ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I first had this beer around 1999 from LCBO gift set and again in Brussels-07. I love the unique round-bottom glass, but beer itself is nothing special. Creamy of-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavour and slight acetic notes. Average finish.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to first say that I really really enjoyed this beer and I am very surprised at the low ratings for it. I had 2 of these at my bachelor party at the sharp edge in Pittsburgh and my stepbrother bought me the glass its served in which is realy cool in itself. The beer pours very dark purple brown color with thin offwhite head. Aroma and flavor are both nice mix of light nuttiness and dark cherries. Perfect beer for sitting outside on a deck on a warm summer night.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Easily produces a three-finger thick, amber-brownish-tinged, tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass, despite a careful pour. The beer is a brilliantly clear, deeply amber hued, red color when held up to the light, but is otherwise a dark, concentrated cherry color. The aroma is quite sweet smelling with notes of blackberry jam, cloves, concentrated fruit-caramel and a touch of toasty, yet definitely caramelized, malty / bready notes. The aroma is fairly enjoyable, though it does seem a bit too sweet to be really nice; the sweetness does accentuate the distinct fruitiness though.
The beer has a medium thick heft to it, but is not nearly as sweet as the aroma might have suggested. Still at first blush the beer does not seem complex enough to carry the simplistic, fruit nuanced, sweetness that is here. Flavor notes of currants, sweet plums, raisins, a hint of cloves and even some tart notes that are also evocative of plums or even apples. Somehow this beer really seems to fade for me, it is not so much that it doesn’t leave anything lingering on the palate, it is just that it seems forgettable. I am not quite too sure why I feel this way; part of this is the mouth feel, while it does have some heft to it, the beer just seems to disappear on my about half way through each sip. The most prominent flavors are those of the concentrated, sweet fruit notes, which are just too simplistic for me to really get into.
RichardGretton (4468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a reddish tinge, and a very, very strong head. The aroma is quite roasted, spiced, and winter fruits. The flavour is roasted with a yeasty body and finished with a lot of baking spices. Overall a reasonable beer.
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy of-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. ;oderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Acetic notes that I dont like. Average finish. Oily palate. I didnt like this but nice looking beer.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle yields a thick, muddy, hazelnut pour with a bountiful fluffy cloud-like head. the nose is fresh, perhaps a little tight. malts are creamy, thick, and almost buttery. the aroma also yields honey, almonds, and a touch of french oak. the taste reveals the thicker caramel and blonde coffee flavored malts, as well as toffee and lingering dark fruits like plums and a touch of anise. the finish is lingering, but subtle. alcohol is masked, but noticed. the bitterness is slightly refreshing.
doublebock (534) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First time I’ve seen a cork fly that far away from a beer both. Very frothy head. Brown/amber color. Very carbonated, champagne like feel. Minimal aroma. Taste is slighly malty and bready, with multiple layers on the tonge lack of any noticable hopiness
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours brown with red edges and a small tan head. Aroma of belgian spices, belgian yeast, and slight fruitiness. The flavor is sweet, fruit, with trace of bitter hops, and finishes dry.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it on draft, not in the special shaped glas but just in a 15 cl tasting glass at the beer fistival in Vyghte. A fruity beer with still a litlle alcohol taste
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the 750 mL corked bottle from Cyclone Liquors. Pours a cloudy caramel-colored brown with a dark tan head. The strange aroma is of pineapples and Juicy Fruit gum. This is a heavily carbonated beer. Bready, yeasty, with raisins, plums and big fruit flavors. The palate is fizzy and slightly bicarbonate. The mid palate is quite tart, then finishes with a big alcohol tingle.