gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark murky brown with a tan head that doesn't last long at all. very smooth flavor. the alcohol is barely noticable. the belgan yeast is evedant with some fruity flavors. will definatley try again.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wild color of dark and deep amber more brown towards the top & moderately cloudy, lots of bubbly carbonation flying up the glass. Super tall head that overpowered and took a few minutes to pour my 12oz bottle into my 14oz brandy glass. Head slowly poofs away and is a puffed whipped cream of dark ivory hue. Tons of heavy settling in the middle and tons of gluey lace in large patches and shelves, great consistency.
Has a nice light citrusy dark aroma, spicy, with caramel and banana notes, some wet breadyness also noted.
Taste is subtle, layered in mellowing smoothness and dark, lots of dark fruits in front of banana, strawberry, raisins, a lemony sweetness but soft and dark as well, takes the stage leading to dark caramel, with hints of nuts and bread yeast and some small hops rounding out and bringing a firm but mellowing balance together. Nice texture thats a bit astringently soft yet complex in its lingering. Feel is full medium body, smooth and a bit creamy with that tingly effect late from the carbonation.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummy Belgian style. Aroma of yeast, raisins and prunes. Beer pours much darker than most Belgians. Large head that mostly dissipates. There is a small amount of lacing. There is a lot going on in the flavor department. Multiple layers of flavor beginning with a light malt introduction, this is quickly followed by a deluge of yeast and spices. Finally the brew finishes lightly acidic with a good dose of alcohol. This is an ale to be savored. Thank God for ales of this caliber which are easily accesible.
TehBeerMonsta (25) - USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
That "very complex" flavor that you all are trying to describe: Bactine.
Thats right, the topical antiseptic available at most drug stores. If you don't believe me then go to your medicine cabinet and take a long pull of bactine then drink the Trios Pistoles. You will see that they taste the same. This beer is way overrated. Don't get me wrong:it's not bad. Just too sweet and fruity for me I guess along with the medicinal aftertaste. I'll save my money next time, $8.99 for a 4 pack is kind of ridiculous.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a very strong dried fruit aroma. Almost like a fruit roll-up smell. Definitely has a cherry aroma. Cloudy deep red in color with an off white head. Fruity, malty, sweet, and spicy body. Very complex. It is hard to pick out all of the different flavors. Left a strong cherry after tase in my mouth. A very enjoyable belgian strong.
hotstuff (4643) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew poured a large invigorating tan head with fine-small bubbles that quickly dissolved. The lacing was sparse on the sides of my glass. The body was a reddish brown. The aroma was fruity and sweet. This brew had a smooth taste and a good mouthfeel. I REALLY, REALLY enjoyed drinking this brew!! Do we have more of this one thedm??
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew poured an envigorated large head of fine to medium sized bubbles that left little lacing and lasted a good length of time. Its body was a very cloudy semi-opaque deep brown color. It has a very nice strong malt aroma and a very smotth initial flavor that finishes much more complex than it starts. its high alcohol content is well hidden in its flavor. The flavoe is very hard to describe. It is highly complex with a lightly fizzy, tongue tingling sensation of malts and spices. Extremely good brew. I will definately try this again in one of their larger bottles.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, strong aroma with lots of fruity tastes. Each sip you get so many flavors hard to detect. Very malty
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown color. Somewhat sweet aroma, flavor has plenty of sugar. Lots of cherry and malt flavors. It does resemble an aged wine. The beer continues to get better as it warms. Great beer.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent. Great job of masking the alcohol. Very cloudy brown hue. Sweet, fruity, and malty. Lots of carbonation, with good head. Great aftertaste. I'd swim in this if I could afford to. Love it.