Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coppery colored, cloudy appearance with big white head. Strongly spicy and chocolaty aroma with burned-syrupy touch, multidimensional aroma indeed. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is also rich with sweet, nutty and chocolaty tones, spices last in aftertaste with sweetness.
GRM (3498) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ounces, 11,5 %, trip to Beers of the world (Rochester) with Dum, Ian and Lubière, purchased on August 26 2006;eye: orangey, light effervescence, whith head made up of compact bubbles but that turns into a ring, lacing; nose: malt, madeira, alcohol, candied fruits, spices, light caramel; mouth: malt, alcohol, spices, a tiny bit of bread, finale in alcohol with a hint of alcohol, medium body, alcoholic texture, good carbonation; overall: disappointing
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, voyage à Beers of the world avec Dum, Ian et Lubière le 26 août 2006; oeil : orangée, claire, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche formée de petites bulles et qui se transorfme en un anneau, dentelle; nez : malt, madère, alcool, fruits confits, épices, léger caramel; bouche : malt, alcool, épices, un petit peu de pain, finale en alcool avec une pointe d’alcool, corps moyen, texture alcoolique, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : décevante
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Brown hazy colour with big creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, spices, slight alcohol and nuts. Flavour is caramel, toffee, spices, nuts, burnt sugar and some fruits. Also plum is noteable! Totally cool brew. Hides the alcohol totally in flavour, just burns a bit in the stomach. Excellent winterwarmer!
SpringsLicker (3317) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, medium orange/amber color that throws up a tall, long lasting, creamy head of off-white.
Spicy vinous aroma, maybe some apple in there.
Moderately sweet and fruity, with a bit of bitterness and a dry finish. The lively carbonation lightens the body up so that there is no hint as to the alcohol content on this one. Thanks to SS for this one.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy copper with a large off-white head. fruity aroma but very one dimensional and weak. flavors of caramel, sugar, and alcohol. hitns of pepper and spice. nice lasting head.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice Belgian. I have been shying away from Belgians recently, but this one really proved to be a delicious beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Old Capitol Brew Works & Public House in Iowa City, IA. Hazy golden brown color with a thick creamy off white head that laced the side of the wide mouthed Belgian glass it was served in. Attractive aroma of cotton candy, flowery hops, green apple, and pineapple. Sweet and sticky palate, smooth and full bodied. Tasted of apple, malty caramel, and flowery hops with a warm splash of alcohol at the end. It tasted less like alcohol than I would have expected at 11.5%. Delicious.
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley John’s. Aromas are of alcohol, dark fruits, and candy canes, or lollipops. Warm flavors of banana bread and apple crisp. Alcohol shouts a loud hello in the finish.
SudsMcDuff (7509) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 This was drunk in Schiphol Airport at about 8:30am (1 1/2 liters worth)...this was a treat....well masked alcohol..great lacing...real warming...honey-tea-malt-molasses flavours....complex and delicous.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Belgian Strong on draft. Some cloves and bananas. Big head. Laced well. Hides the alcohol very well.