Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 Vintage - 750 pours a beautiful deep amber red with a monster beige golden head and Belgian lace. The aroma is of dates and spices. The flavor is roasted, sweet, dark fruits, cinnamon, slightly yeasty, and banana. The palate is perfect BSA richness with a superior cleansing attitude that hits in the end. Overall, fine beer and a good one for my 500th rating.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Brownish orange, tan head. Musty appley carmel clove aroma. Thick chewy carmelly banana malt with slight prune and raisin flavor. A touch of sweetness.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a ruby red color with a small, tan/orange head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, caramel malt, spicy clove, candy sugar, butterscotch, and banana. Taste of spicy cinnamon, caramel, nuts and yeast, finished sweet. Soft and round mouthfeel.
pi2za (18) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice head lasting for a little time, nice flavour with some bitterness. It is 9% without getting the taste of gasoline you would get in other beers of the same strengths
No doubt a classic christmas-beer!!!
motelpogo (6131) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. reminded me a lot of abbaye des rocs. rich purple brown colour with a fair sized head that lasted. aroma of plum, cookies and cream with some frangelico and even muscat. ridiculously lush texture, no real sign of alcohol. plenty of earthy spice in the finish, like german xmas biscuits. great stuff
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
Dark brown with good cloudy brown head, some lace. Malty, ashy nose. Sweetish, fruity medium-bodied malty body. Warming aftertaste. Good dessert for christmas meal.
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 Cloudy red, brown beer with a big bubbly, off-white, short lived head. Malt, orange and berries in the aroma. Has a pleasant bitterness in the flavour with a litte metallic note, and it has way too much carbonation for my taste.
One year old: More pleasant carbonation? Same aroma. Fruity, toffee, spicy flavour, in excellent balance.
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut colour. Big creamy head. Malty, sweet aroma. Malty, sweet, spicy and peppery flavour.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At ’t Brugs Beertje in Bruges. Dark brown beer with reddish shine and with a ivory colored head. It has aroma’s of soft spices, molassas, brown sugar, light roasted malts and a mistical touch of herbal and vegetal hints like sage, basil, thime and anise. It has a smooth attack with touches of burned caramel, dried fruits like plums, dates,figgs and again this herbal effect in the afthertaste. It ends with a medicinale hint of pectorale sirup.
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Size is 750mL. Dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Nose is sweetened malt, brown sugar, light spices, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Flavor is huge fruitiness, brown sugar, light spices (cinnamon), some oatmeal cookie-ish notes, and decent maltiness. Body is medium but has a huge carbonation feel and some sharpness as a result. Finishes with more sweetned malt notes, brown sugar, dark fruits and lighter spices. Damn good beer!