heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet liquorice aroma that is quite attractive. Flavor is sweet and rich, but quite satisfying. A very good strong belgian.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big tan head on the pour, topping a cloudy, deep red brown. Aroma is sweet, spicy, malty, peaty, yeasty, and floral hoppy. Taste is caramel, Scotch-peaty, and some spice. Alcohol hardly evident until the swallow, when there's a faint warming quality.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 brilliance radiates in reds and oranges..yeast, apples, carmel, chocolate,and alcohol all suspended in the air..yeasty intro, bready, almost chewy...cinnamon apples & candy apples, lots of peppery alcohol in the back of the throat..Its quite enjoyable for a beer that has sat on the shelf staring at me for the last year..as i always passed it by because of its tacky ass label..Since I've gone through every beer at that store, I finally decided to give it a try.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 750 ML bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small staying head. Alcohol, caramel sweetness and dark fruity yeast make up the aroma. Ends smooth, plummy and warming.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked bottle.Cloudy hazy creamy dark reddish color, nice big foamy off white-tan head that lasts, yeasty, fruity and spicy aroma. Bready malty fruity flavors, full and soft palate, sweet yeasty banana bitter sweet finish, not the best but not bad and worth a try.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish mahogany, decent head formation. Complex aroma, creamy caramel, vanilla essence, cookie dough wild fruits and light peppery spice. Palate is mildly buiscuity with a sweet sherry fruitiness, green apple and vanilla. Good hoppiness in the finish and alcohol bite.
jonas (5265) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fizzy strawberry and malt aromas.
Hazy dark red, big head.
Malt with earthy edges in the start, vineous ethanol towards the end.
A bit foamy mouthfeel. Exits without too much of a goodbye, nice though.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber appearance with a frothy, creamy white head. The carbonation is somewhat heavy in the finish, as is the alcohol, but the flavor is good. Fruity and hearty.
notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some good stuff! Brownish-red color with a really nice lacing. The aroma is of caramel-covered apples and pears, and the flavor is of caramel, toffee, and chocolate covered fruits. The fruits (esp. a slightly cherry flavor) linger into the finish and hang around for a considerable amount of time. This is highly recommended if you're a fan of belgians.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was a cloudy medium dark brown color and had an off white head that left some lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. It had a flavor of malt, toffee and fruits. A warming effect of the alcohol present was is the finish. A somewhat chewey beer, as some have said.