xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew is very pretty, nice color and decent head, but flavors are weak. Malty mildly carbonated
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color, light tan creamy head. Caramel,slight dark fruit flavor with a slightly sour very mild hop finish. Easily drinkable. Good Belgian.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is a nice fruit (apple) scent. Color is deep amber. Very smooth caramel flavor with a touch of hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. I really like this one. It is worth the price just for the cool ceramic bottle!
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle at home. Pours dark brown with hints of mahogany and some red. Very light brown foam, good lacing. Aroma of dried cherries, some plum, spiciness, and light, yeasty malts. Taste profile mirrors the aroma’s, with the dried cherries accentuated. Lighter on the palate than I expected, though it’s pleasant. Nothing too special here, but pairs nicely with a chicken dinner.
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.
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a trappist glass. Smells of raisins and oatmeal immediate. Very carbonated beer. Good body. Sweet finish.
MRMedellin (131) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer, when it’s poured In glass a dark brown beer is seen. This one in particular exhibits a small and persistent foam head. The aroma reveals some coffee, floral, citrus, raisin and vanilla notes. When it’s tasted a strong body can be felt, the flavor is strong and constant, leaving a nice final perception. Really good Dark Belgium Ale.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clean brown with a light beige foam. Smells full of caramel and smoke...tastes similar to the smell only slightly watered down. Almost no aftertaste and no real thickness to it at all. A bit bland, but its sweetness tastes fairly good.
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle (Marcello’s, Lafayette, LA) - Aroma: sweet (malt), caramel; Appearance: dark brown, tan head, clear; Flavor: malty, low sweet (malt). fruity (raisin, malt) low alcohol, dry; Mouthfeel: mod body, high carbonation; Overall: dark rich, complex, no to low ester, smoothed flavored beer.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 Re-rate
I have trouble rating this lower.
Aroma is heady licorice sweet. Thick.
Pours a beautiful reddish-brown with a thick creamy tan head, mostly lasting.
Starts very well balanced, bitter, sweet, complex with hops, malt, and yeast. Definitely estery.
Finishes somewhat bitter, lightly sweet.
I drank it this time warmer than last, and it is even better. I think I could sit out in the hot sun, drink and enjoy this beer at 75 degrees.
I have found one I definitely will be with for a long time to come.