invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown color, small white head. Esters shine in the flavor giving it a complex flavor. Good beer
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Medium brown in color. Smells of chocolate, molasses and spices. Dark fruit tastes with spices. Alcohol content well hidden. Another long time favorite of mine (years ago I used to have a bottle of St. Sixtus as my night cap beer on the weekend). 8 5 9 4 19
Tasted best before 2005 on 4/2/2006. This aroma was awesome. Plums and raisins with breadiness. Tastes of the same. This was by far one of the best aged, if not best, beers in a long time. Increased #s.
spoon816 (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great, complex flavor with hints of many different flavors. A nice sweet taste mixed with some spice and nutty flavors. Very pleasant to drink.
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A beer can be too complex as far as I´m concerned. Not very appealing looks either.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin head that lasted most of the drink. Aroma is nutty, with some alcohol fumes. Taste is prunes, nuts, spice. Alcohol is relatively in check, for the style. Thick chewy mouthful. Thanks to slikwily.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark unique color with some doughy pieces. Complex wonderful taste of nuts, sweet malt, spices, dark fruit, cream. Spicey finish,
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium brown with small yeast particles. Thin head with staying power. Sharp attractive aroma, mix of chocolate and non-name cola. Light delicious flavour. Starts lightly chocolate with that cola edge, then malty and darker chocolate with a long dry fruit and light hop finish. Very drinkable for the strength, almost too drinkable in a relaxing way. A classic.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours brown witha large tan head. aroma is fruity, yeasty and a little hoppy. flavor is also fruity a little sweet kind of bubble gum flavor. this is a very good beer.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a large white head. Aroma of dark fruits, bananas. Flavor is of dark fruit, banana, caramel with a subdued but balanced bitterness. Nice and creamy palate. Alcohol is noticable in the back of the throat which hurts the finish a bit.
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Got this one at my favorite bar, opened with a shot, great pour: lots of head and great lacing. Smelled very nutty, like peanuts. This aroma was kind of offsetting, but the flavor really won me over, great great great great great! Great feel going down. No complaints on this one!