argo0 (12942) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2002 bottle) The age didn’t affect the carbonation -- a gusher upon opening. Heck, after losing about 4 oz. and pouring another 4 into the glass, the foam in the bottle STILL made its way back to the top, ready to resume streaming down the side. Red brown body topped by a quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, herbal, prune, coriander. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, coriander, toffee, herbal, some orange peel, dark fruit. Finish is dominated by moderately strong alcohol. Full, moderately sticky body.
HenrikSoegaard (12851) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Draft at Sct Clemens.
Fantastic beer. Wonderfull head and colour. Powerfull anis aroma, lots of flavorpower, here is everything.
Bottle version: 8-4-8-4-15= 3.9
Benzai (12611) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colored beer. Carbo and body decent, taste as well. Smell is ok but could have been better.
bu11zeye (12594) - 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.
Lubiere (12581) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany leather cloured ale with off-white head. Semi sweet spiced aroma with yeast . Orange peels and coriander, with smooth alcohol. Nice balance of spices and alcohol. Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT.
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Deep and cloudy red brown with a good big head. Malt aroma with dried fruits and flowers too. Malty flavour, sweet without being overwhelming, some alcohol/wine notes too.
bierkoning (12111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big foamy head. Beautiful ruby dark color. Aroma has coffee and licorice. Malty flavor with lots of licorice and cinnamon. Strong alcohol burn. Long licorice and cinnamon finish. A very nice beer with just a bit too much herbs.
jcwattsrugger (12015) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
08-750ml bottle-thanks to Glenn from Monmouth Rugby-pours a big tan head and brown color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt, spice-nutmeg, dark fruit-raisin. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-chocolate, spice-nutmeg, pine, dark fruit-raisin/plum.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A fabolous smelling beer that HAS to be above 5 degrees C, otherwise it has a very powerful taste of alcohol.
BeerandBlues2 (11861) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle from www.belgianshop.com. Pours mahagony with minute bubbles quickly rising to greet a rocky tan head; creamy lined lacing. Yeast (earthy, cobwebs) and oak, caramel malt aroma, alcohol notes and wheay dough. Sweet candied caramel, maple malt like brown sugar melting on your tongue flavor, medium bitter and acidity, spicy apple hop notes. Medium warm body with a fizzy, spicy dry finish.