greenmanalishi (496) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 750ml bottle. Pours reddish amber with a medium-sized, off-white head. Malt, nut, fruity, complex taste but I agree with the reviewer who noted that the lingering sweetness "masks the depth of the beer" and there is also a slight metallic edge at times. Still, a very interesting and drinkable ale.
Eructoblaster (3366) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in the Kwak glass. Limpid amber body with average carbonation and a lasting off-white foamy head. Very good and complex malty aroma with spicy and pine notes. Very well balanced malty/hoppy taste that carries some oaky hints. Ends with a good bittersweet finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very good stuff!
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, yet not cloying, and characterized by interesting notes of spices-to-be-named. Everything about this is classicly Belgian: full bouquet of yeast and spices, lovely boastful head, pretty dark ale colors and supremely drinkable. Something about those spice notes keeps me coming back.
janubio (529) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, served in the Kwak glass. Pours a nice but not very creamy head, that doesn’t last much, Aroma: raisins, tropical fruits, spices, caramel. Very sweet flavor, maybe too much because it masks the depth of the beer. Mouth, licorice, tropical fruits, some hot spice that I can’t indentify, caramel.
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed reddish brown ale with a thick off white head. A sweet brown sugar aroma, with light orange notes, and light maraschino cherries. In mouth, a sweet malt, biscuity and maderized, with more of an orangey character. Medium bodied. 750 mL bottle from Bieropholie imports.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with a lot of big floaties. Pretty color. Strong caramel aroma. Some fruit and malt also. Started sour and ended sweet. Alcohol is slightly noticable, otherwise very, very good.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No Kwak glass. Somehow I’ll live. Deep, toffee color. Creamy, full head. Very heavy and quite alcoholic. Malty-sweet with lots of dark fruits. An adequate Belgian that has gained its popularity not through the complexity of taste but through the novelty of stemware.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich beer. Draft @ the Abbaye in Philly. A rich amber color. Sweet caramel, syrupy, spicey, fruit. Very good.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft at Peculier Pub in NYC] Very thick, dense head...deep and very dark brownish red color. Sweet, dark roasted fruit, caramel, malt flavors. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Just about what you’d expect from a good beer of this style. Pretty awesome.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Delirium, Brussels. One of the best looking beers around ;-) Good fruity aroma, yeast, malt. Taste is quite complex, especially when warmed up a little.