Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a dark orange color with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma is pretty good, with dark fruit, caramel and a touch of spice. The flavors lived up to the nose, and the alcohol is hidden well. It’s certainly worth trying!
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medim red orange color. Medium lfuffy head on top that leaves some nice legs on the glass. As it warms up it releases a celery, yeast and malt nose. Some almond in the taste otherwise dark berries. Rolls over and over again from sweet to acidic.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Sep 06). Malt, dark fruit and spicy yeast. Sweet with light sour acidity hinting at berries. In comparison to the Reinaert Grand Cru I had before this, this seemed somehow flawed but had such a cheeky lively demeanour that I couldnt help liking it more.
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doughy cookie-like nose with a light spice tinge and an alcohol component already. Murky ruddy brown color with a frothy head. Raisin tones, toffee, yeast underlies all. Gritty spice end in the ides of the mouth that turns sweet again. Get a little more acidic as the glass warms. Chewy body, heavy overall. Quite good.
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of cherry and prunes/plum. Red brown colour hazy colour and a quickly disappering head. Good complex belgian flavour and nice alcoholic taste in the end. Good smooth sticky texture.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with sultry tan head. Nose is very fruity, plummy, figgy and a slight note of malt. Flavor has sweet, malty, bananna, molassess, brown sugar and mild spicyness. Finishes a bit sticky.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours slightly chunky, hazy, muddy brown with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of cherries, figs, brown sugar, some funky yeasty notes. The flavor was on the sweet malty side, with some figgy fruits, brown sugar, doughy yeast, and candi sugar hints. Complex and well balanced.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured deep hazy tawny with a massive light brown lasting foamy-rocky head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet doughy yeast, mild spicy fruit, some brown sugar malt, perhaps a bit minerally. Lovely alcohol- and yeast-bitter, remnided me of a good Christmas pudding with brandy (not brandy butter), love the spice and caramel aspect of this one. It’s spicy, syrupy and you certainly feel the alcohol - great winter warmer, even a hint of fresh red wine as it warms up.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brownish amber color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is dark fruity with hints of sour dough bread,plums,raisins and nutmeg. Taste is very spicy with hints of sour dough bread,plums,honey,mollasses and nutmeg. Excellent.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light Brown Medium head disappears quickly. Distinct caramel light bread nose. Opaque dark honey color. Yeast and hops are excellent. Very swiss cheese bitter nice and round and salty. Figgy caramel for the sweetness inside of the roundness. Excellent balancing and alcohol is there at the end.