duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sometimes i get the feeling that the Belgians do Scotch ales better than the Scots, and this beer pretty much proves my point. Has that rich , lightly peaty caramel/toffee sweetness of a statndard Scottish Ale, but combine it with Belgian yeastyness and it seems to work really well and is definitley more interesting, a little more spicy than your regular scotch ale aswell, nice drop.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark orange with a rocky off-white head. Deep rich caramel aroma with dark fruits and bready yeast tones. Ends slightly sweet with some sour and acidic tones that really didn't do it for me. Did they really want the beer to taste this way? Crazy Belgians.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy brown with a nice thick head. Rich aroma-winey and malty. Sweet at first with a bit of a salty-sour flavor, but soon mellows into a smooth, short buttery malt finish. It's a beer that hides the alcohol well and turns out to be very satisfying.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
well carbonated, ruby/copper body. Big, loose, light brown head. alcohol, scotch, dry salty, kind of winey. feels good! peaty, salty. alcohol noted throughout. dries out well following smooth, full mouth. fairly metallic though
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Brown with a slightly cloudiness to it. Sweet malty aroma that correlates pretty much to the flavour. Looks like a Belgian double. Easy drinking, middle of the road beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice malty aroma, dark red with a big head, weak body, metallic, sweet peaty malt presence, some mossy flavors and a slight alcohol presence
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red. Aroma is smooth winter fruits. Flavours are sultanas, caramel, and grain. Has a nice foam in the mouth palate. OK.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly bready, and with earthy malts. Sweet flavor with brown sugar and syrup. Very robust at first but it thins and becomes much more mild. And the finish slightly dry. Not a bad beer. I'd drink this one again. It's like a stotch ale and a belgian beer combined.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
roasty beefy malt aroma witha some belgian spritz, very nice. bloody beef color. very juicy with a big full boddy. well hopped, sweet malt balanced nicely, oaky, some good hops. Quite nice
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very differnt. A yeasty but yet very malty beer. The malts are very chewy yet it has a light mouth feel. I love the fact that this beer runs at 8%, and hides it very well.