Kevin (2149) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a garnet color with a creamy light tan head. yeasty belgian smell with a dry apple and biscuit note. dry taste that starts bitter and has a maltiness that emerges later. dry chocolate flavor is left at finish. the downside is that all of these flavors are subdued and watered down. this might be the bud light of belgians, i could be wrong, but it’s a risk i’m willing to take.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very interesting tastes. Notes of candi sugar, lots of straw, slight cardboard, and bitter hops. The taste here is nice, but it is a little thin and watery. Finish is a little bitter and lasting. Not bad, but needs more body.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
reddish brown with floaties, lacey off white head. cocoa, nutty, cherry and red liquorice in the aroma. the flavour, sadly is a bit thjin and goes plain watery and boring int he finish. not my fav.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep transparent ruby read with a full, rocky, tan head. Light on the carbonation. The aroma is bitter, spicy and of over-ripe fruit. The taste is somewhat one-dimensional, with a slightly sweet start and a lasting bitter finish. The mouthfeel is watery with some effervescence and a lasting bite. A pleasant warming feeling as it goes down.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep hazy brown with alomst no head. Aromas of roasted malts, vanila and maple.. Flavors of light chocolate, and a sweetness that lingers on the palate.
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy red/brown with floaters. Short off white head. Malty brown sugar nose. Berries, soft hops, caramel,chocolate and vanilla. Minerally. Flavours are rounded nicely but seems to water out in the finish.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky mahogany-brown w/ lots of sediment. Frothy beige head. Sweet malty aroma w/ slight yeasty fruitiness. Body is a little bit thin. Rich, malty flavour w/ a slight fruitiness. Mild notes of iron & wood.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This roasted almond colored beer has a near perfect brownish-white, fizzy head that leaves a touch of lacing. The nose is incredibly malty with caramelized grains and hints of chocolate. The palate echos the intensity of the nose with massive caramel and nutty malt. The finish actually picks up a touch of hoppiness, which quickly fades into marzipan.
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy light brown. Aromas of malt fruit and caramel. Body is very light, with caramel, malt and some hops, that quickly disappears. Alcohol is well hidden, almost unnoticible.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer bottle brown with a rosey red glow, medium height, loosely bubbled dusted tan cap, crumbles down to leave a disorderly bubbly skim and intricately woven sheets of lacing that eventually break into spots.
Aroma is softly moderate on the nose with slight fruits with some caramel drizzling and butterscotch rum candy. Initially, when first poured, the aroma started out really nice with a whiskey-like perfume of caramel in front, but soon after it sat for a moment it completely sank way into the back.
Taste is quick and mild with some slight pear, dullish banana, and berry fruits in front, dustings of cocoa, dribbles of caramel midway. Dry and empty finish. Slight return of fruits late.
Feel is light, gets a bit of a pick up toward the middle and into the finish. Its not watery, more or less just thin or perhaps weak-ended, it lacks some depth and thickness thats usually attributed to a good dubble. Finishes dry, but works at it in a tenuous manner. This was pretty average.