scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 33cl at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is very comlex. Notes of caramel, dry fruits. Notes of alcohol and licorice. Well balanced.
Skyview (5542) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer sampled at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits Friday evening beer tasting. Pours a cherry cola caramel with a thick head and nice lacing. Lots of aroma such as dark cherries, smoky toffee, chocolate, raisins and a little yeast. Taste is very soft and smooth. A bit high on the alcohol.
Isadaddy (11) - tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer, if you like belians. Not my first choice of beers, but when in the mood, is usually among the top three belgians I would choose. Good flavor, smooth and easy to drink. Too easy, with the high alcohol content, you can get in trouble.
TexasPete148 (2) - USA - APR 19, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much for repetition. If you ever get the chance, it’s worth a taste.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillcrest. I poured this one to fast and gave me a huge head. After that dissapated I was left with a nice greyish white head. Good lacing left on the glass after my first swallow. Tastes of raisin, sour grape, and mollasses. The alcohol is well hidden and I enjoyed this.
EKGoldings (631) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a tasty treat. Not up with the Trappists ... but if you like that style, you’ll like this one.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Isaac Newton’s in Newtown, PA. I was surprised to find this one on tap, poured into a Chimay glass. Deep brown with garnet red hues. Little to no head, just a perfect white ring encircling this beer. Aroma of dried fruits, molasses, plums, and malts. Flavor was a masterful blend of malts, mild spice, dark fruit, toffee, molasses and a mild hop presence. What a great blend of flavors to entice the taste buds. The alcohol was barely noticeable. Very delicious and paired well with my London broil. Excellent brew.
glennmastrange (2649) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I’ve had this beer on tap in the past but I waited till I tried it out of the big bottle before I rated it. After pouring two glasses I did notice sharper aromas from the second pour due to, I assumed, the sediments from the bottom. Smells of molasses, light coffee, milk chocolate, herbs and perfume, doughy yeast, and raisin, dates, brown sugar and a little alcohol. Head was rocky, white, fully lasting and had excellent lacing. Color was a hazy brown. Flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and finished lightly bitter. On the palate it was a chewy, medium to full, creamy with lively carbonation. There is not a thing offensive about this beer and I’d say the taste is just about perfect. A bit better from a bottle than a tap. More please.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Cloudy brown with a red hue, big frothy head and high carbonation. Sweet fruity aroma with dark fruit flavors and rich malty taste. Nice long finish and literally no alochol burning sensational. Considering it’s high rating, I thought it might be a bit more complex. Regardless, still a damn good beer.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 1.59 pint bottle, $9.99. Solid malty aroma with moderate amount of sweat yeast. Big fruity champagne bouquet, OMG (very sexy aroma). Huge frothy off-white head that never fully diminished. Murky dark amber brew with an average amount of medium sized particles. Flavor starts off moderately sweet and salty and finishes the same but with a little bitterness. Duration is average. Palate is medium/light with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Loved it loved it loved it.