PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in coloration, tan head with a nice lacing. Heavy smell of malts, much like a brown ale.
tastes malty, maplesque... its a brown ale.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma of brown sugar caramel and bananas.Chestnut red appearance with a pillowy head.Mild sweet caramel,slight dark fruit flavor with a slightly sour very mild hop finish.Hid alcohol well but lacked complexity.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle is super cool, solid with a normal bottle cap yet a grolsch style resealable cap. Poured amber with a thick, coarse beige head. Floating particulate. Aroma was very big, yeast and nuts. Flavor was somewhat milder than what I was expecting, everything about this beer was bold until now. Taste was yeast, alcohol and grapes going down. It didnt really come together well and it bored me--thin to boot....this beer had so much going for it before hitting a wall.....still not bad though.
thehoff (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just like the golden but with a bit more flavor to it. Chocolate, nutty, coffee flavor. Wonderful
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark murky caramel brown with a large tan pillowy head. Complex malty aroma with good bready Belgian yeast. Body is semi-sweet with an earthy chocolate palate with lots of carbonation. A good Belgian ale with nice flavor that won't knock you out.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yep, the alcohol is here. Nutty and sweet. Yeasty. The problem here is that there should or at least could be more flavors.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this beer because of the bottle. Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a nicely cloudy, dark-brown with little head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sweet with walnuts, hazelnuts, molasses, and slight alcohol. Flavor is nutty, yeasty, and alcoholicy... not much else. Easily drinkable. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby body with little carbonation and a quickly diminishing off-white head. Sweet malt aroma of raisins and pepper. Light hops and yeast. Moderately sweet start followed by moderately bitter finish. Alcohol is pronounced.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty Belgian ale. Aroma is nice and complex with hints of raisins, spice, and alcohol. Pours up big fluffy head that is mostly diminishing. Beer is burgandy colored and exhibits light lacing. Nice complex flavor to compliment the aroma. Almost excellent.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes around with a nice ruby copper tone and a nose full of brown sugar, raisins, and yeast. Decent head, some fine microbubble sheets form on the side of the glass. Beginning
is a shade on the sweet side, but rounds out into a slightly sour ending which is quite nice. It has Trappiste overtones, but it's not quite as complex. Good, but I find myself searching
for more flavors that aren't there.