Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown brew under a huge beige persistent lacing head. Very carbonated and full bodied. Alchol is the dominant note, but there’s a lot of fruity (pears, apples, berries), nutty and obv tons of dark malt sensations (honey, a slight toasted note). As it warms in my trapp glass i can perceive a light suffering yeast note and a vinous hint, but i bet my sample suffered a little on shelf. The bitterness is well hidden but i guess there’s a lot to get the good balance of this wintry brew.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown with a big, fluffy, well retained light tan head. Very bubbly. Lovely smell of dark fruit, dark malts, cinnamon, and berries. Really pleasant. This is a wonderfully done quad. Perfectly balanced, and quite easy drinking for a big beer. Big dark fruity taste, but the finish is all sweet cinnamon, which just went so well together. No bitterness whatsoever, just all big flavor. Just a great brew all around. I dont drink this brew enough.
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 (5696) - 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 (637) - 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 (2685) - 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.