bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice brown color with light beige head, fruit like aroma,very smooth and drinkable, becomes more complex as it warms, a delight for the taste buds, highly recomended
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A deep orange brown color with minimal head. This beer has the typical corked belgian beer aromas, but the taste is more mellow, watery, and drier than I expected. The flavors become most apparant with a dry kick in the finish. It did not have the robust mouth-filling charge that many Belgianís have. It had a dry fruit flavor, somewhat sour, and malty.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Incredibly smooth for such a high ABV beer. A slight fruity sweetness to it. Very mellow without an overpowering taste. Sip it slow.
tourette (217) - 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 (3004) - 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 (2438) - 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 (4991) - 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.