NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really n’ice la Chouffe!. Dark red colour, nice aroma with a fruity smell.
Interesting and pleasant malty taste with a fruity taste.
Nice aftertaste with good palate. A very fine nutty aftertaste, not very heavy like you would expect from a 10%’ er. Drank it from the bottle.
One to have again.
badgerben (4652) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Vintage; Tasted December 6, 2004; Rating #1000 Dark reddish/black color with a medium head. Bready aroma with a hint of fruit, possibly cherry. Solid malt body with a touch of winter spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe ginger). A little dash of herbs are there too, but not to the extent as, say Rochefort 10. The alcohol is not particularly well hidden. Ralph says: "It tastes like burning!" Still, a damn fine brew and a good one to celebrate 1000 with!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Dark Red Coloring With Brown/Sandy Bubbly Head. Fruity..Bread Dough Aroma... Malt Flavor...Fruit, Bread Dough...A Little Harsh on The Winter Spices...Ends Dry on the Back of Your Throat. Certainly Enjoyable...But Not One I’d Run Back For Again.
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, and banana. Flavor of dark fruits, malts, and winter ale spices.
sloth (2665) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ State Line Liquors. Medium sized tan head, fair retention and some stringy lace. Lightly hazy brown/orange hued ale. Fruity nose, light bananna esters, yeasty, bready, spicey. Medium body, lightly creamy mouthfeel. Lovely malty spicey flavors, pleasent fruitiness, hints of plums, some raisins, spices are just right. Finish is medium dry, fruity. A10%er? No way!
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle). Small off-white head, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Light brown body. Honey sweet aroma with hints of bread, complex yet subtle and pleasing. Moderated sweetness as well as acidic flavor at first. Light curacao bitterness toward the end of average duration. Very pleasing flavors. Medium high body, lively carbonation, very low alcoholic final (very interesting). A very well balanced masterpiece! Sampled at MartinT’s place with other RateBeerians for the "Montreal’s Voyager Par Les Papilles’ first tasting session".
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bread-like dough, bitter orange and spices in the sugary aroma with some pine-like hops also notable. Opaque brown-copper with decent off-white/tan head that recedes to partial cover. Spicy and very sweet flavour with some acidity in the finish that takes the edge off. Lasting bitter-orange aftertaste. Complex and intriguing, subtle, lasting flavours. Very soft in the mouth but carbonation is engaging. Alcohol not at all apparent except for a slight warming. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, Lubiere, MartinT, Rastacouere and SimonB.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown color with yeast sediment in suspension, thin head. Very pleasant, complex and subtle aroma of thyme, curaçao, bread and sugar. Very good flavor of caramel, malt, curaçao, it seems to be fruity too, slightly acid and sweet finish. Full body, full enough to hide it’s alcohol content of 10%, slightly liquorous texture, soft carbonation. Very good, well-balanced, n’icely done !
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep amber with hints of red.Has a big thick fluffy tan head. Aroma is of malt, sweetness. Candi sugar. Flavor is lightly sweet and malty with a tad bit of fruitiness. Mild alcohol finish for a 10% beer.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 bottling....cellar temp, horrible gusher, very messy, leads to a chunky pour...thick froth on top of the dark wood colored beer. Smells peppery & citrusy, full bodied, but not heavy, surprisingly NOT fizzy...sweet malt finish, with dangling spice from spices and hops...Good malt character throughout...Spices dominate the middle. THis beer seems to be all about the spices, and they’re alright...not too overdone(this anin’t no Anchor OSA!), but still dominant even after 2 years, they do seem to blend together well though...Enjoyable, cozy, but not mind blowing.