joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma with notes of spices, fruits and marzipan.
Sweet flavour of spices with notes of fruits and alcohol.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Federal in Durham, NC. Served in a 1/5-yard glass in a wooden holder. Caramel color, slightly turbid. Caramel aroma and flavor with vanilla and alcohol undertones coming out in the flavor.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in the kwakj glass. Nice and rich. Sweet and a bit peppery. Malt character dominates. Very nice.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear red with a large white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma of candy sugars, malts, and a little leather. Also slightly floral. Very sweet flavor, with some alcohol and a hint of a metallic unpleasantness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly good.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Federal in Durham, NC and served in a Kwak glass (with the wooden stand). Amber color with a decent white head. Sugary and malty aroma with a hint of spice. Very sweet malty beer with spices and caramel candy flavors. Enjoyable.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Medium amber, smallish head. Malt aroma. Malty flavor with yeast and spices.
scotty (1081) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely amber colour, not much of a head tho’ Big malty nose ...nice! Likewise, the palate bursts with complex malty flavours, sweet, but not cloying, a delicious, full flavoured brew, unfortunately NOT served in the unique glass. Peckhams, Clerk St, Edinburgh...an excellent range.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 75 cl bottle.
Aroma: malt, honey, caramel or toffee.
Apperance: orange yellow soft, yellowish white head.
Flavour: sweet, mild, vanilla, small bitterness, some sourishness.
Palate: ordinary, foamy, fizzy, soft.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Alcohol and sugary sweetness in the aroma. Light brown with a fairly thin head for the style. Medium malt character that goes sweet in the middle with some metallic tinged alcohol in the finish.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like a soft drink in the glass, with bubbles clinging along the inside of the tulip. The head was bubbly and frothy.
Aroma is metallic and alcoholic, not very apealing at all. Huge alcohol flavours in the palate, it really dominates the beer. The rest of the flavours are metallic, with some caramel malts in there too. The finish is like that of a strong rum, with little bitterness and more alcohol burn. Fairly poor for a belgian strong in my opinion.