eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Great beer. loved the white bottle. Gorgeously dark bron. Smells like alcohol and goes down sweet. i’m down. JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
very tasty. Deep red, khaki head. Sweet maltiness with intense hops. Sweet and bitter combo is well balanced. gunnfryd (15180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, sweet, cellar notes, spices. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(330 ml bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!, cellared for 11 mos. after trade) Great - tasty and complex...Pours very murky slightly reddish brown. One finger of biege head recedes to a nice covering layer. Aroma is wonderful - stewed fruits, brown sugar and strong, yeasty red wine. Mouthfeel smooth and heavy. Lots of lightly prickly carbonation. Little bit sticky at end. Flavor of brown sugar, sweet, boozy, sugary red wine and stewed dark fruit. Kind of hot but didn’t detract. Great. Reminded me alot of Ommegang but a notch better. TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Had this one in a Belgian 6 pack sampler. Very F####ing glad I grabbed it. This is one of my favorite ones. Very powerfull smell and flavor. Pours a little darker than most orange/amber color. Very appealing smell. The flavor in this one is top notch, just a great brew.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Pours dark ruby red with an off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, raisin and apple. The caramel and raisin are featured in the flavor with a noticable roasted maltiness. The beer also has a very full and creamy body. It’s a tad on the sweet side for my personal taste but quite enjoyable nonetheless. RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 Bottle at St. Veronus. Incredible beer! I was recommended this as an alternative since all the Rocheforts were out. Very large head which made this gem look gorgeous in the tulip. Aroma was fairly pleasant and fruity, but rather faint. The flavour on this thing is gorgeous! It tastes to me like a hot-rodded Chimay Bleu. This is exactly what Chimay is missing. Taste is of molasses, brown sugar, plums and caramel. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. One of the best belgians I have had. Beer5000 (6678) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2007
750ml bottle. Dark, dark red body with a big white head. Rich malty aroma with just a little hint of warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, slightly roasted, dry fruit (raisin, prunes) a little spicy and some alcohol. A very nice and full bodied beer, probably the best from Steenberg. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
On tap @ McNulty’s Bier Market: Reddish gold in color with an off white head. Aroma, yeast, some spices, fruits and sweet malts. Flavor, sticky sweetness up front, some fruits and spices behind that. There is a bit of heat to it, but nothing overwhelming. Enjoyable beer. burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
This had a large,frothy head.nice lacing.Aroma was a biting one of fresh grass and oak?The color was a dark brown,approaching black.Great bitter,and deep taste.Rasins,honey,and malt.I have a cold and am plugged up.so my taste is a bit wacked,but I think i’m fairly accurate in my description.Will buy again!