ramvij24 (1) - USA - MAR 20, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I would rate as the best beer i have had so far. Not too sweet, not too bitter, the exact mix.
salvador (10) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Dark brown, cloudy, cherry red when held up to light. Very strong caramel/marmite (!) smell. Thick dark brown head which dissipates fairly quickly. Very sweet, like Rochefort in taste but just... more so. Too much so, to be honest. Long, long aftertaste. Prefer Rochefort 8.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. aroma of berries, sweet malt, lightly hopped. Light off-white lace. pours a deep mahogany colour. Medium-bodied, sweet, well balanced malt. strong alcohol (11.3%) warms you up quite nicely. lingering bitterness.
A nearly perfect beer!
Eructoblaster (2754) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magnificent dark brown body with glints of ruby. Its head is a nice brown one but it faded within two minutes in my glass. Intense and amazing nose dominated by coffee and kahlua. Once in the mouth, it makes you enjoy a mix of numerous flavors including grape and chocolate. Hides its 11,3% of alcohol pretty well. Long, sweet and warm final. The jerk who said that Budweiser is "king of beers" should try that one...
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 A very very good brew with tons of complex flavors to it. Like the westy 12 but more spicey and perky. A must try if you can find it.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Bottle. Dark in color and full flavored. Rich and complex. Excellent beer. Very smooth. Well balanced beer. Very fruity flavored like plum or raisins. Complex.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours with a muddy brown cloudy color that gets much lighter (almost clear but still cloudy) at the top of the glass. red hues through the center from some angles. rich tan head that leaves dense lacing on the glass. aroma is all sweet, like dried bing cherries. very high carbonation, which I didn't remember from the last one. starts with candy sugar flavors, fruity malt and finishes off with pleasing hop flavor then mild alcohol. one of my favorites.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a two-finger light brown, thick head that leaves some lace. Malty nose has hints of raisin. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation and a murky brown color but no yeast. Starts and finishes sweet, very smooth, you don't notice the high ABV. $7.99 for a 330ml bottle.
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this was a great experience for me.As near to perfection as you can get in a beer.I was going to save the beer until itīs sell by date(18-02-08).Iīve had it for six months but i just couldnīt wait.
Pours with a beautiful thick head.Lovely murky brown/reddish colour.Great feeling in the mouth.Smooth on the tongue with a wonderfuly long aftertaste.Taste is so complex that it defies description. Every mouthful is a delight.The alcohol is well hidden.I wish i had another bottle because on is not enough.I would love to try this beer aged but i am too weak willed to have a bottle stored in my cellar.I enjoyed this beer more than i did than westvleteren 12.Luckily it is easier to get hold of than westvleteren.
BIGC (29) - USA - MAR 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
not as complex as westvleteren 12. I had this $7.50 11.2 fl. oz stamped 27-05-08. Poured out murky brown with a little carbonation. The thin creamy brown head gave way for the chocolate cake like aroma. as for flavor, yummy sweet plum, raisin, chocolate. instead of a little hop bite i got a spicy finish with lingering alcohol, i guess the 11.3 % is what did it. let this one warm up for another awesome experience. I think if it was aged another 2 years or so i would've enjoyed as much as westvleteren 12 which is why i gave it a 17, but do not pass this one up. cheers