jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2004 Deep amber/Brown color with a slightly grey or brownish head. The taste is spices, licorice and slightly bitter finish.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spices and light lactic aroma. Redbrown color, light brown head, fair lace. Licorice, spices, yeasty, bitter, alcohol finish. This 75cl bottle just was too much for me, couldn't finish it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color which when held to the light reveals a nice dark amber hue. Light tan creamy looking head. Candied date aroma. Caramel, oak and alcohol flavors. Harsh and overbearing when cool. Seems to mellow, as it warms. Nice malty linger.
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear brown. Smells and drinks like an English brown. Vanilla, maple, wood, sweat socks in the aroma and flavor. Somewhat syrupy, and a little bitter. Chemicaly-woody finish.
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 (596) - 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 (7133) - 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.