hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 30, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
cloudy dark brown with a very sweet, fruity aroma. sweet, malty with a hint of brown sugar, but complex with a slightly bitter aftertaste. really amazing.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber in color with a big head. Malty and fruity aroma. Wheat and fruit are present in the flavor and the beer foams up in your mouth nicely as you swish it around. Great lasting palate. Great beer
Bailz316 (223) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Pours a murky amber with foamy off-white head. Fruit aroma with cherries and bananas. Malty. Notes of candy, toffee, brown sugar, caramel, licorice. Finish is dry and bitter, then sweet. Pretty strong beer that really delivers.
Capa (1968) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty brew. Poures a dark red/brown with medium head. Aroma of fruit, malts and alcohol. Tastes of fruit, spices and alcohol, though for ten and a half percent its really well hidden. Flavor is complex with the spices coming through at the finish. Very enjoyable
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is my second time having this beer and it was just as I remembered so delicious so smooth. This quad pours a dark ruby brown and leaves a thin tan lace that sticks to the glass and stays with the brew. The aromas is fruity esters, alcohal soaked dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, very complex and literally makes you salivate. The taste is so complex, it starts dry and tangy with a slight vinos presence but more actually to rum or brandy. It then sweetens on your palate with a carmal malt feeling that then again brings you to more of a dark plum feel on the palate. Fantastic brew I would pair this beer with a fresh fruit plate to compliment the fruit in the beer.
auderale (605) - Minot, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Bottle, 33cl. Dark amber pour with a small head. Slight fruity aroma. Keeps getting better and better after each one.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Aug 09). Rich soft and creamy with bready malts and some fruit. Fairly noticeable alcohol. Good but seems to lack depth plus seems stronger than it should be.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in colour with big thick creamy head. Ok so its Belgian, but is typical of style, not really outstanding to make this different.
LesStewart (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was expecting a lot with this beer and it came through! Very complex to the palate, sorta bready in texture... utterly a pleasure to drink.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice deep reddish brown body with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma reminded me of a good red wine. Flavor has wine, vanilla, fruits raisin, prune, peach. Hides the alcohol well. Complex, sweet yet subtle. Palate is smooth with a hint of carbonation. Very nice beer.