mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - DEC 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
well carbonated, chocolate colored brew. malty nose, chewy and complex. a standard christmas brew.
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Nice, big head that lasts a while. Carbonation is solid with a flavor that isn’t overwhelming for a 9% abv. Mid-brown color and a floral aroma that fulfills its promise as a tasty brew. Very enjoyable.
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from wawood beer tasting. Peachy, chocolate aroma. Typical Belgian. Pretty good flavor. I like it.
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this sitting in my fridge for roughly a year from a tasting I had last winter. I didn’t realize I hadn’t rated it. Caramel aroma with some spice, molasses and peach. Reddish brown body, murky, with an off-white head. Wonderfully well balanced. Alcohol well hidden. Pepper notes at mid glass. Very enjoyable.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Red brown colour, sweet aroma (caramel?), slightly hoppy bread taste, little spicy, toffee present, not too heavily bodied, lovely aftertaste. A pleasant winter brew. Bought at Beer Paradise/Estate Wine in Holstebro, Denmark.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a pleasant appearance. It was a very carbonated beer that tasted great. This was the first beer I tried that was corked.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 Dark red-brown colour. Diminishing off white head. Aroma is caramel sweet hints of roasted. Full body, light bitter taste, little bit malty. Bitter sweet and alcoholic finish.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, warm, strong. hints of a heated rum raisin, mixed with dark bread. Pleasurable mouthfeel, not to hot on the tongue, sits nice and heavy in the cheeks.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
08/03 on the cork: A hazy, light brown color with a red hue and a dense, tan head that is persistent. Aroma is heavy on milk chocolate and dark cherry. I smell no herbs or spices as suggested by the commercial deScription. Flavor is quite straightforward but very pleasant and shows an interesting profile. It starts very creamy and chocolatey, then acidity kicks in though mild, then the creamy chocolate along with cork kicks back in, and then a smack of bitterness breaks the palate again, then the butter, bubblegum, dark cherry, big sweetness, and chocolate lead into a velvety, lush finish. I remember this two years ago and it tasted like nothing but bubblegum and dark malt. This has improved considerably.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a generous tan head. Full bodied. Caramel aroma. Malt taste with caramel and banana undertones.