elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. very dark brown color. roasty malty dark fruit aroma. very carpy. quite bitter and dark fruits. very complex. strong pallete.
tomthompson89 (1981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had for the first time at Smokeless Joes. very nice!!! bottle small brown lotsa malts and sweetness on the nose with a fruit caremel malt flavour, enjoyed this one
gunnfryd (14373) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, spices, caramel. Flavour is alchohol, roasted, fruit, apple, cellar notes, caramel.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit and grain in a very well balanced combo. The high ABV is not obtrusive at all. Excellent.
mansquito (5728) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chimay blue holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first strong Belgian Ale that I have ever tried. When I first tried it, I did not know what to think, but understood immediately that this was a quality beer. The taste was a little too strong and the alcohol was overwhelming. However, when returning to America I picked up the 75cl bottle and drank it at a punk show. Not only did I feel more dignified, but in contrast to all the malt liquor in the room, I finally grasped the full goodness of this beer. The taste was rich, sweet and creamy. Every sip of the beer was excellent and when the bottle was finished, I regretted that I had to begin drinking a lower quality beer and lamented nostalgically on the excellent beer consumed.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Slightly sour aroma, deep amber color with decent head at first. Sweet and slightly fruity flavor with decent complexity and finish.
kipdynamite (11) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2006 33 cl bottling) Beautiful colour, nicely spiced Belgian strong ale. Looking forward to enjoying the 2004 75 cl bottle I have in my cellar in a few years...
Tranquillity (2035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Room temperature, 0,33l bottle. Big foamy white head, brown and cherry tones in the colour. Aroma of lemon, raisins, prunes. Body soft, wonderfully long finish.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Fall Crawl 2006 (our camping trip). Pours a deep amber with a huge lasting head. Good carbonation and sticky lacing. Flavor and aroma were of spicy malts and yeast with a well hidden alcohol punch. Another Belgian winner.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a fluffy off-white head. Nuts, oxidized apples, figs and spice in the nose. Full creamy body with fine carbonation. The taste is sweet with yeasty spice, fruit with an overall impression of oxidized apples. Just a bit of bitterness and spice in the finish. Good, but not bowl-me-over good.