fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely sweet aroma, some spice and smoke present as well. Sugary/toffee malt, hints of nutmeg. Thin malt, seems a bit watered down for the style. Smooth, but little to no hop character. Notes of cinnamon. A nicely flavored, smooth Belgian, but not incredibly complex.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 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.
eetcafealgarve99 (12) - quarteira, PORTUGAL - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity and malty aroma
Dark herry wood, head like whipped cream, a bit gunk floating around.
A bit fruit and sweet sherry, but all in all disappointing.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in its trademark glass at the Map Room in Chicago. Very sweet caramel flavor with a mild bitterness. Hints of licorice in the body. Altogether smooth and hides its alcohol quite well.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I admit, I wanted this for the gimmicky glass it came in, but I still don’t know the reason/origin of the glass and base. This was rather mild for a strong ale. The Belgian yeast was there in full force - especially pungent in banana and currant. My main qualm with this was the aluminum/brassy mouthfeel and finish. It was rather distracting and definitely affected the lasting impression. I want one of those glasses though.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a foot glass.Sparklnig amber,huge off white head.Tiny bead. Dry yeasty nose. Nearly astringent yeasty malt flavor.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber colour, clear with a nice foam. Very interesting aroma of smoked bacon, burnt almond. A great beer.
scpullen (25) - Hitchin, Herts, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(330ml). -caramel malt flavor, fruity, big and nice head, warming finish