skaughty (627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 Served in the most interesting wooden test-tube glass (apparently authentic to the brand). The color is a ruddy brown, with a decent carbonation. Scent of banana. The taste was really clean with a mild spiciness, making room room for a clean (yet short) "bite-free" finish. A litlle dry.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish copper color, medium tan head that thins quickly. moderate lacing. sweet and hoppy notes, light candi and graham cracker. snappy carbonation, mild sweet malt, gentle hop/alcohol aftertaste. I can see why people love/hate this. Has my love vote.
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a nectar like - dark orange color with a thin, white head with decent lacing. Specks of sediment float around to top it off. Pleasant, zesty, spicy aroma with elements of molasses, dates and rum-soaked fruitcake. Enticing flavor, little bit of maple syrup, alcohol, dates,and raisins. Very smooth palate - coats the tongue. Very drinkable strong Belgian Ale.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 An old favorite that has fallen some in my esteem. I come back to this beer now and then as a change of pace but something has kept it from being a regular for me. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy light caramel color with a small foamy light tan head that quickly faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cola, peach, pear and hints of caramel and bread. The flavor was toffee, peach, pear, cola and a hint of sourdough bread. Medium length finish of toffee, fruit and cola. Medium body. Solid but not outstanding.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours beautiful burnt orange color with a creamy off-white head that stays well and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is rich, fruity - dried apricots and plum pudding - with molasses, yeast and spice. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with a spicy, grassy hop finish. Thick body and smooth carbonation.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber in colour. hoppy aroma. same hoppy flavour,sweet, mildly tannic,and some caramel. not a bad beer
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good amber belgian. Sweet in flavor, reminded of plums. A pleasant head on the top, and although the beer was cloudy, it was definitely pleasant.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330 ml bottle, best before 09/2005
Light brown with slight amber tint and thin white lacing. Huge candi aroma, caramel, honey and spice, especially black pepper. Slight floral aroma as well. Alcohol is apparent. Flavour of fruit including raisins and plums, some berry, and a faint coffee flavour. Long fruity finish and very tasty.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
hints of chocolate malt and spicy alcohol with light floral hop aromas.
dark golden/light amber colouration, head dispersed quickly.
sweet caramel and spicy complexity with light floral hop flavours.
thin body with sharp spiciness and dry lightly bitter finish.
very enjoyable beer.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not your average Belgian Strong Ale, this one has a darker robust malty flavour.