lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark caramel color with a one finger off white head. aroma is malt and hops. light to medium body with ok lacing and good carbonation. flavor is malt, hops, and a musty flavor that is also in the aroma. has some grain in the aroma and flavor as well. has a little sweet flavor and is a little sticky on the lips. has a little bread aroma as it warms, not bad for a Belgian ale! has a dry hop aftertaste, and the hops aroma gets a little stronger as it warms. pretty smooth.
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours sparkling amber with a small fizzy light brown head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of butterscotch and maple syrup. Medium bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation and a metallic finish. Short duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; alcohol and metal flavors.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a coppery gold. Initial flavour was bright and clean with caramel, orange peel, licorice/anise, coriander, and a hint of candy sugar. When yeast poured in the profile became more bitter and turbid on the taste buds.
ekstedt (5904) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper, with thin and quickly disappearing off-white head (am not really sure it was off-white, is went away so fast). Malty, heavy, alcoholic aroma with some herbal hops and notes of rye bread and apricot. Medium to light bodied. A bit unbalnced flavour, alcohol is too evident. Still interesting.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
its copper colored and much like a eku without too much thickness. medium head. enjoyable. served in a silly glass where i went.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this beer at Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro in the Highlands area of Denver. Fantastic experience. It was at proper temp and served in an actual proper Kwak glass. Aroma was floral and malty. Taste was fantastic. Some great spice, floral and maltiness. It was richer and more caramel than a triple. Mouthfeel was heavier too, medium to heavy body. All in all a delicious beer and I’d be glad to have it again.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a beautiful glowing clear copper/orange with a minimal cream colored head. Spicy toffee malt and mild alcohol aromas, almost like bourbon, but not as strong or oaky, with some trailing yeast scents after swirling. Off-sweet caramel and spice flavors---citrus peel, coriander, nutmeg? Very smooth and subtly sweet/mild spice on the finish. Quite enjoyable. I especially like the fact that I found this at the local supermarket.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and malty, thick, very lightly perfume-like.
When I got down to the yeasty goodness, I was really interestingly pleased with the flavor. Good big ass beer to drink while watching Kevin Smith Strikes Back!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours amber with a thick large-bubbled of white head. Aroma of strong malt graininess. Mild perfume-like hops in the aroma. Strong sweetness to the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Very good beer.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a copper amber color and formed a nice bubbly white head. A good amount of tiny bubble carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and cinnamon. A flavor of malt and caramel, with a decent amount of sweetness to a medium body. Slightly astrigent finish.