Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spice and malt nose.Maybe I got a bad one, but the flavor reminds me of the smell of Absorbine Junior
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Veh tasty. The herb note is not as strong as I thought it would be. Has the classic Belgian taste and mouthfeel. Well done, although the pretentious bar where I drank this served it in a pint glass.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma. Transluminate, dark brown in color. A little bubbly on the mouthfeel. Great malty taste. I’ll be having more of these in the future.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp and full with plum and coriander flavors. Very unique.
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 Aroma is pure excitement. Very nice deep reddish mahogany color, head is not much of a factor here. Flavor is become analogous to my concept of ambrosia, nectar of the gods. It's really just a decently strong, sweet, malty Scottish Ale with a whole lot of coriander in it, but somehow this makes it one of the more delectable beverages I've ever consumed. Unique flavor profile in the extreme. I guess I really like coriander a lot, because sometimes when I'm standing by the spice rack in the kitchen I'll take a whiff of the coriander so that it reminds me of Jacobite. One of my all-time favorite beers.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours hazy reddish brown with a tight beige head. great aroma. big toffee-ish malt with complex hints of fruit(orange?) cocoa and coriander. light carbo, but very thick and full mouthfeel. nice flavours of caramel, raisins, coriander, anise and chocolate. bitter sweet finish lingers. excellent.
shorlin (589) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown. Little carbonation. Super sweet spicy nose. I’ts like a liquid Terry’s chocolate orange. Groovy! So interesting. The taste is even more like a chocolate orange, in that the notes are very subtle, but still super. Kind of thin I thought. Aftertaste repeats all the sweet malt flavours. Thanks Indra!
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses, spicey nose. Dark brown body with a little layer of a head. Spicey and roasted bitter taste. Thick. Good balanced.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely tasty and well balanced. The nose like a spiced molasses, and kinda port wine-like. The dark ruby color makes this attractive as well. Some many flavors: toffee, chocolate, spices, and roasted malt. The end is crisp and dry. Thick, syrupy body. Beautiful!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet orange peel,coriander aroma.Mellow sweet oak hoppy spicy flavor that hides the alcohol well.Similar to a fine Belgian specialty.Mild hoppy herbal aftertaste.