benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured nicely into a custom glass which was a little weird. The glass had its own wooden holder. Great flavor and very well balanced. Nice finish.
cgarvieuk (21097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 02/2007 ...Ruby colour with an odd aroma, malty bitter with long linger and odd after taste. 1.4
bottle at home ... ruby ... small tan head ... protien bits floating ... sweet toffee ... berry fruits ... sweet fruits ... soft berry ... quite bananana ... 2.9
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malty candy nose. Spice and toffee follow. Red, small head. moderate lacing left. Flavors, caramel, sugary floral hops. spice. a bit too sugary sweet for me. Full body, warm, well balanced.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Pour was a dark brown with a huge four finger puffy head. The taste was dark fruit, caramel and malt. The constant battle between alcohol burn and sweetness was interesting. Not very well balanced but good.
Braudog (6299) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 I uncorked this monster 75cl bottle with a glimmer in my eye. This poured dark copper with poofy and big (but airy) head. Brown sugar and sweet alcohol are the primary characteristics of the aroma. The flavor, on the other hand, is heavily titled to the caramel ... very sweet, almost candied. (#2766, 3/31/2007)
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 First rating
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget
Clear copper color, lasting tan head. Acidic, caramell and light fruity scent. Vinous and sweet, spicy and yeast, also alcohol taste. Medium body, rather high co2. Medium bitterness. Sweet and chocolate aftertaste.
Bottle at a blind tasting, on August 30, 2009
Clear copper color, off-white head. Spicy, alcohol, sweet scent. Hoppy, spicy, sweet, phenolic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
yep fruity and malty alright. nice bready body like banana creampie. apricot or guava maybe both. the candy rind. you can notice the alcohol burn. though it’s not bad. not my type but real good.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I enjoyed this some years ago in Belgium and recently stumbled across it in my local off licence, complete with glass and wooden stand. Poured a nice sized head which shrunk quick enough, had a mild aroma with hints of fruit.
Drank it rather quickly and enjoyed to the end
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured in the original glass with wood suport. As I poured this beer in the glass, a strong aroma of dark dried fruits and caramel surprised all of us. The color was clear brown/red with a nice head (cortesy of the shape of the glass). It has a nice malt flavour, with dried grapes and plums, caramel, dark sugar and nuts, and in the end, the caracteristic citric flavour that I atribute to the belgian yeast strains. It has a warm alcohol presence, maybe some liqueur like Frangelico. The flavour had a nice persistence and I waited a little before drinking other beer, so I didn’t lose these nice flavours. I really liked it.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 The appearance is clear amber with a thin off white head. The nose is floral with grapefruit hops and some lemon. The initial flavor was bitter with a sweet caramel finish along the sides of your mouth. Overall it is great beer with a good look and the right amount of flavor and carbonation.