rsistare (9) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clean pour and smooth delivery to the palate. Very impressed with the boldness of the flavor.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted during blind quad tasing 07 with Holdenn and Drewbeerme. Poured dark and murky. Aroma was toasted malt, raisin, some alc. Flavor is is pretty heavy sweet all the way through, with some of that alc that was in the nose in the finish. The only problem is that I really thought it was too thin and watery for my liking moderate alc burn.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
carbonation must have been intense, pulling the cork gave loud pop even after standing still for at least a day. pouring revealed extermly dark red, maybe maroon. the foam was crazy. mountains no matter how slow and even i poured. not that it was bad being as it was entertaining in how creamy and thick it was. the aroma was sweet with spice and maybe some fruit. the flavor was so complex i don’t know how to explain it. not as sweet as it smelled rather some kind of spices and herbs that i couldnt name. maybe liquorice. the complex taste of fruit and spice hides the 10% alcohol completly. i fantastic beer.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle as pictured. Screenprinted label states "10% alc/vol" twice, and also describes the beer as a "classic dubbel." High carbonation... the cork levitates into my hand with hardly any prompting. Pours murky smoldering red, nearly opaque. The friggin huge ecru head resembles the jello blob in Sleeper. Rather tame aromas of anise, bubblegum, and faint spice. Flavor echos the nose- more spice with some cherry, metallic, and herbal notes. A combination of hoisin sauce and pomegranate juice comes to mind. Very short on fruit. Flash-bang fizzy palate. Dry, tingly finish. As the beer warms and carbonation subsides, flavors skew even more toward peppery and licoricey. The muddy bitterness of unsweetened chocolate competes with an alcoholic burn in the aftertaste. Just an okay beer... I thought it was pretty bland and timid overall.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe brune foncée voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse qui persiste. Arômes de levures et de liège. Saveurs de fruits rouges, de caramel, de torréfié, de liège et de levures. À regouter...
BREWMUSKCLES (2538) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice in the style. complex...smooth and creamy, yet thin and just a bit foamy. bready with rindfruits of plum raisin and licorice. genuine and pure malt character. real cherry hint.
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