pivnizub (9308) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, hazy, quite thin brownish head, a bit lacing; mix of malty and fruity notes in the aroma, some traces of alcohol, a bit vinous (sherry), not too comlex; initially sweetness, becoming drier towards the bitter-malty ending; quite well rounded, warming, but nothing spectacular..............
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this bomber with my brothers-in-law at the jersey shore on a cool sept. Night. The head alone on the baby was creamy and tan, like whipped caramel, with yeast and other flavors, in the head!. The dark amber hazy body tasted caramel and dark fruits. This was smooth and very tastey. I reccomend this, highly.
Terminus (3351) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-i dont know, but the beer i had here was pretty damn amazing. pours a deep brown hue with an off white fizzy head. awesome aroma of toasty malts, some roast, light spice, apples. the roast here is pretty aparent and i think its pretty unique. lots of carmel/roasted malt flavors with some notes of allspice and faint hops. This beer is definately under-rated in my book and i will definately have this one again.
faro (4) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good-looking red-brown beer. Medium bitter & sweet flavor with a strange aftertaste. Donít know what to eat with! Taking it as an aperitif seems to be the right choice.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark brown with a fairly rocky tan head. Dark cherry , malt, with a little bit of hops, and alcohol aroma. Taste is typical for a dark belgian with some fruits and caramel. Way too fizzy for my taste. Itís pretty good.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 20 Aug 2005
Red/brown colour. Descent head for a belgian beer. Nutty chocolate aroma. Sweet and dry taste. Well matured and rather thin body with plenty of CO2. A bit plastic aftertaste. Probably beyond BBD.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Broke the rules by drinking it outta the bottle. However, it was pretty dam good. Any dark beer from Belgium gets me interested. This was extremely smooth, coats the palate with a slight tickle of carbonation. At 8% the malt works in your favor by creating a smooth blanket. Sweet bottle..gonna go launch it outta my sling shot!
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown-amber with a tall, creamy, off-white head. Murky and sort of unattractive. Cherries, red grapes, milk chocolate, old dried herbs, vanilla, amaretto. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Light alcohol signature.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is large on a regular pour (not at an angle.). Deep brown copper color. Nothing outstanding as far as the aroma, however there is hints of fruitness. The front of the taste is fruity caramel malty and very fizzy with touch of hops and alcohol at the tail. Itís well balanced as far as taste to the alcohol, which is hidden well, but it seems to lack something in the taste to give it an outstanding character. Itís very good but there is nothing about it that makes it great...Simply put. Its thin somewhere...
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber/ light brown and hazy with a medium head. Crystal malt and lots of blegian fruitiness in the aroma- figs, raisins, plum etc. Flavor is a bit sweet at first with some candi sugar in there along with more caramel like malts, and ends with just a bit of hops. Gets a bit warm in alcohol towards the end.