Choos (667) - 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 (1565) - 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 (30468) - 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 (7239) - 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 (5174) - 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 (739) - 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 (477) - 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.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy medium brown with a long lasting head. Did not pick up much aroma here beside a rudimentary malt. Big bubble gum and sugar syrup flavour hit, then malt and alcohol. Wow is this ever sweet. No hops or bitterness is evident.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Aroma of butter and caramel. Flavor leads off with caramel, then hops kick in, then there is a bit of a belgian yeasty funk in the finish. Pretty nice malty drinkable beer.