Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large brown, fluffy head. Nose of raisins, yeast and chocolate. Sweet in taste with a great mouthfeel.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark red/brown colour. Large, bubbly, light brown head. Fruity aroma wihich reminded me of elderberries. Taste is sweet and fruity with a light hoppiness. Nice.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with pleasing head. Malty, with hints of milk chocolate and plum. Creamy and silky smooth. Nice finish with lingering spice offsetting the sweetness. A pleasant brown whose pleasure isn't in complex flavors but in the swallow.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
rich malty and orangey aroma, dark brown hue - almost black, frothy head that disipates slowly, luxurious malty taste, smooth palate, peppery and spicey notes, long finish.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Needed to be a bit stronger in my opinion. Tasted in Croatia from bottle. Nice roasted flavor but seemed like it lacked a little more variety.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown colour, fairly clear with almost no head. Smells exactly like a normal belgian white: yeast & wheat are very noticeable as well as some other 'clean' aromas. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt characteristics. Decent sweetness (from sugar-perhaps caramel) and coats the mouth. Aftertaste shows a subtle spiceyness with prominent malt. Overall, a decent beer, not great and definately wierd for the style. I had this served on draught at Monty's Korner in Rochester, New York.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with just a glimpse of red. Greige head, not really stable but lacey. Nose gives dark malts, definitely some chocolate; bitterish note, woody and vegetal-herbal. Light bitter taste, a bit nutty as not-quite peeled walnuts. Roasted malt - but underlying malt is rather neutral 'stead of sweet. Herbal smell comes back with every sip and it mixes with the taste. Difficult to pinpoint - like the bark of some trees? Medium-bodied. In the aftertaste the bitterness becomes a tad harsh, and even more woody. Definitely not a bad beer - but not up to its Grimbergen equivalent.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark color, nice head. bitter, caramel- and coffee-like nose. Full, coffee- and caramel-like, smooth and well-balanced. Bitter, smooth, malty and long finish.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light bitter malty aroma. A bit sweet but also metallic. Dark Copper brown clear with lacing off-white foamy thin head. Medium body with light medium carb. Starts a little sweet, malty. Bit of sugar/caramel. Finish is weak malt/wheat taste, watery. After is light bitter, nutty.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very excellent beer, brown in color with a good white lacy head, medium-full body, nice balance, good sweet malty profile & finish, a few small hints of chocolate, great beer