HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Poured deep hazy tawny with a massive light brown lasting foamy-rocky head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet doughy yeast, mild spicy fruit, some brown sugar malt, perhaps a bit minerally. Lovely alcohol- and yeast-bitter, remnided me of a good Christmas pudding with brandy (not brandy butter), love the spice and caramel aspect of this one. It’s spicy, syrupy and you certainly feel the alcohol - great winter warmer, even a hint of fresh red wine as it warms up. adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Pours a dark brownish amber color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is dark fruity with hints of sour dough bread,plums,raisins and nutmeg. Taste is very spicy with hints of sour dough bread,plums,honey,mollasses and nutmeg. Excellent. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Light Brown Medium head disappears quickly. Distinct caramel light bread nose. Opaque dark honey color. Yeast and hops are excellent. Very swiss cheese bitter nice and round and salty. Figgy caramel for the sweetness inside of the roundness. Excellent balancing and alcohol is there at the end. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2005
from the 750 botlle @4.59 which I thought was a good deal. poured a nice dark amber with a light tan head. aroma, plums, raisins, fruity, caramel, alcohol, malt. flavor plums and other dark fruits, raisins, with a nicec toych of alcohol, yeast. very good. PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Pours a dark amber color, with some red highlights. The head is small and diminishes quickly. Aroma has nuts and some dark fruits. Flavor is very nice. Lots of dark fruits. I detect mostly plums but there are other fruits as well. Finish is slightly bitter and very pleasent. Alcohol is hidden very well. Nicely done!
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy dark brown with ruby tinge when held to light. Persistant rocky beige head. Aroma of plummy fruit, caramelly, raisiny malt, spice, licorice, a little alcohol. Rich in the mouth with a warming finish Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Too much of an alcohol presence and too little malt complexity. Some honey-like qualities, some spice, cloves maybe, some type of fruit but indistinguable what. I think I am just very, very picky when it comes to strong Belgian-style beers and many beers which others seem to like don’t really make the cut for me. This is one of those. Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 15, 2005
poured a cloudy amber color with a large off white head. Aroma was malty sweet with yeast and some spices.. Flavor was sweet malt and yeast with some dark fruits and a light alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2005
The bottle foamed over big. I had to run to the sink. From what is left I got a hazy brown/red pour with a quickly diminishing head. Dark fruit, malty, sweet aroma. A little yeast and spicy. Flavor is very nice with all that complex flavor up front with a trailing finish of spice. I taste the sweet mollasses, the banana, the dark fruits, yeast, and a hint of alcohol to firm up the body. Very nice stuff. gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Pours reddish brown with a good sized off-white head. Smells malty with a hint of plums. Taste is hoppy with hints of molasses bananas and alcohol. I fine belgian beer.