beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Nice caramel maltiness, oaky aroma with some peppery/spicy yeasty notes. Vanilla notes which are awesome also present with some sherryish overtones. This has a lovely, woody aroma. Very complex aroma, gets almost perfumey as it warms. Nice!!
Appearance: Pours with a big head that dissapates but still leaves a thin film on the beer. Clarity is good, with a nice dark ruby tinge.
Flavor: Caramelly, oaky flavor. Raisiny maltiness with a subtle vanilla flavor that is very pleasing. The flavor also gains perfumey notes as it warms, very nice flavor, very complex like the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Some alcohol warmth, creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: Excellent beer, one of the best I've had in a while. Very complex, wish I had a few more bottles of this stuff!! Very easy drinking with a good oaked/vanilla character in the nose and flavor that remains throughout and makes it a pleasure to drink.
MiP (14442) - Sĝnderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown with nice, creamy head. Very malty and sweet, but balanced nicely with the alcohol.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Dark mahogany coloured body, with a static beige shiny head. Chocolate and cherry aromas. Smooth well rounded malt flavours. Hops introduce complexity and charm.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice white head with a tan tint with a mm head that has staying power to the end of the glass. Nice deep brown/mahogany color with a brite shine. The aroma is earthy like tree bark, roasty and caramel like. The flavor is that of a rich toffey, slightly sweet, and carmely. Clean finish with hints of coca.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish brown, tan head. dark malt, raisin, fig, yeast and mild alcohol aroma. flavour is tart and fruity with dark bready malt and toffee. earthy , yeasty finish. very nice.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice rocky, voluminous head; aroma of slight yeasty fruitiness; slightly bitter/tart and metallic, fairly malty, carmel/toffee flavor; well balanced.
Crockett (1031) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle. #200. Beautiful red/brown with a modest hazy pour. Browned butter coloured, soft small beaded head. Aroma is of dried fruit with a bit of yeast. Tartness is abound in the flavour, rounded with a good malty caramel/toffee with peppery accents. Finish is warming and fruity. Quite nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bright ruby color with lots of carbonation. A nice tall cap of head and some extravagent lacing. The aroma has some banana/clove esters along with a sweet molasses malty note, very refined. The flavor is very yeasty & doughy; a little citrusy to boot. Heavily carbonated and a little spice of alcohol coming through. Finishes smooth with tons of yeast. A good belgian dubble, very true to style.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby in color with a lasting fluffy head. Very fruity. Fruity aroma. Really good. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice carmel color with a big tan head. Fruity carmel aroma, with some metallic notes mixed in. Malty carmel fruit palate with a little metal thrown in. Easy drinking and not bad.