argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid American version of a Belgian. Sweet, fruity & caramelly malty aroma, and yummy sweet fruity caramel chocolate flavor. Dry finish, though slightly astringent. Quite a delight.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet spicy-malty aroma -- warm and welcoming. Lovely dark unfiltered copper color. Mildly sour, but flavorful with some residual banana esters. A little too sour and in your face for a gentle Belgian, and a little too subtle for a knock you out American.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had to re-rate this, since I tried it before tasting Westy and Rochefort. I initially rated it a 4.1. But I really had to re-rate it after trying Weyerbacher Quad, which absolutely blows this stuff away and is comparable to any beer in the world.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best offering in their lineup,why didn’t they cave age this????
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Certainly not the best Belgian Strong ever. However for the price, it is a great beer.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - MAY 2, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer really impressed me with the head on it. Dark color with very little sweetness to me. It doesn’t hide the alcohol though. I need to get a bottle of this and age it for awhile. ;)
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - APR 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really fruity, goes down smooth, but it seems to lack some true Belgian Strong Ale Qualities. Not too expensive, which is a big plus.
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uncorking the bottle releases wonderful abbey style aroma. Great appearance with a good head. Initially has slight apple taste, then quickly turns to caramel. Very dry finish, and alcohol not too present. Could be a bit sweeter for this style.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma was so pleasant...plum, vanilla, citrus rind, and more. The 12 oz bottle was more enjoyable. I think my 750ml was too young as the yeast was floating top & bottom and the dry finnish wasn’t as prevailant. The bottle itself is chock full of info. I highly recommend this beautiful tasty ale.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla, dark chocolate, prunes, orange peel, and anise with a dry warming finish. It’s in there.