snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmm...this one is a bit of a mystery to me. Had it on tap, it's like the dumb kid brother of a nice dark Belgian ale. Nothing really stood out, and it hints that it could have been so much more. The flavor is sweet with a very noticeable and unpleasant alcohol note.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2003 Nice glass, Flour nose. Very dark with a nice head that stays an eternity. Caramel taste, a little like the Mc Chouffe, but less interesting, shorter
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours a large head of creamy light brown finely sized bubbles that left an excellent lacing with a semi transparent dark ruby red brwon body. Its aroma was very nice and sweet with roasted caramle and malt notes. Initially its flavor come off as alcohol and its mouthfeel is very thick but then it smoothens in its finish with a nicer malty mildy spicey bready flavor that become very smooth.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color was a dark brownish red like mahogeny or dark maple syrup with a small tan head that left some lacing around the edges. Smell is faintly subtle but complex with some toffee candy, fruit, and caramel malt. Taste is complex in levels, starts out with malty sweetness with a little spice, the middle is fruity with a full, rounded body thast very soothing and smooth, the finish is slightly bitter smooth with a little spice and there is a warming dry alcohol that feels like a wetter styled wine. The feel is so smooth and silky with a light syrupy kind of hold thats charmingly subtle and clean with that nice wine-like alcohol finish. This felt and tasted like what I think would be a liquid toffee candy with a bit of sweet spice. Good drinkable stuff. Yum.
beastiefan2k (2199) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, strong, dark beer, one of the best I ever had. Nice dark color and a good taste.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good strong beer. Dark and smooth, still its a strong one but it was gooood.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Deep, dark red with a pillow of white foam and a steady streem of bubbles rising to the surface. Aroma of alcohol, run, raisin, chocolate. Flavor of reasin, bread pudding, banana and alcoho. Initially very creamy but finishes quite thin.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany brown body, pillowy head of foam. Roasted coffee aroma. Hints of oak in a dark fruit malt emphasized body with chocolate and licorice. Roasted and lingering licorice aftertaste.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, malty, yeast, alcohol, and chocolate. Taste is minimally sweet, somewhat raisin, yeast, and strongly alcohol. Finish is alcohol-fumed.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 On tap at the Bulldog in N.O.: Clear, dark ruby-red with burgundy shadows. Very sweet with a little chewy-nuttiness about it. Caramel, apple, plum and pear notes. Alcohol smothered by a wholesome sweetness, almost too much for me. Doesnít seem to have enough sourness or bitterness to balance it out. Some watery notes here and there, surprisingly. Mild carbonation and only a mild bitterness in the finish. Rerate, on tap at Falling Rock: Clear and brightly ruby-red; soft, frothy head with sticky lace. Delicate, light body. Subtle alcohol nip. Some sweet candy notes. Gentle hints of fruit. Pleasant, but not overly exciting.