fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hits harder than Larry Holmes
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Massive is a good word. Deep garnet with a little head. Thick (think 5W-30) and rich with loads of caramel and molasses. A creamy body with a slightly noticable warming ABV that sits in your belly and builds a nice fire. A brew that was more like a Scotch Ale than any Belgian. This one will age nicely and mellow out substantially. Canít wait...but will.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In its bottled form, I didnít enjoy this - very sugary and cidery. I gave it a 2.9. I recently tried it in keg form, and its much better that way, but still very sweet, strong and hard to drink. Could def use some aging.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep ruby colour, few head, complex aroma: cherry, plum, strong alcohol presence. Poooohh !! If the americans would write the alcohol content on their bottles I would have chosen another beer to finish the evening ... Extremely sweet, syrupy. This beer sure has a huge potentiel. Too bad I cannot find more to store 5 - 10 years in my cellar !
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big malt, syrupy in fact. Cherry and plum flavours emerge. Fresh from the brewery, it is far too young to drink. Iíll have to check back in a few years.
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very complex flavor which I enjoyed. It has also grown with age. I have a year-old supply and will probably keep for several more as I let it condition. A very nice beer, but not for everyone.