jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pour is a rish dark brown. Flavor of toffee and chocolate covered raisins, with a touch of caramel emerging as the beer breathes. Nice lingering palate, nice floral element which blooms in the aftertone. Beautifully well balanced.
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grainy brown colour with an off-white head. Spicey-sweet aroma dominated by yeast and dried fruit with slight aroma of alcohol. Taste desciption i would say very much like the aroma. I enjoyed it, especially because of the 10.5% didn’t hurt the flavor IMO.
futomara (1) - USA - MAY 16, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is by far my favorite Belgian style ale. Opaque, very deep reddish brown color, with a lasting, creamy head. The first taste revealed that it was not as sweet as I was expecting nor was the taste very high in alcohol either.
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from Le Bon in Miami Beach - dark brown pretty thick head - as someone said earlier the finish is what draws people in to this beer and I couldnt agree more - what a smoothie - excelent - i’m sure the atmosphere I drank it in helped as well. Man I cant get enough from this brewery
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I may have drank a bit of heaven. Deep dark brown beer with a tan head that never fully leaves the beer. Aroma is light, but fruity. Flavors of raisons and spices, nothing overpowers in this beer including the alcohol. The palate is silky smooth, with no alcohol burn.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet fruity aroma..Dark brown with average tan head. Full body palate and very smooth masking the high alcohol content well. Fruity raisin flavor. Excellent beer.
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with lots of head. Very sweet aroma. Alcohol is quite hidden. Maybe a little too sweet but an exceptional brew.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ pub. Pours a dark ruby with thick head. Yeasty aroma of plum. Fresh and creamy, fruity flavours of dark berry with a very sweet finish of plum/raisins/sherry with prominent alcohol. Maybe too far a bit on the sweet side.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is tough to say something original about a beer that has sooooo many ratings. I was astonished how big the white head and how difficult it was to place the aroma. The flavor is big, but not unexpected considering the alcohol content. However I am certain that It is the finish that draws people to this beer. The taste in the mouth after drinking is quite astonishing. Remarkable for such a strong beer. I am not convinced this beer is 4+, but it is absolutely 100% worth-trying. Cheers
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown Sugar color and light off-white head. Very sweet aroma, slightly carbonated with a very smooth finish. I truely enjoyed this beer.