Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep orange/ruby/amber. Light tannish head. Sweet, malty, spice nose. Sweet, plummy, spice, vanilla, dusty, light caramel, ripe fruit, chocolate, cinnamon, yeast, bretty, funky, bitter, herbal finish. Medium bodied, very well rounded, not overly spiced, very drinkable. I wish this was available all year.
tennisjoel (1154) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a beer tasting party. Fruity aroma. Vanilla and Caramel flavor. Not memorable but decent. No where near the level of Rochefort Trappistes line or Victory V12.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour w. nice head. Very malty, lightly spiced, pleasent mouthfeel, yummy.
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: suspiciously watery brownish pour slowly darkening to a deep red with tons of icky floaties; bottle was a gusher, with a huge off-white head. Aroma: Weak--notes of caramel, basement funk, yeast, hint of melon, and spices. Taste: bready, spicy, with more watery fruit notes (melon, some fig/raisin). Finish: relatively short, clean, with lingering notes of malt and bread. Notes: I don’t see what the fuss is about. Terribly average-seeming. Palate was nice and the alcohol well-hidden. Bottle aged over a year, but best before 9/2012. For a second glass, I had a couple of chocolate chip cookies beforehand, and the residual flavors were an excellent complement. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden amber hue with a small white head. Aromas and flavors of spice, malt, and honey.
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from nbutler11 which he disliked compared to me. Aroma that is flowery and floury. Flavor is nicely balanced and sweeter than I would expect. Not as earthy as, say, the Southampton Garde. Brown apple, yeast, funk, weed, almond milk.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a copper color with cloudy head not much lacing. Aroma was very musty some carmel in there. Flavor was much the same, nuttyness. Good beer.
bax (1046) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 (Bottle 30/11-2011) large fast fading off-white head, clear amber color, low to medium co2, fit body, slightly sweet aroma, slightly spicy taste. Rather balanced Christmas beer. BB date 22.04.2012.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark amber color. Aroma is creamy and sweet. Flavor is dominated by sweet malt flavors. Not bad..
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour was brown/ruby. Aroma was lightly toasted malt with light caramel and some light cherry notes. Flavor was well blended with some slight must and hay in the back. Good brew.