Crockett (1089) - Southampton, 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 (775) - 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.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at HBF from bottle. Poured burgundy, with a big head. Aroma of malt, fruit, yeast, spice, and peat. Tastes very complex with hints of all the aromas above. Nicely balanced, with well hidden alcohol.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In my oppinion this is the best brew from ommegang. Very complex and strong with lots of malt and fruity yeasty notes going on yet it isnt overbearing. QUite drinkable for such a strong beer. Goes down pretty easy.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome beer. Deep amber color with a long lasting tan head. Aroma really stands out. Strong spicy, flowery. Flavor is full and rich. Mouthfeel is awesome. Great beer. Can’t wait to try all the rest.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful deep dark red color. nice foam, not noticing the alcohol, a little rusty aftertaste, bitter in the end.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark burgandy red like a fine leather reading chair. Nice head and solid carbonation. The aroma is sweet, apple-spiced, light ethanol and wonderful perfumes. The flavor is apple peel with a slight bitterness then sweet malt and champagne yeasty fruitions. Alcohol is present and accounted for, but not over-bearing. This is one of Americas best crafted brews and a great bargain. Its a Strong Belgian-American.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep reddish brown color, frangrant aroma. One of my favorites and I drink this very often. The spices and the sweetness of the beer blends very well and leaves a wonderful aftertaste and mouth-feel.