heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber with a billowing creamy head. Sweet malty aroma, with loads of dark fruits. Luxuriously sweet maltiness with light sherry notes. Deep profound bitterness is quite beautiful. Not overly complex in my opinion, but a work of art nonetheless.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a redish brown with a tan head that is initially thick but dissipates, but still leaves some lacing. flavor is very complex and it is difficult for me to tease out flavors. i am definatly too much of a novice to fully appreciate this beer, yet I still enjoy it even though I can't describe it well. an excellent beer
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2006 Pours with a deep red-brown/mohagony body topped by a medium thick off-white head with lots of lace left on the glass. Spicy malt aroma with a slightly sweet, fruity character and a touch of alcohol. Slightly sweet and fruity malt flavor with notes of licorice and pepper with a slight alcohol bite. The finish is bitter and spicey. Full bodied and very tingly on the tongue.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with lots of sediment. Small creamy beige head. Smells sweet caramel and smells like paint. Taste very sweet with alcohol. Medium body with a velvet palate.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown with red edges. Big brownish bubbl;es dissolve quickly. Spice, fruit - raisins and dates, in the nose. Thick body, with intense malty sweetness and spicy hoppiness. Coats the tongue and gives a long lasting finish. May be the best beer in the world
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky dark red amber with a creamy head and sweet aromas. Full-bodied with moderate bitterness. Fruits, sweet malts, flowers, dried herbs are all present with some bitter hops in the end. Alcohol content detracted somewhat making this slightly less appealing than the Extra 8. Very potent with a strong aftertaste.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ok... this is my second time having this... its very dark with a creamy thin head that stays the whole way, the aroma is sweet - malty - nutty, the flavor is has lots of alcohol to it - which is a major diss to the old tongue, it has a rather nutty flavor - that was rather bitter - malty - but leaves a nasty film on my teeth that ive never experienced before... i dont know... this isnt #1
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Great! Similar to the westy 8, but I actually liked the 8 better because the head was fuller and creamier and the taste was even more spot on. With that said, this is a perfectly, and i mean PERFECTLY balanced beer. One of the best belgian strong ale I have tasted. Period.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
O.k. so I finally spent the money to grab this beer. 12oz for $10. The expectations are high. The body was brown with a very small white head. A ton of yeast in suspension....I have to wait a while to pour the whole thing. The aroma is of alcohol and paint. Some nice brets and caramel. Is this the beer everyone has been raving about?? The palate is slightly oily and very smooth. The flavor is quite alcoholic with some caramel hinting at chocolate. Well rounded with some malts and some nuttiness. I am not really finding anything too wonderful about this beer to necessitate such a rating. It is a fine beer but, I have had much better.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 My lord...this is perfection in a bottle. this is so beyond complex in the flavors and aromas... simply stated... wow.