garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 Bottle: I have been waiting on tasting this for sometime now. I don’t know how to describe all the complexities in this beer. Pours a beautiful redish brown with little to no head. Smells of raisins and bread. WOW I can tatste to alcohol in this one alot. Also, raisins or plums as well. I’m gald I got a chance to taste this on my birthday. Whats a beer
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Secret Santa!! My favorite of the 6-8-10, this was like a heady cognac, deeply warming and fragrant. Pour rich dark brown with thick rocky head, aroma was like prunes soaked in bourbon, smooth with layers and waves of rich dried fruit and (to use the commercial deScription’s term) ’vinousness. Long bittersweet finish...did I say deeply warming? Can I say it again?
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this one’s amazing! Pours a murky brown with a good head. Aromas are wonderful with scents of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins, honey and slight citrus. Nice moderately sweet start and an excellent finish with a touch of bitterness. Texture and body were perfect and the last drop was just as good as the first. Quite simply the best I’ve had (so far).
Furseth (2056) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 09-Augusti 2006:
Dark brown hazy colour, nice foam.
Aroma of toffee, chocolate,and a bit of citrus.
The Flavor is almost the same. Nice medium body, and a long nice finish!
Werry nice !!
Nov-2012: Aroma of coffee, vanilla, woody, Whiskey(?) Dark Choclate, citrus,sweetmaltynes. Flavor had a nice vanilla/coffee mixed mouth feeling, dark choclate, alcy. Big body, long fruity finish. A werry nice complexed beer indeed! : 8/5-10/5-19= 4,7!
StueyD (1554) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark, blackish brown coloured beer with reddish tints and a thick, frothy white head. A light, perfumed nose, floral and sweetish, with lots of complex fruit aromas that is hard to put a finger on exactly what it smells like, but is beautifully scented! A smooth and full mouthfeel, the taste follows the nose, perfumed and floral. Then the rich berry fruits, raisiny and slightly vinous flavours come in, that carry through to a smooth finish. (Bottle - purchased from The Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk for £ 2.49 a bottle).
SSstout (5) - Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich dark mahagony from bottle to tulip with minimal head. Aroma of sweet nutty chocolate. Light on the palate with creamy, smooth flavor. Extremely well crafted. Appealing drinkability even to novice tasters. Highly reccommended.
thecollector (32) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured a mahongany brown color with minimal head. aroma is of chocolate, figs, and raisens. the mouthfeel is great with a nice creamy but light texture. flavors of light chocolate, figs, and a slight port like. very good.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown (actually a dark brown, not just a not-quite-black or dark red) with red edges when held to the sun. Average sized off-white creamy head which lasted about half way down the glass. In spite of the huge bulk of sediment, this beer was only slightly cloudy. Lots of suspended tiny particles. Aroma is moderately yeasty, predominantly sweet of candied pears, brown sugar, ripe brie (with some ammonia), earth, light alcohol, and a nice touch of aged scotch whiskey. Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately acetic, with notes of maple candy and caramel. Medium bodied, smooth, but somewhat watery, lively carbonation, vinegary finish. Undoubtedly a finely crafted beer, but not a 100 pointer in my most humble of opinions.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After much searching I finally found a bottle of this at some belgian beer bar in an alley in Stockholm, Sweden. Poured into the matching Rochefort glass a deep dark brown color with the perfect amount of froathy beige head that lasted the entire beer. Aroma is sweet like brown sugar, plum, raisin and alcohol. Flavor matches the aroma: plums, brown sugar/caramel, raisins and a deep alcohol undertone. All members of my family tried this beer and all enjoyed it. A classic!
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Wow what an improvement over the #8. The commercial deScription is right on. Aromas of vineous grapes, plums, light chocolate. Flavor is plums, grapes, chocolate tones. Full mouthfeel, and very soft, and light in weight. Those damn belgians are awesome arent they!