Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Medium brown in color and a small head that does not last this is a nice looking beer as it pours. The carbonation mixes with the body to form a nice visual. Alcohol comes through prominently in the flavor and also gives a nice warming. There is plenty of sweet malt in the flavor. Sweetness is the most noticeable aspect of the beer. Some dark fruit can be found as well as caramel. This makes for a nice cold weather drinking beer because of the warming effect. Might be great after a ski outing. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Suprisingly good to me since I do not favor malt headvy brews. It is impressive but too sweet for me MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2006
12oz - 2006 - Aroma is cherry, raisin, yeast and a touch of chocolate. Pours brown-red with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is much stronger and better than aroma. Sweet raisins, malt, alcohol, and chocolate covered cherries. Creamy palate gives it an excellent finish. Let it warm up and get ready for a treat. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Pours a clear deep rouge with a lacy off-white head. Aromas are mild, pruney, sweet candy, liqour. The body is med. but OH MY GOD sweet!. Flavors are completely dominated by this cloying sweetness. The 9% is hidden well under a blanket of sugar. Needs some dextrose or a higher attenuating yeast to dry this out and make it more pallatable. paulanerfanboy (3) - elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2006 does not count
One of my first beers that I’m actually trying to rate. Goes down smooth, alcohol is noticable. Doesn’t smell too appealing. I do like the taste though and that’s what saves this beer for me and why I would recommend it to others.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Play-do, fruit cake , sweat, fusels, and sweet breads and earthy clay make up the confusing aroma. Murky oranage/red brown in color with a pretender of a belgian head that is a finger thick, tan and lasting. Fore is lightly spiced caramel and rum cake and followed by stewed dates and syrup laced sweet bread. has some positive notes and some less than stellar asspects. The carbonation is low and that makes it feel syrupy. Some of the flavor notes are there, but it lacks the nuance of a many belgians which tease you with a parade of intermingling flavors. This is fairly concnetrated (good) but narrow and predicatble (bad) though in the end what is there tastes good so it can’t be disliked. BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2006
12oz Bottle pours out a dark amber topped with a very small head. A very nice and sweat aroma. I can pick-up the Alcohol but not to strong. A very good tast. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
[Bottle - Johns market]
Deep rich brown color with a light brown head. The beer has been sitting for over a year in my beer cellar. Has a deep carmel and fruity nose and the flavor was also as rich. This was a truly nice belgian to drink.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
brewtopia 10/21/06. Aroma is caramel, bread, and fruits. Taste is caramel, bread, dark fruits, with some spices in the finish. good belgian strong ale. TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Hazy amber with an off white head. Sweet malt, spice and fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet and bready with a spcy finish. Nice.