paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful creamy head settles into a brown sugary, chocolately aroma that reminds me of how beer "should" taste if I were living in old times drinking from a wooden barrel at some tiny village or hamlet. This beer tastes like silky chocolate Earth. Best beer Iíve tasted in my life.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Pours a dark brown with a fast leaving head. Tastes of caramel and fruits. This is what made me love belgian ales.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
04. pours a dark brown, with a thin beige head. smells of dark fruits, and vinegar. Very clean smooth taste, slight alcohol burn. Taste very similar to the smells, dark fruits, and even a bubble gum flavor. Very complex and very good.
brstp (201) - - JAN 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, semi-fluffy tan head. Aroma is of plum, maple syrup, chocolate, a tiny bit of alcohol. Taste becomes better as it warms, much the same as the nose with some alcohol burn and dried fruit. Awesome velvet mouthfeel.
This is way too awesome for my weak palate, will hopefully get better and re-rate soon.
skoisirius (1887) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 12 oz bottle into a 2 oz Snifter glass. Somehow Iíve never got around to rating this, but we just popped one, so here goes: The beauty pours a dark to almost black brown with a very retentive and perfect tanned head sitting up top. The aroma on this is simply incredible. Cherries, plums, banana, and hints of rainsins are all present, while also bringing a huge sweet malt characteristic back by a tiny hint of milk and dark chocolates. This is one of those beers that echoes almost completely its nose. Flavors starting in a sweet chocolately malt department move into a very complex fruity taste with plums, figs, cherries, and apples being very present. Absolutely incredible mouthfeel, very smooth and velvety, medium carbonation. The ever so slightest alcohol singe is present into the finish, but is done so well, itís perfectly built into the brew. This is by far one of the best beers on the planet, and drinking them aged will only blow your mind even further!!
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Way too complex for my amateur tastes. One question, what are the chunks all over the bottom?
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice opaque dark borwn with a with nice little white head. The aroma is that of caramel, banana, raisens, figs, and slight alcohol burn. The flavor echoes the nose with a nice burn on the finish. I love this beer, and I fell it is every bit a quad as the Westy.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a small dissipating head. No lacing. Aroma of malt and raisins. Full, floral, yeasty, chewy, smoky, fruity flavour. Smooth like velvet. Excellent.
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with a 1/2" creamy off-white head. The aroma has malt, raisnins, toffee, chocolate... and many others I couldnít nail down. Very complex taste with citrus and wood apparent. It was slightly bitter and I could notice the alcohol ever so slightly. Very smooth and balanced.
01jimmen (9) - umea, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice dark beer!Nicely roasted taste,dried friuts and a touch of chocolate.Almost no alcolhol taste concidering itís 11,3%!Truly an excellent beer!