tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing beer! Iíve never had anything quite like it.
Re-rate: I sampled this beer again and noted that the aroma isnít as exquisite as I previously thought. Not a 10. But on the flavor side, I would choose 11 if I could. Incredibly complex and wonderful.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, dark brown color w/ a nice head, this beer is elegant. There are so many subtle fruity & spicey flavors that it was like tasting a fine wine. Donít miss this one.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I disliked this when I tried it once before, but I now believe that I had a bad bottle. Iíve given it another chance, and I like it much more. It has a unique flavor, with a nice balance of hops, malt, and an unusual spiciness.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy ruby red color, nice head. Smelled of raspberries, tasted of raspberries, as it warmed, it tasted of chocolate covered raspberries...not overpowering with the fruit, but definitely there. Well balanced belgian with a moderate taste of alcohol.
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Words canít describe this beer. You have to taste it to believe it.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Bottled. Complex aroma of licorice, cherry and blackcurrant. Brown color, beige head, fair lace. Sweet that becomes even sweeter towards the finish, light bitter, fruity (dark forrest fruits), chocolat, licorice, sticky and light warming. Medium body.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very fine ale with a lot to offer as far as complexity and depth of character. Very well balanced with a STRONG taste of ripe prunes and a nice warming port-like finish. This breweries finest.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very full flavored and full bodied. Aromas of bread, yeast, light alcohol and spices. Flavors of cherries and apricots with yeast, a healthy malt presence and a dry finish. Yeast chunks floating in a rich, mahogony brew under a tan head. Quite nice.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rocky tannish head with a lovely maple brown appearance. Very peppery on the palate. Aromas of bread and molasses. Hints of cinnamon and cane sugar flavors.
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby red-brown color.Vapors of burnt malt,raisin,brown sugar and dates.Decent head.Strong body consisting of ripe plums, bing cherry and a long tawny port finish .Very warming and also very recommended.