roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent deep deep red with a massive amount of foamy tan head that is extremely slow to dissapate. Sweet fruit and malt aromas accentuated by a decent amount of yeast. Flavor is typical belgian sweet malts and fruits and with spicey undertones. Also has a distinct dry finish that I did not altogether like. Overall, I found it a pretty decent belgian, but nothing spectacular.
GKlein709 (4) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma good, fruity yet strong, Apperance dark, flavor fruity with bland taste(which is not a bad thing) overall, a tastey beer with dinner
telepork (84) - USA - JUN 23, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 This beer is painstakingly crafted with complex roasted malt and sharp hops and has a nice, rich lacy head. And man does it suck. This beer reeks, for starts. It smells like wood-stain stripper and butterscotch. And it tastes like bile, sawdust, and vodka. The aftertaste is nauseating.
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muy buena cerveza de abadia. Color tostado oscuro y sabor muy agradable. De muy alta gradación
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a very pretty dark dark amber color with fluffy, creamy head that never fully disappeared. smelled strongly of yeast like fresh bread at first and then gave way to fruit and malt aromas. the flavor was a bit on the weak side with character developing as it warmed. hints of fruit and fresh bread dough and well as an alcohol finish. a slight sweetness as well. could have been more complex and richer.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Rerate: I was very impressed with this brew the second time I had it. Very nice mix of chocolate, caramel, and nutty flavor. All present, but none overpowering. Hid the alcohol nicely. Excellent.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure what beer everyone else had, but this is no Guiness. Nice dark brown color, with a massive fluffy head. Taste is enjoyable enough with a nice sweet taste throughout. The aroma is a little offensive. Maybe i had a bad bottle, but this didn’t compare to other strong ales Ive sampled. Still it sure beats most mass marketed beers.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Served in a deep, wide flute. Appears a clear reddish brown with no head or lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity with some apparent spice. No hops in the nose. Flavor is of sweet caramel, bubblegum, allspice and clove. Some sourness would have balanced the cloying sweetness of this beer. Some hop bitterness comes through though no flavor. Alcohol vapors are semi apparent in the back of the throat too. This beer needs a better developed yeast profile in terms of esters because it seemed lacking complexity. Body is moderate and smooth. Not a great Belgian though not bad.
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.