Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond colour, strong and large creamy head. Spicy and sweet-alcoholic aroma, palate is creamy, herby, finish is bitter with a sweet touch. nice Strong beer.
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Murky, golden/ tan pour. lingering, small white head. Smells of burnt sugar, fruit. I liked the aroma very much. Flavor was explosive, wow, wasn’t expecting such tanginess. Spiceness is nice. Some nice sweet maltiness and fruit/ toffee maybe. Incredibely rich.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Sweet tangy and alcoholic nose. Reasonable semi cloudy blonde looks with good head retention and nice lace. Spicy, creamy, soapy, slight citric notes and just way too much alcohol showing. Spicy and slightly acrid finish. *yawns*
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great thick white head and golden yellow body. Nice lacing on the glass throughout. Sweet flavor, frothy on the palate, followed by fruit and alcohol. Possibly orange/lemon aftertaste.
This thing really packs a punch. Good beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 9L bottle courtesy of Stephen on 01/09/2010. Very clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet floral and earthy hop aroma with lots of candi sugar. Sweet flavor with lots of candi sugar and a bit of noble hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6
11/16/2005 - Pours a goldent color with a white head that mostly dissipates. This was a very sweet beer with a light bitter aftertaste. 5/4/8/4/15 - 3.6
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A medium orange/golden color with a pure white medium head when poured. The head dissapates quickly leaving just a trace behind. This beer has a light aroma with an earthy smell with just a hint of bananas and apples. Strong overtones of citrus (grapefruit) hops are also present. The body was clear and sparkling. Initially acidic and swwet, the beer leaves a medium bitter taste on the tongue. This isn’t a dry beer, despite the relatively strength. A decent beer for a cold evening.
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Appeared is a almost cloudy yellow. Very little head that left quickly. The smell is of a skunked pineapple. The flavor is initially sweet and robust, but is quickly broken into by a sour aftertaste. At 10.5% ABV this one goes down warm and keeps you warm throughout. Take it easy, Matey!
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(BJCP Class) Smells skunk right off the bat. After warming up this was a huge beer. Tons of Alcohol and a dark pale gold yellow color with a great head. Very carbonated which too style is great. Strong dry spicy fruity flavor. A mild, dry beer which made this a good beer. Careful too many and you will end up walking the plank. Arrrgh.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from whole foods. aroma is mild...bread, banana-y esters. light gold with a huge dense white head that doesn’t seem like it’s going to go anywhere. medium body. flavor is immediately sweet and a little tart, with honey, banana, some spiciness...this fades into a damn near perfectly balanced trio of mild alcohol, some hop bitterness, and the malty/candisugar sweetness. it’s hard to believe this is actually 10.5, feels much lower. leaves the mouth a tiny bit sticky, but definitely not cloying. this is stellar, like duvel’s big brother (only not quite as good). would be amazing if the aroma brought more to the table.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Hazy apple cider colored with some scum for head. Alcohol, apple and pineapple in the nose. Sweet with some yeasty pinapple. Finishes sticky with some bitterness and lots of alcohol.