Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and cloudy in color. Sweet, bitter and very smooth with soft caramel touch.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut reddish hue with light-tan bigbubbled head. Phenolic aroma. Flavor is dry with some chocolate and slight roast. Heavily carbonated and a bit thinbodied. As I poured the last glass, huge, sticky lumps of sediment came into the glass. I like my yeast, but not in these excessive, disgusting looking, quantities.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow!!! Im not a big fan of belgium ales but I LOVE this beer! Nice sweet taste with an awesome appereance.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, malty aroma. Dark brown appearance with decently thick beige head. Smokey mocha flavor. Sticky mouth feel, like there’s a substantial amount of sugars hiding in there. An enjoyable beer.
Poobah (331) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin head and some lacing. Easy entry with a mildly carbonated mouthfeel and a raisiny, vanilla finish.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a huge thick long lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel malts yeast, spices (cloves, nutmeg) and raisins. Flavor is subdued some when cold, but the body filled in as it warmed up. Super bubbly all the way. Flavor is reminiscent of a Belgian Dubbel. Dark fruits and malt with a very slight sour note on the finish.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red color. More hops in the nose than I expected - slight spice to it. Not bad, pretty drinkable Belgian.
Case (299) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aromas of caramel and raisins. Taste is sweet and full of caramel. Body is weak and watery. Meh.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml ceramic swingtop bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a thin white quickly dissipating head with minimal lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, brown sugar and subtle dark fruits. Not much hops. Taste is very sweet. Unfortunately this beer was not very exciting.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle. Presented in an attractive ceramic bottle that I will likely use for homebrew! ours clear, dark mahogany with no head. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, dang it. Aroma is molassas, caramel and prunes along with sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and dominated by over-ripe fruit and special-b malt (raisin/caramel). Not complex at all for the style. Full-bodied and barely carbonated. This bottle must be jacked up, so I’ll have to try it again.