BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with a fluffy tannish head. Cloudiness clears after a moment. Plums, raisins, nuts flavors power this beer. Malty fruity aftertaste that lingers until the next sip. A great belgian.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tim! ruddy brown, pinkish head. Nose is fruity - cherries and strawberries, some alcohol. Nice tart flavor, well spiced with lots of fruit.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque red color with a huge beige head. Aroma of spices and fruit. Flavor of dark fruits and spices. Finishes with some smoke and tanginess. Pretty smooth and drinkable.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-brown color, lasting head that was explosive upon pouring. Has a mild spicy undertone with notes of dark dried fruits and some green fruits. Finish is somewhat dry.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy opaque caramel color with an orange tint. Thick foamy off-white, tan head. Good lacing. Great apple, apricot, malt aroma. Amazing fruity,smokey, malty flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Chewy. Very good beer.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Poured a large light brown head with an orange caramel color almost like the color of apple cider. Smells of cherries and apples are present. Medium bodied, very smooth and full of malts, caramel and fruit flavors. The aftertaste is what I would describe as woody. Awesome beer. I would like to try other varities to see how they measure up.
IndianaRed (4101) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours a deep carmel brown with a small light tan head and sparce but silky lacing. Lots of floaters and sinkers. Fruity and spicy notes. Plums, raisons and molassas. flavors are the belgian spice, slight smokey notes and mostly dark pitted fruits. Flavors are quite subdued earthy and blended. Much more so than the other highly rated Belgians I’ve had. Feel is soft and a bit lively and the finish is smooth with a slight woody malty flavor.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Amber-orange color under a huge, frothy light tan persistant head. Lots of floaties for sure. Beautiful aromas of ripe plum, peach and pear. Very fruity to say the least. Spritzy carbonation emphasizes extremely complex flavors of sweet ripe fruit, caramel, honey and malt which nicely tames the 10% alcohol. The finish is the real treat here; quite sweet early, then within a few seconds a dominant bitter herbal/woody/mineral taste and mouthfeel becomes quite obvious. A supremely satisfying, complex Belgian which is worth every penny!!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured reddish brown with medium tan head...hello floatie town...smell is definately fruity and fantastic with fruits...peach and cherries for sure...a little fruity at first, giving way to a very bitter herbal taste and finish...don’t get me wrong, it is good, but quite strangely spiced...bizarre finish...overall a little disappointing after the magnificent aroma...
MiP (15394) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnum bottle. Spicy aniseed aroma. Dark red/brown colour, OK head. Malty aniseed flavour. Soft and full-flavoured. Pleasant. Tea-like aftertaste.