drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Really complex beer. Cloudy brown body with a huge off white head. Aroma was slightly sweet with some yeast and some alcohol. Flavor is so complex its hard to describe. I tasted the raisin, plum, and black currant, plus some caramel sweetness, a bit of tanginess, and a slight alcohol burn. A wonderful, complex, well-made beer.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just deliscious, it’s rochefort cheese features are great and the aroma is a little sweet, it is just a nice beer, better than the 8, and I’m not really into high alcohol percentage beers.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong in color and taste. The alcohol is strong but with all the different flavors going on it is not overpowering. I do get just a odd bit of salt.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Jul 2010). Raisins, bready malts, some chocolate, caramel and lots of alcohol. This was nice and richly balanced but two things prevented me from enjoying it more. Firstly the high alcohol presence and secondly the high carbonation level which seemed inappropriate in a beer of this strength and depth.
beercountry (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this one is one ot the best i ever drunk. great stuff. Perfect body no alcohol taste
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark color and aromas were sweet and spicy. Flavor was sorta malty and a bit sweet but very nice. I really enjoyed this brew even though how strong it is.
mjg74 (2665) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a super deep brown color. A little sediment floating around. Sweet aroma. Caramel and sweet candy, along with some dark fruit. Slightly sweet malty flavor up front. Dark fruits and roasted malts. Maybe even a little chocolate. Slight alcohol burn.
thornecb (4690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Bottle says 06 10 04. Sampled 04 17 07. Medium sized bubbles on quickly dispersing head. Aroma of caramel and leaves. Deep burgundy appearance. Alcohol, plum and raisin notes. Tastes wonderful. Full, thick, lively and long. I always feel happier after I’ve had one.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy walnut colored haze with a thick slighly off white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, sweet alcohol, and has a burnt nuttiness. Flavor is of alcohol, dark fruits, with a hint of chocolate. Finish is somewhat souring. Fizzy, yet silky medium mouthfeel that coats the tongue. This is quite amazing.
peterkh (13) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl Bottle. Just as good as everybody claims. Fantastic aroma. Nice and "warm" taste with a touch of plum and caramel. Only a slight (warming) taste of alcohol (considering the %). A very complex beer that you can enjoy again and again (and again)