altonbrownd (5100) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Punchy. You can smell the fermentation and it shoots out into the glass. Itís red-colored and quite sweet, caramelized. Spicy as well.
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, not great. Seemingly typical Belgian Strong Ale. Somewhat sweet and extremely effervescent. Almost bubbly like champagne. Pour slow!
pootzboy (1687) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Corked magnum bottle
Pours a clouded deep copper colored ale into the glass...2 finger rocky cap reduced to a sticky surface lace and stays the drink, laces the side well enough. Very effervescent from bottle conditioning.
Aroma is of musty burlap and some sweetness over fermenting fruits and almonds...nice nose.
Moderate malt decernment, medium-light body, peppery mouth feel, spritzy-yeasty-fruity character.
Profile: Up front some sweetness from caramelized malts, then a rush of sour musty tastes much like spoiled fruits...finish is crisp and spritzy but yeasty with the fruits punching through and a light bittering from the hopping....yeasty-sweet aftertaste.
Iím not partial to this one...sharp edges, too yeasty and undeveloped and Iím double pissed off because they fooled me into thinking it was a bock beer.
pineypower (2956) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a medium/light hue of brown with a big rocky head. Aroma was mostly of sweet and lightly toasted malt. Flavor was nice with notes of toffee, brown sugar and some spicy malt notes. Nice, drinkable beer
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated caramel brown colored body. The aroma was brown malt and sweet. The smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting malty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt sweet and caramel. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
Stefano (1938) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a medium lasting off-whtie head. Most spicy malty smell with bursting cinammon. Good flavour, bitter start, finishes slightly sweet and leaves a sweet malty aftertaste.
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Bokbier. Be carefull for a big head. Sweet fruity taste. Tastes like Belgian double
Emmaneul (16) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amber/ruby red beer with aromaís of sweet things like caramel, candy and banana. Hops and red fruit can be found in the background. A medium body with some sweetness/light sourness and (too) fuzzy carbonation. The finish is slightly bitter, dry and malty with burnt malts and bread/biscuit. A nice balanced beer that has too much carbonation. Good overall score.
Marko (4643) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75l bottle @ Tolkienís House, Zagreb
Cute bottle, cute glass (a bit pointless, but cute). Poured an absolutely enormous beige head that took forever to go away, and tasted extremely bitter (odd, considering that the taste itself isnít bitter at all). Hm. It looks impressive, thatís for sure. Murky deep amber-orange colour. Obviously bottle conditioned, as tons of yeast chunks appeared later on. A fruity, slightly stale (in a positive way) nose, with hints of tea and some spices. The taste was, well, quite sweet, fruity, just a tad of acidity an grassiness in the taste, maybe a bit dry and subdued under the malty/sugary sweetness that formed even the aftertaste at first. This has Belgian written all over it, and itís a bit above average for the style. A nice beer.
ha1ag (823) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled 33 cl, 7.5% (BB 11/04/08) a fresh bok from the store. Dark reddish color, strong cream-like head. Well-built body (like me!) and some fruity caramel flavour.