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 (5294) - 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
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 750mL bottle.
Head is average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts/shells, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of apple skin and sherry.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Rather ordinary and dull.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
gorgeous gold-red color. slight head, no clinginess. quite thin mouthfeel but has some sort of ooomph. very apple-ish, reminds me of knight’s ale in a big way. tasty. it’s a toss up with knight’s ale, imho.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. I may have a bit of prejudice in favour of the Trappists when sampling a BSA, but this is a good solid beer with a lot of flavour.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Light amber with a decent, lasting head and lace. Subdued aroma of light cookie dough, yeast, herbs, alcohol and more. Light to medium bodied, tame carbobation, a malty and yeasty flavor profile with notes peach, brown sugar, spicy alcohol, hops and more. Turns creamier and sweeter as it warms. Very drinkable, warming and satisfying. Reminds me of Chimay red a bit. Pissed me off because when I opened, it gushed everywhere and made a friggin mess. Good belgium. Thank you ecrvich.