P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark dark with an off white head. big, lots of lace. So subtle yet so strong. Absolutely packed to the limit with flavor. Incredible. Fruity candy, pepper, chocolate, toffee, nutmeg, I could just list flavors ad infinitum. Incredible beer. Thank you Kaya
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can I say!! This beer great..
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An absolute brewing watermark. I wish that I could put into words this wonderful Belgian
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep chestnut brown. Humungous head of medium and compact bubbles. Tacky lace. Vinegar, fruit(figs, prunes), bacitracin, sweet and sour sauce, blue cheese, tobacco, leather, and alcohol aromas, to name a few. Figs, plums, sour berries, bitter bakerís chocolate, Stilton cheese, and an amalgam of spices and flavors I canít put a finger on. Mildly astringent and dry. A mild bitterness creeps down the back of the tongue, similar to the feel of an espresso. Really dry fruitiness as it warms.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost the perfect beer
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Raisin aroma, dark brown color, small head, strong alcohol aftertaste. Very good but not great. Paid $6.99 at Samís in chicago.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trying to rate this as honestly as possible. It comes across as a little harsh at first, but once you get used to the alcohol it becomes more pleasant. Quite woody, raisin, and some other things that Iím having trouble identifying. I get a lot of coconut in the nose. Iím not sure if a lot of the things I taste and smell in this are real or if theyíre just olfactory hallucinations brought on by the high alcohol content.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heavily sedimented throughout, real nice, very erratic lace. Alcohol prevails in the nose, but of course it should, itís 11+ percent! I think Iím going to need a whole 750 just to get all the words out. The spices and dried fruits last quite a while. Incredible incorporation of a whallop of alcohol. the complexity and depth round the whole package out. a wonderful exBEERience! Itís tough to keep in mind that there is actually that much alcohol. kind of scares me about those monks =)
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
choclate brown with even head and lots of sediment, strong solid and straightforward like a qb sneak on 4th and 1, subtle spiciness and lots of raisins, absolutely incredible job at masking the alcohol
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally i get my hands on this beer, and it surely does not disappoint. Amazingly complex and delicious. Alcohol wasnt apparent in my opinion. If only i didnt have to travel 300 miles to get it...