obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate undertones in the flavors, very smooth beer, a bit of a dry bitter finish, and just like the description says this is a very warming beer
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Strong roasted chocolate/coffee flavor. Very porterish. I thought the aroma was earthy with chocolate notes not unlike a brown ale. Taste dissipates quickly. Not bad.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark & roasted but I thought it was just a little to thin. It just felt like something was missing.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing like a winter ale to cap off a cold, dank Labor Day weekend. Deep, dark brown with a thick and soft roasted peanut color head. Multiple spices dominate the aroma of this beer (ie cinnamon and nutmeg) with a touch of candy sugar. Slight aroma of alcohol on the nose as well but you have to look pretty hard for it. Heavy malt dominance on the inital sip leads into a peppery spiciness and a rather sweet syrupy finish. Comfort food on a cool day.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
excellent ’warm you up’ beer, smooth and relaxing
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark and bitter, english strong ale? well, they got the strong part right.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The typically american meets the typically belgian and nothing happens. Too bad, is all I have too say. The definition of a average-rated beer
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep burgundy in colour. Sweetish, malty, and moderately bitter. Roasty and clean.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 2, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark brown, nearly opaque, with a tan head. Initial aroma reminiscent of a single-malt scotch, blending with earthy vegetable and malted chocolate aromas, developing raisin, prune, and plum aromas as it warms. Full bodied, velvety, and very rich, competently curbing the sweetness of milk chocolate while maintaining its creamy flavor, complemented aptly by rum raisin. Malt dominates, almost bullying the roastiness that gives this beer its charm.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark brown colour, fine lace, vegetable and malty aroma, sweet with a long bitter aftertaste