drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at The Ginger Man in Manhattan. Great beer at a great bar. Classic belgian creamy beige head on dark brown. Nice alcohol notes in the aroma. Very well-balanced taste. Sweet, slightly roasted malt flavor. Subtle hops. Not incredibly complex, however a great beer to sip slowly and enjoy.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice, light hearted smooth belgian. Pours out a fairly dark brown. Tastes lightly of fruit, but malt and hops flavors are at the center of the stage. Suprisingly drinkable, but not something I would purchase again.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Dark brown colour with a lovely beige head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of dried fruit. Very sweet flavour with a roasted notes and caramel. Not the best from this brewery.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with a lovely pillowy lasting head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and, very prominently, alcohol. In fact it smells quite like tequila to me. Slightly bitter but unbalanced flavour with a very dry finish. Unfortunately the brewers of the fabulous Duvel seem to have produced a rather forgettable beer here, although I bloody hope I never forget I’ve had this beer and buy another one!
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown beer. Tasted like caramel. No big carbonation in that bottle, unfortunatly.
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a nice tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The flavor, too, was sweet and malty with a chalky finish.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear cola reddish brown with a fluffy tan head. Pleasant aroma of dark fruits and mild hops. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit peppery due to carbonation. Decent, but not exceptional. Worth rating, but not going to become a regular in my fridge.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent head, nice aroma. Nice full tast, strong maliness. Light sweet finish. Dark brown color with a nice light brown head.
Marko (4303) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Poured a big unstable fluffy tan head that went away at a medium pace leaving scattered lacing. Ruby red colour, well carbonated, but didn’t seem that fizzy. The nose was fine enough, malty, fruity, with hints of caramel. The taste wasn’t that good though. Generic prickly and slightly sourish foreground, mingling with a boring nutty background and burnt malt aftertaste. Not as impressive as I hoped it would be - felt like a botched Belgian attempt at a Porter. As it warmed, the taste of coffee became more pronounced, the prickly feeling disappeared and it showed slight fruitiness, but it still wasn’t that great. Bottle fermented, so it might be better after some aging (which I’m planning to do with some bottles of this).
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with minimal head. Nose has a bit of funk to it, kind of a cork scent. Taste is lots of dark dried fruit, prunes, dates, plums, not bad at all. Pretty decent actually.