Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 033. Deep brown with gentle carbonation and tight head.
Coffe hops and chocolate in aroma.
Note: stranissima inglese: molta schiuma ed molti aromi sprigionati all’olfatto..sembra l’anello di congiungione tra belgio e uk.
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle: Pours dark brown with a vanishing, off-white head. Raisiny, sherry-like aroma, very rich and deep, a little chocolatey and smokey. The best thing about this is the lovely, creamy and fine-bubbled mouthfeel, with lots of caramel and dried fruits in the flavour. Bittersweet finish. A beer best enjoyed on stormy autumn evenings.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing beer. Pours DARK amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malty, a little fruit (plums?) with toffee/caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet. Very complex flavor. Chocolate, caramel, maple. I'm not sure what else, but it is good! Little hop flavor. The alcohol does the job to balance the malt. A slight astrigent/alcohol aftertaste. A very good beer!
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ll agree w/ beergirl, smells just like Sam Adams Triple Bock. The body is thinner and the maple flavor a bit more pronounced.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head on a mahogonay body. Sweet, nutmeg, caramel aromas. Rich tasting maltiness, toffee like with a dark fruity finish. A bit of smokyness as well. Mysterious flavors and aromas, but it makes for a damn nice beer. Medium mouthfeel on this, and medium CO2. Overall, very nice, wish it werent so damn expensive.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark walnut brown pour with a very slight tan head. Roast caramel aroma and some mild malt and dark fruit. Taste is, again, roast caramel and some dark fruit. Palate is exceptionally smooth, outstanding. Overall an unoffensive ale that has broad appeal.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good beer, very impressed, pours a dark cloudy brown color, rich and chocolatey taste, strong aroma, very malty.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peaty aroma and malty/smoky-sweet flavor. As a hop-lover, I was a little put off by the flavor of this beer. There was almost no head, the color was a lovely rich and welcoming brown. The flavor was too malty for my taste, though. Too jarring.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses-brown with an immediate aroma of malt and rich fruit. Flavor of currents and toffee, pleasant and complex--but not so complex as to overwhelm. Enjoyable.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich aroma of sweet toffeeish malt with raisin and perhaps a touch of vanilla. Flavor adds a mild sweet coffee note and a nice hint of bitterness