joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Redbrown colour with beige head.
Disappointing aroma dominated by yeast and spices.
Sweet but watery flavour with notes of fruit and spices.
I must admit, I prefer the trappist beers from Westvleteren, Rochefort and Achel.
ALyseen (42) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy dark brown body middel head. A bit smoked and a good toffefee flavor. God belgian strong ale.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good strong tasting beer, but I’ve had better. It has good color and aroma, but again I’ve seen better.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pours dark brown body with hints of rouge. Thick foamy beige head accompanies. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, bitterness from hops, earthy, slight alcohol. Very complex smelling, and tempting. Taste of sweet malt, slight sourness and alcohol. Bitter with some nuttiness. A lot of flavours present, but none are too distinct. A little bit of everything. Yeasty on the aftertaste, sweetness lingers slightly. Strong alcohol content that is hardly noticed. Very good!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Winey, full bodied, yeasty, malty, rich and flavorfull, a great winter beer, a great nightcup, quite expensive but well worth it.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 flowery malty goodness. yeasty flavours, brown murky appearance. fairly enjoyable.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an outstanding belgian strong ale. Did not notice any oveerwhelming alcohol, it seemed to be masked nicely. Mallt rather than hop and a nice yeast factor
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle is the only way to have this, my favorite ale from the region besides Castelain Blonde Bier de Garde. I found nothing offensive about this every time I’ve had it, except that once the bottle is empty I wish there was more ;) Expensive, but worth every penny and it can be found pretty easily.
Dorqui (2214) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Black, dark and opaque color. Creamy foam, much supporter and of long persistence. Much elegant one. Intense, strong aroma. Elevated alcoholic rate that not hung and be out of place not being the beer a lot balanced and full bodied. Dense and warm. Indeed excellent.
DanielBrown (4433) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle labelled 1999, from Metro Wines, Syston, Leicester. Very dark, probably black beer, with a shallow but firm creamy head. Strong grape and choc aroma. Smooth flavour with only a smidgeon of noticeable strength on the finish. Remarkably little flavour for such a strong beer - fairly watery with some smooth choc. Not outstanding, but does improve as you drink it. Would be very poor if served too cold - beware!