ginger spice. Sweet malty flavor at first, mild citrus fruits. Dry spice in the second half, ginger, toasted mildly bitter dry finish.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2007 Vibrant amber body beneath thick white head. Spicy coriander and citrus fruit aroma. Flavors of orange, coriander and other spices. Fruity after taste. A unique Belgian Strong.
JorisPPattyn (8434) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-foxy colour with slight haze; huge fluffy head, collapsing. Nose with caramel, vanilla, fruity as strawberries. Sweet taste, with a bitterish-herbal edge, liqueur-like, combined with a quite strange flavour reminding more or less of cedar or cypress. Again some strawberry retronasal, as well as arachide. Well-bodied, alcohol very obvious. This is a rather strange beer, with strange flavours; but imagining it in a snifter glass after X-mas dinner, it certainly glides in place.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was bringing the love! Man this was terrific, I shared a 16oz draft this evening with my girlfriend, man, what a Stellar Brew! Amazingly full and creamy palate, a nose full of malt and doughy yeast, a GD cornucopia of fruit, Peach, Plum, Apple, Banana, Pear, Tangerine, with large notes of caramel thrown in….. Damn, and to think I have past up the 750’s in the store a billion times; Well now I know, and Knowing is half the battle, GI–Joe!!
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber color with a light beige two finger head. Orange blossom aromas with undertones of dough and light fruit. Pale malt start with mid fruits of oranch, peach and overripe plums. Small amount of spiciness towards the end with a toucj of iron. Some warmth in the finish and a chocolate linge.