vikingman69 (12) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this Belgium strong ale at MaHaffey’s Pub in Baltimore. This beer was a sweet, fruity, and malty beer. Nice dark color. Very easy drinking. I think I will have another.
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Chapel Hill Wine Bar with Jonathan3584 and we were pleased to have it available in North Carolina, regardless of how it tastes. A pleasant departure from Flying Dog’s Pale Ale, which we normally drink at the Wine Bar.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a mellowed head. Fairy sweet aroma, like dates or maybe even figs. Malty fruity sweet flavors prevail, and laoded with spices and some peppery alcohol.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 A very nice beer which makes me think of dark bread and wine.The aroma is distinctively mellow.
Malt, dried fruit, tobaccolike aroma.
Sweet and rather bitter for a Belgian at 8% ABV.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown with a tiny head and lacing. The aroma is sweet and reminiscent of sugar cookies. Flavor is not tremendously complex, but the malt flavor is enjoyably malty, with a sweet nutty finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 A Mes rate:
Draught from Lowlander. YUM! Dramtically better draught than in bottles. Nice semi-translucent mahogany colour. Decent tan head that lasts pretty well. Heavy in the lace department. Sweet coffee ice cream nose. Flavour is vanilla, chocolate, cherries, almonds and coffee. A little flat and lifeless in the palate but it will do. The finish is great while it lasts. A quick sugary swish round the mouth and then slightly bitter but it’s all over a little too suddenly. Complex and slightly unusual dubbel. Wish the bottle tasted this good.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap and in the bottle....
Dark dark mud like appearance. Huge thick head..... Thick rich taste that finishes just right. This is second to the Maredsous 10.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with thin tan head. Mild aroma of apricot and vanilla. Medium pallate with lots of carbonation bite. A bit sour and tart. Sweet fruity flavors. Clean finish. Decent stuff.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into Shaker glass, Beer Sellar, Nashville TN. Clear ruby orange in the glass with a creamy yellow tan head, uneven racing, ok lacing. Malty like a mofo. Chewy, nutty, banana and sourdough bread flavor; bread, yeast and macadamia nut smell and flavor. It’s got some golden raisin going on too, with some grape underneath. Medium to full bodied. Rich and complex. Dope.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, very big foamy head, yeasty, fruity of dates and raisins, dark roasted malt, molasses follows through on a medium-bodied palate with coffee, chocolate, fruity flavors of dates, raisins with a touch of acidity and dark roasted malt in a warmth alcoholic soft bitterness finish.