brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this treat. 750ml bottle, best by 9-21-07. Pours with a big lasting head and a clear garnet brown color. Malty grain sweetness and fig in the aroma as well as alcohol and light spices. The malty grains are dominant in the taste with notes of molasses and vague hints of coco. Figgyness, as in the aroma, but it’s drowned out with alcohol at the end (which leaves me thinking of apple rum/brandy). Also a light spiciness. The mouth feel is slow and sluggish, and heavy despite ample carbonation (I burped quite a bit while drinking this one). My wife decided that this style of beer (i.e., malty) is more her style.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 33cl bottle. Pours a very dark red. Small but persistent white head with good lacing. Vinous aroma. Starts a bit harsh and dry but evolves towards a pleasant fruity and slightly sour taste (red grapes, cherries) toped with some earthy spices. Alcohol presence too much for an 8% abv and that’s where it loses a lot of points for me. Not a bad beer. This is the only member of the Maredsous family that I’ve had and I hope to be able to try them all which is something I was never able to do with my ex-girlfriends families.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, lots of CO2. very drinkable, and i found myself draining a 750 in a hurry. not bad at all, something ive wanted to try for a while just never got around to buying it.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy tan head. Head laced and retained. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, nuts and just an overall sweetness. Really enjoyed the aroma. Flavor was fruity with a nice roasted malt backbone and some yeast.
harrisoni (16592) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paters Vaetje, Antwerp. Very dark brown, thin beige head. Burnt malt, and over carbonated. Bit sweet. Some toffee, bit of choc. Fresh aroma. Some good flavours, but a bit tinny. Flavours should be bitter and in fact are a bit metallic. Perhaps served a bit too cold.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a clear medium-brown color with a large, beige, frothy, quickly diminishing mostly lasting head that leaves nice tendrils of lace on the glass. The aroma is plenty warm and fetching: malty with a trace note of toasted grain and moderately strong notes of cookie and caramel; hoppy with a light note of resin/pine; yeasty with a moderate note of cellar; and strong miscellaneous notes of sherry, raisins and dried stone fruit, apple and cinnamon, and a light note of black tea. The flavor is bold and the mouth-feel is lux: heavily sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter with a long, moderately bitter and warm finish. The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively. Nice post-finish, moderately warm, alcohol shiver-giver feeling.
enygma (2) - USA - FEB 18, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice, fruity aroma. thin head - had in bottle. good general ale, nice for just casually sipping and enjoying
NachlamSie (3172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught. Quite dark mahogany with a white head that sports large bubbles. There’s sweet, ripe grapes, herbs, and caramel in the nose. This is very vinous and juicy with a full sweet finish spiced very lightly with cinnamon.
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this from the tap and it was a dark mahogany color with a thin, tan head. The aroma was sweet with dates and raisins and it tasted yeasty, the alcohol was present but not overwhelming. The body was medium and the palate soft making it very drinkable.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked bottle. Medium amber color with big offwhite head. Nose of yeast, molasses/burnt sugar, toast, and dark fruit. Medium-bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet dark malt flavor with a drying yeast bite throughout. Not overly complex, but quite tasty, wonderful company on a rainy day.