GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Plums,alcohol and sugar...
Appearance:Dark brown small head...
Flavor:Sugar,caramel and barly cnady...
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, spices, marzipan, cherries and bitter orange in the aroma. Opaque ruby brown with shy, off-white head that recedes to ring. Nutty chocolate flavour with fair spiciness and a very present fruitiness. Moderate carbonation with medium-full body that fills the mouth nicely. Bottle sampled at the Voyager par des Papilles group tasting Feb-05.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a ruby color with no head. Very good aroma of spices, malt and alcohol. Sweet flavor of cherries, spices and alcohol. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Very good.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Deep ruby red, yellow/white head and moderate condition. Sweet buttery caramel and toffee in the nose, pleasant sweet malt and gentle hop flavours in the mouth. Sweet and buttery finish with a lingering fruitiness that could almost have been bananas.
joergen (22009) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour with a big beige head.
Sweet aroma with notes of yeast, spices and alcohol.
Sweet aroma with notes of dried fruit and yeast.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown with some ruby notes when held to light. Lasting small-medium tan head. Big prune aroma, with some spicy notes. Bit of a let down with the flavour. Mildly sweet with some fruity notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Great nose, inoffensive flavour.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, mildly cloudy appearance. Little beige head. Sweet, caramel, toffee, chocolate and malty aroma, excellent one. Mild alcohol in aroma too. Flavor is nice one too:starts with sweet caramel and chocolate, ends with medium alcohol and dry mouthfeel. Caramel lasts with alcohol. Nicely crispy mouthfeel, full bodied.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have sat on this since early December, Last night I need to celebrate! Poured a red mahogany with large off whit head. Aroma of malts some yeast and dark fruits as well. The flavors bite my tongue as well as nestle in my nose, and bang, alcohol kicks in fast. Good Belgian strong ale.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle has been in the fridge for the past two months tempting me with her siren song every time I open the door. I can’t take it any longer, I must have her now. A dark tea colored beer with beige small head. Scent of caramel candy and pumpkin pie. Sweet caramel flavors up front with a malty sweet & spicy middle, slight bitter follow with the alcohol noticeable on the way down. Rich & smooth and just the right warming beer for a cold snowy night like tonight. A fine example of why I love Belgian Strongs and big beers in general.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeast aroma. Very balanced, mellow, woody flavors with some spice. Roastiness somewhere in there. Herbal finish.