iosonomarco (41) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Al naso è dolce, maltata, con notevoli e invitanti sentori fruttati (uva, ciliege) e floreali. Al palato la prima cosa che si nota è un intenso sapore di caramello con sentori di miele, poi con la degustazione salgono ti tono il malto e il fruttato. Il retrogusto è piacevolmente amarognolo.
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark amber colour, with a very medicine/alcoholic nose. Not so vibrant on the nose or the tongue. Somewhat tasty, but I’ve most definitely had better. Not as fruity or flavourful as I would like.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Saloon, Amsterdam. A reddish and strong ale with fruity and alcohol scent (not good). Taste of malts and berries. Decent enough.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle – color of amber , clear – nice white head , lingering - nose of jasmine , sweet fruitiness , caramel , cherries , sulfur, and alcohol – taste of sweet fruit , floral , caramel , malts , tar , red cherries , and raisins – low carbonation , slightly tart– aftertaste caramel , malts , cereal , slight alcohol
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/18/06- 13 oz. on draft at the Hop Leaf, Chicago.
Overall, I also agree this was a "nice" beer. But, it was pretty straightforward- not very complex. I may have to try this one again, since other than the unique glass, I didn’t find this one to be too special. Lots of other more interesting Belgians out there.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice red color. rich aroma of honey and malt and fruit. smooth palate very sweet but not cloying nice and malty.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Robe orangée claire surmontée d’une mousse beige crémeuse qui persiste. Arômes de cerises âpres. Saveurs de vieilles cerises, d’autolyse de levure et de caramel.
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer.
This beer is among the top 50 in the world. Strong but smooth. It has everything you drink beer for.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma has gone a little old and stale but still retians a spice and yeast factor to it. The appearance is bronze with huge clumps of floaties. I mean the entire beer is full of them. Flavor has staretd to fall apart and only gives off a old sweet stale malt with sugar sweetness. Little to no spice and yeast flavoring left behind. Beer is just to old.
mansquito (4066) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As far as I am concerned, the most interesting thing about this beer was the delightful glass in which it was served. Frankly, this is one of my least favourite of the strong Beligian beers. I drank it really slowly... has a rich palate though with a lot of flavour. Nice red color (I actually have a photo of the beer), but the taste was a bittersweet with too much alcohol in it and it does not even have that much alcohol.