faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle. Lovely hazy dark brown colour with a long lasting light brown creamy head. Nice round sweet spiced malty, nutty and fruity flavour with some yeast to it. Great complex mouthfeel! Yummy spicy, sweet and bit bitter long lasting aftertaste. A very very great tasting Belgian abt!
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2007 Garrafa, em Utrecht (HOL), em novembro de 2007. Coloração marrom turva, com creme bege. Carbonatação alta. Amarga e seca. Notas de frutas vermelhas, torrefação e nozes. Harmônica.
mnurda (1229) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Unreal beer. Matly, Fruity, Caramel. A cornucopia of flavours. Nice head that lasts. Drink at a warmer temperature. Thanks to Piscator
Cajun (226) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark red/brown. Malty, fruity nose. Carmel, wine-like alcohol, hints of fruit, raisin rum maybe, strong. Drink all of it’s own. For any food pairings I’m all ears - message me.
ScoWRee (407) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. As soon as I openned the bottle the aroma was present. Malty and fruity. Tastes sweet, maybe banania, caramel. malt. Very very nice.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 10% ABV 330ml bottle. Dark brown pour swimming with sediment. Thin off-white head resolving into a slick of swirling clumps. Headily orange-fruity snout with boozy suggestions of port and licorice. Caramel-smooth maltiness with a hint of medicinal woody spice and a generous slug of licorice-yeasty bitterness in the finish. (Re-rate) Aroma distinctly oaky, soapy, sweet but hopped. Garden herb/ noble hints in there. Would never have picked that up before I went to Munich. Almost pitch and creamily collared. BLOOD, liquorice, soap and sugar in the mouth with a nibble of roasted barley. Herbally hops apparent. Smoke and alcohol aftertaste. It’s a decent enough big dark Belgian ale no doubt, but excessively sugared and too boozy for my liking, and lacks the elegance and complexity of it’s Trappist brothers. Digging those delicate noble hop notes, however.(8/4/7/4/15) (Re-rate) Wildly incongruous waft of noble hops- herbal, unfiltered helles germanic, chick pea. Singular, pure, uncomplicated, un-’Quad’- like. Apparently v.dark ruby tints. Liquorice black but copper vs lightbulb. Immovable narrow cappccino collar like a floating layer of cream. Herbal Hop-driven without bitterness. Chick pea, kidney bean notes merging into soft whispering booze, sweet peppery coriander-like spice never tasted in a beer this dark and big. Drifting towards the numbing caramel silk of Chimay. Saved by those hops, but standard liquorice finish.. mixed bean salad dowsed in marzipan/palinka alcohol. Tasty slick sessions but nowhere near worthy of Trappist comparisons. No yeast, roast, edge or bite. Just mellow caramel and hops. 15 is too generous.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is very malty with some fruity notes as well. Taste is malty, sweet, and with some fruity tastes as well as a small alcohol warming. Very nice to drink.
MNovak (32) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with thick creamy head. Fruity, malty, and sweet with a creamy yeasty finish. Warming and very plesant. A favorite.
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: A true brown pour with lots of bubbles and a large, creamy beige head. Nose is fruity with yeast, malt, and some breadiness. Taste is light with fruit notes, little yeast, plenty of malty sweetness, and some hints of more fruit in the tail. A very creamy (at the same time silky) mouthful and warming in the end. Excellent.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with light tan head that lasts. Aroma and flavor were similar; malty, bready and light fruit. Very smooth/creamy beer that masks the high alcohol content well.