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 (15454) - 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.
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish-brown colour with a big dense foam, subtle and complex aroma of caramel, malt, pear and bread, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full-bodied, very bitter, dry bitter and woody, caramel aftertaste with light notes of alcohol - deeply balanced and complex (thanks to fiulijn for this beer !)
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2005 grapefruit aroma with a cloudy body.the abbye had a foamy head that dissipated after a bit.very nice lacing. enjoyed the taste alot more than i thought i would due to the aroma.no grapefruit in the the flavor,just carmel, malts,and a bit of alcohol at the end. this is a very nice grand cru.
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Odeed for sharing this bottle. Alcohol, fruit, butterscotch. Color is a foggy ruby, and the head is a nice size off white one. Nice alcohol covering. Slightly nutty taste. Mouthfeel is a little fizzy.
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
color is rusty golden, brownish red, and hazy to cloudy. light tan very cramy head that lasts long. aroma is raisin, pear, plum, and yes ginger ale. flavor is fruity, low carbonation, good tangy acidic balance. hops are sublime and spicy. good dark candi sugar/caramel finish. amazingly well hidden alcohol. this beer friggin sings.
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 From a Brasserie Des Rocs bottle with no cork. Nice brown and red body. Cloudiness pervades the beautiful coloring. Huge off white head. Aroma is an interesting prune with almonds, grapes and ripe nectarines. The taste has grapes and raisins at first. Also it bursts on the tongue with apples and some molasses. Almonds are also present. A playfully light beer where the alcohol is not detected at all. I continue to be impressed more and more as I go through the bomber. Absolutely incredible. A very worthy beer for my 800th rating. I will be drinking this one again, especially when you consider the reasonable price for such quality.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 750 ml. Mahogany brown. medium tan head. Nicely rounded malty sweetness with hoppy bitterness. Definitely need to try again.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked thisup to celebrate my new job. Tasty beer, but nothing all that special. It will do for this evening though.
omhper (24630) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy amber, small head. Dryish and almondy upfront, sweeter in the finish. Rich in flavour, lighter in mouthfeel then expected. Lightly yeasty, some caramel, very complex and well balanced.