SHIG (3844) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a white fizzy head. Very deep spicy fruit smell. Rich barky spice and malt flavor, tingles your tongue at the end.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A pretty nice specimen and I’m calling it a dubbel over an amber. Bready, cookie maltiness flavor and texture that combines well with the apple/pear sweetness. Assertive hops, some bitterness. Very well balanced and nicely done.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An iced tea colored Brownish brew with a cloudy haze to it. A creamy beige head. Rich malty with plums, yeast, vanilla, oak, loads of goodies in the nose. Yeast and candi sugar, malts, fruit, wood.....yum! A tangy, warming, slightly bitter follow. Quite nice!
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Burst right out of the bottle (on my mouse and keyboard, of course). Opaque dark brown color with a smallish but tight, tanned head. Spicy aroma of dried fruit, orange-peel, toffee and burned sugar. Some anise and alcohol, too. Sweetish-malty, a bit sour flavor of dried fruit, rye and quite visible alcohol. Medium-bodied, slightly rough-feeling palate with foamy, but not very high carbonation (since most of it came out when opening the bottle). A spicy and sweetish, yet reasonably complex and easily drinkable brew - if you manage to pour it into a glass.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/Brown beer. Tastes a bit like the Rochefort 8, but less good. Alcoholic finish.
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber colour, small white head a little bit of a sweet and bitter taste. Alcohol is not hidden. (Bottle 33cl)
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Very dark amber close to being brown. Quite stable off-white head. Nice flowery nose. The flowers reappear in the aroma together with some indefinable spices and lots of malt. Sweetish yet rather dry. Only a glimpse of hops. A good and rather new example of a great Belgian beer. 140405
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear red amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Fruity & hoppy aroma with some yeast. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonated, medium dry flavour. Slightly sweet malty beginning with a fruity and also spicy finish, not long lasting. A good looking but a bit too thin brew but still tasty.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seems underattenuated with some grainyness. Mild pepper spice and oxidation, not a good combo. Caramel and toffee notes with a bit of metallic finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 Bottle. Hazy brown colour with no head. Sweet alcoholic spicy aroma and a sweet fruity taste. Medium body and a dry finish. Not good.