SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MMMMM, baby. This was pretty darned tasty. Very fruity, but not orangy, which is good. Very sweet and a very pleasant aroma. well worth the trouble to find. But then I might be a bit biased as this was one of the first brews I had after coming back from 10 months in China.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty aroma with dark malts and spice. Color is a deep dark brown, taste is quite peppery up front with malty middle and a dry finish. Not overly sweet. Might get better with age.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Due to the law change, I never got to try 02.02.02, so I can't really compare it to previous ones. This beer poured a dark amber color and formed a small light tan head that subsided leaving trace lace. An aroma of malt, pepper and a slight hint of corindar and other spices. A flavor of malt, spices and touch of pepper. An interesting finish to it, almost of burnt wood. A good beer, but probably better served warmer and maybe allowed to age for awhile.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malt aroma, light spice (moderate corriander), light roast, light caramelized sugar (cake/cotton candy). Belgian yeast funk (phenolic?). Sweet flavor with a smooth mouthfeel, light coating left in mouth. Finish is a muddled bitterness with a slight spiciness.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color with medium light brown head. Fairly rich malt flavor and some hop bitterness. Medium body. I didn't have the patience to let it cellar, but that would definitely improve the beer's flavor.
mribm (440) - Hurley, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I hate Belgian style beers and was kind of worried about this one after reading the description. However this didn't taste like a Belgian beer to me. When it poured from the bottle with it's think head and dark brown color, it was one of the most beautiful beers I have ever seen. This ale had a nice malty taste and the alcohol was masked very well. If it wasn't so expensive ($10 per 22 oz. bottle) I would buy it again. Is it good, YES. Is it worth $10 a bottle, NO.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana Beer Club courtesy of Andy (Landseer). I can’t but be a little bit disappointed with this one, as I was expecting great things, and it turned out to be a solid Belgian Strong Ale, but nothing to rave about. Some notes of cherry and apple and caramel nut on the nose. The palate is rather thin, and there’s some orange peel and Belgian funk there, but the thinness is bothersome. This is ageing well and should last some time, maybe not until 2012 though. A fun experience, but not overwhelming.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy sweet,mild fruity aroma.Sparkling ruby tan appearance.Fruity bitter flavor with creamy coriander and ginger emerging as it warms.Lingering mild pepper,licorice spiced orange tea finish.A fantastic Stone beer thats not blasted with hops.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great brew, dark reddish color with a beautiful head that coats the glass entirely. Aroma is fruity sweet with a bitterness that evens it out. Flavors swirl around your mouth, Maltiness, fruit earth tones and hop finish blended wonderfully. A great beer and one that I'm gonna have to get more of.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
According to the label I'm not supposed to open this one until 2012. I might have to go out and get another one. Dark amber color. At first I thought I caught a hint of apples in the nose but it soon changed to malt and bananas. Malty and sweet on the tongue with an easy bitter finish.