Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 keith-I must go against most people and say I am not a fan of this one. It looked fine and the aroma was nice as well but the taste was odd. Maybe I had an odd bottle, but this one tasted too yeasty that hits the throat poorly. I will try another bottle and see if its any better. rating 2.5
Eric-rerate-The bottle Keith got must have been bad/poorly stored or something. What i got here was a classic belgian strong ale (leaning towards a quad in some cases). pours a murky brown with a smooth tan head that lasted the entire time the beer was out. Funky aroma of brett, brown sugar, berries, and dark fruits. Lots of flavors going on here-brett, brown sugar, other spices, roast, belgian yeast-very complex. This beer has the complexity of a quad but the body of a dubbel. Keith, WTF!? This beer is truely amazing since its available just about anywhere in the country.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick beige head on on a dark brown body. Nose is awesome-like warm bannana pudding and malt. The taste is very chewy-some prune, soy sauce, malt, black licorice, and malt. The finish is thick and leaves an aftertaste that lingers a long time. I really like this. This would be a good beer to drink all day.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a deep dark brown that is red tinted, a little light escapes through this, head is thick and slightly dark hued. has a unique banana pudding aroma, i’ve never experienced anything with an aroma like this. taste is malty with assorted fruit earthy hints. leaves a caramel finish that is enjoyable. there is also a wheaty taste hidden in this. i need a few more to really figure this beer out. but i like it.
otaku (5) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Serving Type: 750ml bottle corked and caged(bottle-conditioned).
Aromal: Sweet, Malty. Caramel! Strong nose.
Appearance: Big foaming off-white head with itsy-bitsy bubbles. Highly carbonated with rich, dark amber color. Very sticky lacing.
Flavor: Sweet yet spicy. Fruity. Tropical. Plums.
Palate: Medium body. Tingles the palate. High carbonation.
Overall: A sipping brew that sneaks up on you. I don’t have much more to say. Outstanding. Execellent. Superb. Great. I want more!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red...sweet and fruity nose...very fruity first sip with a severe alcohol bite right after...this is my least favorite Ommegang...Hennepin and Rare Vos are both far superior in quality and complexity...
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very fruity aroma of amareto (sp?) and ripe bananas.
A nice robust redish brown with a slightly foamy head.
The taste is of ripe bananas and sweet roast. Does not have the hoppy bite...or any sort of balancing kick to contrast the sweet malts.
A little too sweet for my liking.
Crockett (1067) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogony with a thin tan head. Wood earth and light booze nose. Alcohol increases drastically as it warms. Some burnt malt flavours. Peppery carbonation, great considering the beer is probably 4 years old. Bready yeasty and sour. Light dried fruit and chocolate. Toffee and hopped dry finish.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep ruby red, beige head. malt, cherry, mild yeast, brown sugar and boozy aroma. flavour has dark bread and earth with figs, raisins, yeast and toffee.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pop shot, huge head, fruity yeasty aroma, complexity throughout. Fantastic strong ale. Love it.
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big HUGE fluffy head, complex aroma of yeast, fruit, malt and spices. Deep reddish brown. strong fruity esscence (raisins, currants?) Well masked alcohol, becoming more pronounced as the glass emptied. Nice finish, very dry on the palate.