bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 29, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
dark brown with a little red color. light brown head that is full and lasting. complex fruit and nut aroma. can definitly taste the black currant over the rasin and plum as those are more common beer flavors. very light and fluffy palate, swishes around in your mouth instead of being syrpy. no hint of the 11.3 % booze. excellent.
Nejhleader (1407) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
wow. Itís hard to describe the excellence of this beer. You get what you pay for from this grandma. Raison aroma. The colour is a nice dark ruby. Canít even notice the high alcohol content. would love to have more of these, but my wallet disagrees.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the alcohol content is great. The ber was good. much nicer flavor the #6 with a better finish but still the sediment is a lttle unnerving.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy brown with small tan head. Nice arom of plums and apple. Malty, syrupy, beer that hides the 11% ABV very well. Bitter, dry, roasty, smoky finish. Very complex. The upper echelon of beers.
tennisjoel (1270) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma. Berries, citrus, lemon, vanilla, chocolate, just wonderful. Appearance: Tannish brown with large particalia floating throughout. Some brown spots noticed within the off white tan head. The aroma is just enticing me to taste. But, Iím also trying to let it warm to the recommended 54-58 degrees. This is good, so complex. Nice brown sugar flavor with many of the aromas noted above as well. The 11.3% ABV is well hidden. The only negative to this beer is the price which I paid (close to $9). I guess you pay for what you get, which in this case is a top of the line beer!
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cL bottle from Belgium trip in 2000. Beautiful tan head and lacing. Malty aroma with fruit and leather. Alcohol aroma (but not as much as the 8). Vanilla & wood flavors with delicious malt flavor plus the alcohol. Perfect body to fit the full flavor. Excellent beer especially with the age. Yum.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well. thereís not much else to say than this: this is a beer for special occasions. I hope everybody has something to celebrate when drinking this. Itís delightful.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BAM! Pours with very dark brown color with creamy tannish head. Laces. Nose is chocolate covered cherries, fruity, yet chocolatey. Flavor is of deep malty and chocolate tones with fig/plumlike character. Alcohol presence is very balanced. Velvety smooth, yet big and bold. A definite lip smacker!!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
POW! What a beautiful beer!
Itís a dark-brown black with a massive, lasting, off-white head. The carbonation is creamy and the palate is velvety. The aroma is amazing! Itís redolent with stone fruits, cherries and chocolate, brown sugar/molasses, and orange peel. Itís like dessert!
The palate is medium-weight with a velvety feel, and a heavy alcoholic finish. The flavor is well-balanced, starting sweetly and ending in a long bitter finish. This is totally a tail-wagger of a beer!
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thereís no denying it, this is a great beer. Nice full body in palate, aroma and flavor. Upon pouring you can smell the plum and rasin. Well balanced and looks great. It finishes a bit astringent for my tastes, but that does nothing to take away from the quality of this beer.