Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively strong ale with plenty of particles floating about. I finally got to use my Kwak glass and holder! Nice citrus/dried cherry notes. Banana as well. Just a little different and well worth the effort.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer actually poured with chunks. It has the most floating particles I have ever seen. Also you can really feel them in the palate. The aroma has fruit, alcohol, caramel, rum, and vanilla. The flavor completely hides the alcohol with malt and spice. This has to be one of the biggest letdowns. The awful lumpy palate and complex taste make it hard to say whether itís good or bad.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cyprus @ All about Beer. Amber colored with firm white head. Malt aromas and nicely sweet taste. Very nice beer.
rederic (3203) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight cloudy amber hue, with some big flakes of lees swirling around, with a shy beige head, sweet alcoholic nose, with caramelized malt, brandyish accent, hint of spiciness, toffeeish note, with a honey touch in the aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet earthy grainy maltiness character, with a hint of fruitiness, warming accent, toffee note, leading towards a gainy malty, warmth alcoholic finish.
omhper (20718) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled at East End Brewery, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong] Amber colour, firm creamy head. Toffee is obvious up front. Caranel and almond dominates this fairly soft malt driven beer. It has solid body, a light yeast character and lightly grassy finish. Itís not very complex, but really pleasant.
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into Kwak glass at home. I had this on tap in belgium, but it transported well to Florida. Big creamy head that disappeared quickly during the pour. Beautiful amber color and a hint of bananas, my wife smelled cherries in her glass just to let you know how exact a science this is. The taste was fruity, again bananas and something else tropical. There was no hint of alcohol and the aftertaste hung around for just the write amount of time.
Oh yeah there is a forum thread somewhere about the glass. No gimmick just good design.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
slightly yellowish head
beautifull, orange-amber color (betwwen clear bronze and darker copper)
smells malty,spicy,corriander-like,some dryed fruits,a bit of hidden caramel-toffee
spice-taste, caramel-toffee taste, some citrus,some hops, a bit of alcohol
aftertaste nice, fruity bitterness,some caramel, warm,nice alcohol
well balanced, alcohol is warm, not harsh
i like it!
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A complex beer , with a nice smouth bitterness in the end. What a great beer. Canít say anything negative about it. Aroma was malty sweet and a touch of caramel. Flavor also had the same as the nose but a little sweeter, grassy, and yeasty.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at My Place, Newtown, CT. Have to disagree with Oakes on this one. Found it enjoyable, no matallic or sweat. A bit of spice, nothing too distinguishable though. But can anybody explain the origins of the funky glass?
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, served in an official Kwak mini-yard. Tall and golden appearance, opaque = great. Extremely smooth, sensual feel, aroma of bright fruits, banana; flavor of caramel slight bite to the end. A wonderful ale, will try to get this one again soon!