CapFlu (4714) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium almonde head and a copper body. Bouquet nose of sweet caramel malt and vanilla. Sweet whiskey and spice are undertones. Good!
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
100th Beer rating! Saved this baby for the US/Mexico match. Dark brown with a creamy head. Smells of malt, raisons, cinnamon, and apples. Full bodied once it hits your mouth. Tastes sweet with subtle hints of apples, sweet malts and some alcohol. Spicy beer that finishes a little tart - complex brew.
Sammy (9249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great take on the belgian style. On the sweet side with a lot of malt and some yeast. Sugar yes, adding to teh creamy mouthfeel.Apricots? Dates? Delightful accompanyment throughout the meal and after. One of the few beers I MUST have again over many other very good ones. Brown color and beautiful bubbly head
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 Bottle - 10/18/07 - Not quite as good as I remember. Thinner and not as strongly flavored. Still quite good though [Original Rating} - Deep reddish brown in color with a thick off-white head. Spicy/yeasty aroma with the classic sweetish taste with many different and complex undertones. Although high in alcohol, the taste of this is not apparent. A very good beer, but one (maybe 2) is enough.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown appearance, with a tan frothy head. Not the kind of head that I expected. Spicy coriander in aroma, slight smell of yeast. Flavor is similar, but with alarming spiciness at the beginning. Alcohol afterburn. Good beer.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep fluffy head. Little lacing. Deep garnet color. Fruity, wine-like aroma with a hint of licorice?? Taste of wine, then sweet and as promised dry. Not bad at all.
jtw (1135) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 yeasty winey aroma, green sour apple and tart cherries--deep solid burgundy color with a huge fizzy, caramel-colored head. intense flavor! starts with sweet fruit/honey and candy, and turns dryly alcoholic. very dry finish. kind of like drinking a candy apple with alcohol. great beer!
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour with a fizzy lasting head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is yeasty. Belgian candy and raisin flavors, slight medicinal. Good palate, not dry like some Belgians.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a thick tan head. Aromas of toffee, belgian yeasts,and maybe some sweetness. The flavours are many but quite subdued sweet, malts, toffee,mild chocolate, soft carbonation. This is a nice beer but I've had far better belgians for less money.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially very good flavor, but it does become overbearing by the time you finish; share this 25.4 oz. bottle with someone! Carmelly aroma. Good head, good lace.