TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at Le Bier Circus in Brussels on 5-13-03. Pours a nice bronze with a light tan head. Strong alcohol and malt notes. Slight fruit hint in the mix. Spice, fruit and hint of cocoa or chocolate on the tongue. Warming finish. Good beer.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 Aroma has rosebuds and malt. Sweetish, malty and a bit of sourness. Warming sensation of alcohol, red berries. Lots of alcohol and fruit, but the flavor is OK. Bitter aftertaste. Re-rate: rating stays the same, but I noticed pear and raisin. Maybe this bottle was younger, the taste was very sweet and sugary.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not all too much to be found in the nose of this one aside from alcohol and a dark fruitiness. It pours a deep reddish brown color with a fairly thin and receding off white head. The taste is an all out alcohol assault. I pick up some level of burnt cherries and oak, but other than that, drying alcohol bitternesses and spices are abounding to suffocate every premise of my taste buds. The carbonation level is not even a factor here as the alcohol can be absolutely drowning. Too many port qualities to this...far too powerful in my respects to be a top notch beer.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark port color with a medium tan creamy head. Strong brown sugar, wine, alcohol, very sweet aroma. Big overwhelming alcohol taste with some fruit. Fizzy in mouth. Some bitterness but overall too sweet.
omhper (18316) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark ruby. Concentrated aroma of sweet malt and cherries. Thick and syrupy, very sweet and very malty. Very dense and flavourful. Grassy finish with some bitterness.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(BBE 23/07/05) This beer has a thinish tan head that fades with time. The nose is subtle with banana being the most noticeable attribute. The palate is full sweet and hoppy. This ale is much more hoppy than your average Belgian beer. The variety of hop seems to be of the noble varieties due to the intense spiciness of the hop flavors. The finish is sharp and bitter. I find this beer to be sweet and lacking in character.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a lighthead. Has a tangy flavor. Almost taste like a barleywine.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite sweet. Nice alcoholic aroma. Dark malt. Plums. Raisins. Slightly bitter in finish. Creamy. Malty.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised me, dark mahogany as opposed to the lighter colors I have associated with Malheur. The color sets expectations for something bigger, heavier, and that's what you get. Sweet, syrupy up front but balanced with good hopping. Alcohol warm, not hot. Ripe fruit, banana, plum. Somewhat bready. Very slight sourness. Subtle metallic in the finish but your too busy enjoying the lingering flavors and alcohol. Maybe not as complex as the other stuff I've had from them but solid.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just don't get the buzz about this brewery. I didn't like the Millenium that much, and I don't think this is very great either. Its a run of the mill Belgian. Props for the 12% ABV, it's handled well, but overall just an unremarkable beer that doesn't taste all that good.