mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-conditioned(33cl) Pours a rich amber/brown color with a thick tan head, retains some, great lace. Big malt carmel aroma, a bit of earthy spice hides in their too, seems like a fall day brew. Full-bodied, sweet. Big malt flavor, butterscotch, and as others have said a bit metallic. Has an interesting finish, not bitter, but a bit of a bite that holds some lingering interest(yeast? spice?). Overall, a nice full-bodied beer, with some complexity but the metallic really is a shame.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big malt and caramel aroma. Poured dark amber color with nice sized tan head. Taste is brown sugar and yeast mostly with a small bit of cinnamon. Full bodied which nicely masks the 8%. Slight metalic taste.
Choos (619) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Powerful malt, buttersctoch and alcohol aroma. Brandy coloured heading toward red though slightly cloudy. Malty sweet with lingering bitterness but has metallic side notes. Nice and thick drinking becomes syrupy which seemed out of place with the metallic notes.
Lunkie (1422) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt butterscotch aroma with cloudy caramel colour. Short malt caramel flavour with smooth feel.
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is sweet caramel. The color is red-brown and it has a fine though collapsing beige head. The flavor is sweet caramel - nice for a Scotch ale. An good Scotch ale.
motelpogo (6702) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent enough stuff just tends a bit too much towards sweet and sticky. aroma of malted milk and caramel. tasted of brown sugar and golden syrup and self raising flour. but i still kind of liked it
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The goofy name does not do this brew justice. Has a huge tan head that fades to a small head. The color is deep brown with orange highlights. The aroma has cinnamon bread, raisins and vanilla. The flavor is walnuts, vanilla and some alcohol later in the glass. A very smooth and drinkable beer.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, fruity, earthy, malty aroma; strong, full flavored/bodied Scottish ale with a little bitterness, molasass and toffee notes, and a detracting metallic tinge. Otherwise, one of the better of the style I’ve had.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2005 Sweet aroma, that certain Belgian caramel smell. Overly sweet palate, cloying, buttery, this is just another sweet Belgian strong ale.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Typical Belgium nose of sweet malt, cardboard and spring flowers. Pours a murky red/brown with a tightly packed white head. Nice mouthfeel, flavour is initially very sweet, honeyed malt with some toasted malt notes drifting in the faint background. Alcohol becomes slightly evident as it warms. Very nice overall, had it with some soft blue vein cheese - life is good.