scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany, beige creamy head. Nose is cherries jubilee drenched in toasted brown sugar. Flavor is well balanced, bittered, with shots of caramel, dark cherry, raisin, and a hint of fuzzy fruit. Full bodied, lively carbonation, smooth fruit finish. Another winner from these guys.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of carmel, port, very light lambic whifts, a dull sweet cherry, also a bit of raison comming through. Light brown with hints of red and orange, lots of lace with an ultra thin head, starts out with cherry, lots of raiso underneath, a good bit of bitterness, a bit of port, lots of carmell, well balanced, a light bitter chocolate, light cherry throughout, very nice, lambic is there kind of late.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUN 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. brown bottle. Corked and caged. Brewed in 2004 on front label. Loud pop as the cork is wrestled from the neck of the bottle.
It put up a fight, but I finally got it out. Poured out a deep amber / chocolate brown color, with a huge tan colored head. Huge lacing on this beer as it slowly slides down the sides of the chalice.
Aromas are of lactic wheat, mascerated cherries, yeast, malts, and alcohols. Effervescent carbonation makes it easy to keep a head on it. Almost champagne like, but not too carbonated. Just right for the style. A little bit of Belgian funk is present as well.
Rich, chocolately notes in the beginning of the beer, with a smooth mouthfeel coming in right behind it. Finishes rich, smooth, and chocolately. Odd combination in a Belgian beer, if you ask me. Slight lambic quality brings up the rear, and it finishes with a slight tang as well. A decent effort from Ommegang.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received a bottle of this for my birthday and I love it! Cherry and spices and malt and goodness come together in this excellent brew. Drank the whole thing out of the bottle
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2nd beer of Montreal Mondiale 2004. Red-brouwn, small tan head. Nutty aroma, some tomato sauce and fine herbs. Flavour is large: caramel, grainy nuts, red wine, whiskey. Scotch-like finish. Filling, had trouble finishing 4-oz sample. Thick creamy sticky palate. Outstandingly good.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber coloured. Aroma of apples, almonds and nuts. The flavour is malty with raisin notes.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow man, this stuff is damn good. So much so, that it makes me want to sit around tonight and discuss Hegal?s Phenomenology of Spirit with someone! All right, fine, how about some Hobes - Leviathan then.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beer pours a muurky reddish-brown with a short-lived white head. complex aroma of malt, alcohol, phenols and cherries. lambic charecter quite muted. flavor is strong, with yeast and malt notes predominate, cherries and hops in the back. lively on the palate-not too heavy for its size. great overall beer-complicated without being pummeling.
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark red/brown color. Aroma was mainly sweet with cherry, but some bread like malt tones where present.
Taste was a perfectly balanced mix of cherries, hops, spice and malt. A good beer.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red appearance with a short lived head. Tons of fruit in the aroma - cherries, apples, grapes along with a hint of red licorice. Then it gets a little spicier as it sets for awhile. Tart flavor with lively carbonation. Vinous, earthy finish. Lovely offering.