BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2004
I expected more.. a little sour on the nose.. a deep brown with a nice head.. but tasted a little musty.. maybe it was an old bottle? Lacking in depth and character... not what I hoped. Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 4, 2004
Disappointing in that the first taste was that of rotten grapes followed by nasty after-taste. I will confess that with each sip, the beer gets progressively better. So, haha, towards the bottom third, the flavoring balanced and character dominated (almost nullifying the terrible start). With a variety of abbey style ales out there, there’s ones
that are much better start to finish. Considering the fact that this type of beer is superior to most, this is still a good choice. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
Bottle. Medium brown pour, big tan fizzy head. Some citrus mixed with malt and hops in aroma. Taste is that of a rather assertive Belgium ale, yet the alcohol never overwhelms. Slightly yeasty as well, with some hints of grape sourness. Overall, a very good beer, more than I was expecting from an LCBO giftpack! joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
reddish brown with huge tan head. highly carbonated. Lots to taste. COmplex. A classic go to easy
to get beer. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
bottle. fantastic spicy, peppery aroma. HUGE fluffy off-white head with a mahogany coloured body. Carbonation was moderate. flavour consisted of some bitter chocolate, lots of malt, and some spiciness. Complex. Great beer.
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
BB date 10 mos. away. Pored a fizzy typical brown. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavors nothing like the bottle said,no chocolate,plums or smoke. Just mild yeast,charred wood,mild burnt molasses.
Glad it was on sale. Lame! Dorqui (2296) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
Dark and fragrant. Adherent foam of long persistence. Strongly and structured. wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from LCBO as part of their seasonal gift pack series. Tasted in Rochefort Trappist glass. Sludge brown colour, dirty, nasty, wonderful. Thin white tobacco head maintains itself well in the trappist chalice. Aroma is sweet, of belgium candied sugar, molassis and malt. Taste is sweet and upfront, farily 1D, but in line for this style. Actually, after several sipfuls its quite nice. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottle. LCBO Winter Release 2004. Brown body, with a massive billowing off white head. Aroma is a bit yeasty, with some sweet malt and alcohol. Flavour is pleasantly malty with a touch of fruityness. Their is an odd undercurrent here that I could best describe as sour, but I think I prefer OKBeers choiceof ’prickly’. Nice beer that didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Thanks for sharing this one Tupalev, I may just have to pick some up for myself. OKBeer (1175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2004
330 ml bottle, best before 16/06/06. Dark amber colour with a huge fizzy, creamy, and rocky head. Fruity, raisin, light plum aroma. Lightly sour, plum, and fruity with an unfortunately metallic and alcohol bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, dry, astringent, but prickly mouthfeel.