kramer (6306) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8.3 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy copper color, small compact head that settles to a thin film. Aroma is wonderful. Fruity, candy sweetness, citrusy hops, sweet malt, toffee, and some alcohol. Full body, cloying stickyness with very sweet finish. Tastes of Belgian candy sugar, fruitiness, alcohol, honey, and caramel malt. Not very in balance as far as malt to hop ratio goes, there is a little bitterness but it is far outweighed by malt. Mouthfeel is about what I expected, cloyingly sweet with lively carbonation, but with a creamy finish. The alcohol is rather noticable a few seconds after the swollow, so much so that it really makes you take a step back. OK beer overall, but not something worth seeking out.
Tmoney99 (13901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 250 ml. Moderate hazy orange with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet aroma with hint of alcohol. full body with syrupy texture. Moderate sweet complex spice and fruit flavor with moderate sweet finish with small alcohol bite
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange color, a little hazy. Aroma is fruity with a whiff of whiskey. Flavor is strongly malty, with notes of pepper, yeast and a strong alcohol finish. Very bold and good.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold/amber. Insignificant off-white head is gone in a flash. Sweet malt, dark dried fruit, touch of alcohol in the aroma. Same flavor. Sweet. Creamy with strong alcohol in the finish. Good brew, I’m anxious to try the prestige.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pumpkin color (just like the label) Malt butterscotch smell. Malty Bitter balance is very nice but has an alcohol finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper body with a smallish head. Aroma is alcoholic, fruity, yeasty, with candy sugar as well. Flavor is the same with an emphasis on alcohol and candy sugar. Hints of caramel as well. bittersweet finish. It’s not bad, but I’ve had so many better Belgian strong ales that I will not be coming back to this for a while. $4 for 250cl. Why do they call this Scaldis?
Odeed (1802) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a clear orange body with little head that vanished quickly.it smelled much like a grand cru.grapefruit,cherries,yeast,and alcohol all made the aroma.the falvor was much in the same with some sweet candy rounding it out.overall this is a nice sippin’ brew.
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, copper color with almost no head. Malty & fruity aroma. Full-bodied taste - slightly spicy, malty, with dry finish. The high abv is not that noticeable making this a dangerously drinkable beer!
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly cloudy amber (surprise!!) colour, with a short and slightly persistent head. The aroma was bursting with sweet toffee and alcohol and a slight nuttiness. Concealing 12% is asking a bit much, and it showed in tasting - but not unpleasantly so. A bit of fire in the breath could have been dangerous around the fireplace, but even in winter there’s no need for a fire in these neck of the woods. The flavour realises the sweetness, but not as much as expected. Some good bitterness on the finish leaves a lasting aftertaste full of caramel nuts. A good beer, but I feel duped with only 250mL in my glass!
harrisoni (17574) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Bottle. Dark orange, thin white head. Sweet orange/tangerine aroma, very sweet in mouth but then kick of hops and burning alcohol. Touches of whiskey and caramel and boiled sugar. A little unpleasant. 1.8 Bottle in Brussels. Boozy but kind of attractive.