jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This wonderful belgian pours a murky brown, looks quite good. Smell is of (I am going to have to agree with the previous reviewer) of dark fruits and hazelnuts, slightly sweet smelling, not to bad. Taste is quite bland compared to the cornucopia of smells erupting from this beer. Leaves a great lacing on the glass, nice head... Overall a solid selection, very good. Great packaging too.
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great looking, deep chestnut coloured beer, with a rocky, creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, raisins, toffee and perhaps chocolate. Taste is dry, bitter, chocolate and roasted almost smokey malts. Medium bodied, nice mouthfeel. A class beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Porued deep brown with thin white head...smelled musty and sweet...taste is watery but sweet with raisins...yeasty too...not good yeast though...cloying raisin sweetness in the finish...I like the jug though...
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark garnet color, somewhere between eggplant and maroon, with a huge, rocky, creamy tan head. Aroma is soft, sweet, nutty, with notes of toffee, butterscotch and dates. Smooth palate, with a generous, gorgeous, tingly mouthful of hops, abundant in flavor. Excellent body and texture, extemely fruity, too. Like a big, sparkling, delicious boozy fruit punch. I caught this on sale for $4.99 a 750 ml, which is a bargain and then some. A reliably tasy Belgian brew.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hard to pour especially into a short chalice. Head was rather non-existant even after a fast and very aware pour. More bubbles than anything with a modest sized ring around that glass that laced up well for what it had to work with. Color was burguny with rubyish-yellowish-pinkish highlights. Nice color on this one.
Definately cherries in the aroma but I really had to smell deep to conjure up anything else. Once you get those cherries it is very pleasing.
Tastes pretty good especially on the mid-palte. Unique is the word I would use to describes its flavor. Fruity and well hopped. Lots of cherries, raisins, dates, some clove on the mid-palate with a well balanced smooth character. Tastes great!
Kevin (2192) - 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 itís a risk iím 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 (1114) - 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.