dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dried apple, raisin, bread, yeast. Appears a murky brown color with a thick creamy off-white head. Flavor is toffee at the start, followed by spiciness, and an alcoholic heat at the finish. Palate is thick and creamy, but with a very dry finish. Overall, this beer is slightly greater than the sum of its parts.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 Aroma is quite fruity with notes of fruit spiced cake and spices. Dark brown, but very slightly reddish color. Head is two and half fingers, lasting and mostly creamy though there are some bubbles. Fore is again quite fruity with pear, apple, cherry and plum coming out. There is a very bready malt feel to it and some candy sugar sweetness. Almost tastes like a spiced apple liquor. It does lack in some areas. The flavor intensity isn’t quit as strong as I’d like. You can pick out quite a bit, but it doesn’t dazzle the palate as much as some others.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
"Wow this can be arguabley the best beer i have had so far. Pour a dark brown color with nice head that lasted long time and had nice lacing. Had a nice smotth mouthfeel. Smooth and a little creamy with a taste of dark fruits and nice spicies "
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and smooth. A nice serious mouth feel with an extraordinary warming feeling that is evidently the alcohol content but the best news of all is that you dont taste the alcohol.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours Mahogany with a frothy beige head with great lacing. Malt, caramel, cherry, plum and spices in aroma. Flavour is smooth and thick. Fruity and estery with some notes of yeast. Has a warming alco-feel. Excellent!!
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a dark brown with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is nice, but unremarkable. Drinking the beer is pretty enjoyable, it is malty and has some hints of vanilla, but there is something slightly odd about the middle or finish; I can’t quite put my finger on it. The mouth feel is smooth and thick. Overall a good Belgian, but I’ve definitely had better.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 From 11.2oz Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruddy brown color with a thick layer of creamy, ivory head. Pleasantly thick, rich aromas of raisin, fig, and caramel malts. A chewy, freshly baked gingerbread cookie bough gives the aroma its base. Some vanilla toffee and cinnimon spice are in there as well. Full bodied, rich mouthfeel with a touch of vanilla and clove spice accompaning the smoky, meaty spice that characterizes this brew. The finish is a bit astringent with some alcohol burn, but nice nonetheless.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a nedium sized frothy head. Aromas of caramel malts, fruits and some fig. Thick, rich and somewhat sweet, lots of fruit balancing the high abv. Lots of malts on the finish with lite bitterness. A nice one for sure!
MattShizzle (588) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good, strong and warming! Lots of esthers. Nice, dark color. Very rich. Somewhat overcarbonated.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a frothy white mostly diminishing head on a wood-brown body. Thick lacing left behind. Strong malt aroma with sharp strains of alcohol, cherry, plum comming through. Malty taste with strong alcohol and fruit notes showing up. Hint of bitterness on the finish on a rich body.