pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a really interesting color of ruby red hued brown with a rather small head. The aroma is fruity with some alcohol. The taste is sweet with some nice fruity notes and a decently masked alcohol content with a somewhat bitter finish.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 (Bottled) Hazy dark amber with a quite large, foamy, tight and slightly tanned, lacy head. Toffee-caramely, slightly sweet and sour aroma. The flavor is grainy-toffee-malty, a bit sweet, alcoholic and vegetably, but remains somewhat pleasant. I had so much nicer memories of this...
(Bottled, 8.6% ABV, rated 12/19/2004, was 8-5-7-4-15=3.9) Dark walnut/red color with a largeish, foamy and tight, lacy head. Very nice, deep red color against a candle light. Sweet, toffeeish, popcorn aroma with fruit, some berries and a hint of alcohol. Quite malty and fruity, sweet flavor with caramel-syrup and - in the finish - a hint of alcohol. Quite full-bodied, very smooth and slippery, somewhat sugary and foamy-carbonated palate. A quite enjoyable, sweet and strong ale, but not very complex. The flavor is a bit empty and disappointing.
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly strong beer, with loads of flavours, lightly sour taste, but none the less refreshing and warm.
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This reddish amber beer pours with a nice tan head. The flavor is sweet and sour, with a candy note. There is an initial alcohol taste and a bitter finish. A decent brew for a cold winter night.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Amber, brownish colour with foaming head. Sweet and sour flavour. Rustic and sweet, toffee malt tang throughout. Kind of like Silks description of Tea flavour.
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark and diamond. It’s not sure my best king. Bitter with sentore of wood and syrup.
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Tasted from the bottle, a little over date. Poured quite clear, brown with a red tinge. Head formed from the pour, white and large, but died back to a lace ring quickly. Aroma was intense, with esters of plums and berries, and a heavy burnt-sugar waft. Taste was similar, balancing the aroma. Candy sugar, burnt coagulated sugars, and esters of dried light fruits filled the mouth and finished with a slightly bitter astringent swallow. The sense of alcohol, though, was overwhelming, with a warming sensation like sherry or port that just didn’t sit right. Still not too bad a drop.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 This is the 2nd of my Leffe marathon and very bloody good it is too!!Really rich red colour and a good frothy head.Creamy orange taste,I think it hides its alcohol well,just the kind of beer for a wintery night!
JackPumpkin (1) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange/amber with medium low head. Aromas of spice and fruit esters with subtle malt in background. Flavors of clove, bubblegum, malt with a warming finish from the 8.2%. Good head retention. Carbonation lends to creamy mouthfeel. Bottle in good condition from Belgian Shop.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Brown with orange shine, clear body, yellowish head, glass sticking. Very perfumed, like a sixteen y.o. girl on saturday night, raisin, orange, "egg bread" soaked in marsala, cherry jam, weak vanilla. Taste is sweet, with note of citrus, caramel, a bit flat. Warming, full body, taste and palate without surprise, not very original. Pleasant without soul.