biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown color...Huge,rocky tan head that lingers for most of the glass...Aromas of sweet fruits...candied rasins...Faint presence of alcohol and some spices...Flavor follows siut with huge malt flavor giving way to dark fruit...Flavors intensify and become more complex as the beer warms...Finish is crisp but slightly metallic...Very full through the midddle...A very nice beer
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
What exactly is supposed to differentiate this beer from other Belgian strongs? Too sweet, too yeasty. Don’t like it.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful beer from a tap. Slightly dark in colour. Strong hints of fruit and crisp finish.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 One of the best barley wines of the world, also available of draught. Will keep for years. Very complex in flavours/aroma’s. Very hartwarming beer.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle. Wow. Pours very dark with a big, dark, rocky head. Smells wonderfully fruity and spicy. Very Belgian flavor (makes sense), a little alcohol burn. Dry finish. Excellent.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 Very rich and creamy belgian, the belgian yeast balances with the hops with a slightly moist yellow cakey sweetness and a touch of spice. Complex to say the least. Consistency is thick for beer and best described as slightly syrupy.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a surprisingly dark brown, capped by an abundant creamy tan head. Complex aroma of dark fruit (raisins), spices (cinnamon), sweet maltiness, and alcohol. Flavor is delicious: sweet, fruity, spicy, and floral, with only the slightest alcohol burn in the finish. Very well balanced; the sweetness is countered excellently by a slight bitterness from the alcohol as well as some of the spicyness. An awesome thick nectar in the mouth. Fantastic concoction!
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish brown. Aroma is raisin with apparent alcohol. Flavor is sweet, dried fruit with a nice finish that hides the alcohol better than the aroma. Very nice mouthfeel and aftertaste. A great beer.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Dark brown color, heavy sweet malty aroma and taste, full body, long sweet light alcoholic finish.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark amber brown w/thick off white head. Toffee, carmel, chocolate and malt nose. Heavey mouthfeel with foaminess and a sweet lingering finish. Molasses, toffee, chocolate, cherry and light sourness. Great beer!!