garthicus (2826) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark rusty colour, tiny head with a malty port aroma and a toffe-mint flavour culminating in a short finish, enjoyable
clueo (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark color with no translucence. Poured from a bottle settles nicely with a huge frothy head. Great aroma and a wonderful finish. W
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of my favorites, amazing how I have not ated it yet. dark hazy brown pour with a huge frothy head. caramal, spicy fruit aromas with some alcohol. chewy and full mouthfeel. nice plum and raison flavors balanced super well with malt and alcohol. finsih is wonderful and long enough to get you wanting another sip.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark colour. Rich maltiness with good full body. Caramel/raisin on palate leading to smooth liquorice finish. Alcohol is well hidden, very drinkable.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 The aroma is full of dark fruit, like raisens, prunes and alcohol. It’s dark brown and the head is brown too. The flavor is full of fruit like the aroma, you can taste raisens, alcohol which is perfect because it’s far from dominating. It’s round and mild. There is also a sweetnes from the malt with a twist of caramel. We talked about how good it is for the price - it’s way cheaper than a Westvleteren 12 - although not as good, but close.
travita (4576) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large head with plenty of carbination. Deep coppery brown in color. Toasty banana smells. Flavor is a mix of fruitness, alcohol, and maltiness. Full and creamy in body and goes down smooth. An excellent beer.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer on 7/20/2007. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt scent. Color is a solid (almost no light comes though) burnt orange. Carbonation is good with a nice head. Taste is rich and sweet with a bitter tail. Starting with a full body it goes down with a bubbly bite. Finish comes in with a rich sweet malt flavor and a mild yeast fruitiness, then ends with an even bitterness. This is a wonderful Belgian brew, but with a little different style. The malt seems to stand out over the yeast yet it still holds that fruit like yeast flavor that make an Abby style Belgian. This is just a beautiful beer.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
towering lively fluffy head, dark brown body. head is like meringue and withholds the heavier aroma. seafoam aroma persists, pine creeps through. Dried apricot, dates, cola. Solid all around and very impressive.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks dra19, BillVanE, and jgd0608! Sort of a winey/ bitter scent to it, but doesn’t really taste like wine once you dive in. A little bit of apple detected and didn’t seem like there was to much alcohol. Well hidden.
DowntownGator (22) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer will not disappoint, but fireworks weren’t shooting out my arse either.
It is a rather nicely put together high alcohol brew. I really loved it and think you will too, but perhaps too much credit is given for its high alcohol content and dark color.