caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I drank the Cochonette, petite vapeur cochonne, but this is probably the same beer. Cloudy orange/brown color, short dying head. Aroma is sweet, only slightly malty, horseblanket. Taste is sweet, malty, cookie, yeasty. Malty palate also. Not my kind of beer.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer poured a cloudy orange/brown with lots of floaty stuff in it - very murky color. Even with a vigorous pour, I couldn't get any head to form and there was no lacing on the glass because of the lack of head. The aroma was very heavy with grapes with a littly maltyness. The flavor was very much like watered down wine with a tiny bit of carbonation in it. The floaty stuff was noticeable in the taste as that it stuck to the tongue and mouth. It also left a hefty sized pile of yeast at the bottom. The alcohol is apparent in the aftertaste, but not so much up front. The taste was ok if you like watered-down wine, but the chewable floaties didn't do it for me. I don't think this represents the Belgian Strong Dark type of beer well.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird dark fruit, spice nose. Cloudy ruby orange hue. Small head quickly dissipates. Terribly sweet, port/brandyish. Weird brew, although I did rush through this, Im wasnt terribly impressed and had trouble finishing. Slightly disgusting, I wouldnt buy this again.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 4/96, this one was way off!!! Terribly sour, much more so than it is supposed to be. Strange "stoney" flavor, minerals and dirty rocks. Yes, all that mixed with the sourness made for an interesting drink. I will rerate when I find a fresh (or better cellared) bottle.
omhper (23423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Cloudy range-brown. Yeasty nose with notes of oranges. Sweet, fruity and malty with some butterscotch and a syrupy finish with medium bitternes.
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A murky reddish brown color with a light brown head. A strong aroma with whisky, rum, cake, dates, and caramel. A smooth, sweet, spicy flavor with plenty of alcohol and a rich brandy like character.
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange brown color, small head. Malty aroma with apple, caramel and butter. Sweetish with just a bit of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, butter and mustard. Bitter coffee and toffee finish. It takes a few sips, but then it's a nice and smooth beer.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This ale pours a cloudy, reddish amber color with lots of yeast particles floating in it. It has a very thin, white head that rapidly dissipates. The aroma is musty and reminds me of sour fruits. Medium body with little carbonation, the flavor is slightly fruity but annoyingly bland. The finish is sweet and fruity with a mild tartness. The alcohol is well hidden. This beer seems like it could be so much more. I don't really think too much of this one. It has no off flavors but it seems rather bland and flat tasting. But it does have some decent fruit notes.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, fruity, and tart flavor. Finishes almost wine like and bitter. By the way why is the pig wiping his ass on the label.
rauchbier (3799) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy amber orange, thin white head and low condition. Mix of oranges, malt and toffee in the nose. Initialy fruity sweet malt in the mouth became slightly apple-tart towards the end before a short sweet bitter finish laced with mild tartness.