Rooney31 (42) - USA - NOV 28, 2006
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice creamy head. Compared to other Belgian Strong Ales this one has a little less body. However, the flavors are nice and the beer is overall, although I hate using this adjective, refreshing. CEZ (415) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 28, 2006
Dark brown body, medium to tall off-white head. Rich warm aroma, mostly caramel, dried fruit, wooden and smoky notes. Taste is fruity (prunes), roasted grain, syrup, but never too sweet. Body is smooth. Slightly yeasty in the finish. Very nice belgian dark ale. DarkMagus (539) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
This is a damn fine brew. The aroma was full of fresh and dried fruitiness, some caramel, sweet malts, and yeast. Flavors were huge, complex, and very well-balanced. Dark candy sugar, sweet malts, a yeasty breadiness, dried fruits (cherries, apricots, dates), fresh fruits (apples, pears)... just about everything I could ask for in a Belgian Strong Ale. The mouthfeel was smooth and velvety, and just slightly dry. Pretty damn good, for sure. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Mien Godt!!! This is one tasty beer!!! A dark color, frothy as heck head, and a flavor that boggles the mind, a very flavorful beer that i recommend highly! had on tap at a pub...not as good, but still very nice, scores changed accordians. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2006
on tap in Lille: aroma was yeast, malt, and some alcohol. was an amber color with a white head. flavor showed too much alcohol and not enough malt and hops. some peppery and yeasty notes. Didn’t really enjoy the bit of the alcohol. fairly active palate. Its okay, compares to Leffe.
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle at Fogg N’ Sudds in Vancouver, BA, Canada. After so many mediocore ales and lagers, I was happy to have a legimate Belgian Strong Ale on a recent trip to Vancouver. Dark amber pour with a large foamy puffy white head. A strong malty aroma with a nice malty taste and a strong bite. It also has a deep slow burned in aftertaste that cements the flavor. This is certainly not my favorite belgian strong but I can’t say anything bad about it either. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 Bottle at Vielle Ardennes in Bouillon (Belgium), a dark cola-brown colour with a pillowy white head - that laced well down the glass. A nutty aroma with roasted malt. A sweetness in the mouth that builds through the swallow. Strong molasses flavour. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2006
Draught. Pours a brown colour with an off-white head. Malty spicy aroma with hints of caramel. Malty yeasty spicy flavor with hints of caramel and dark fruits. Warming spicy malty finish. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Draft @ Sharpedge Creekhouse. Dark brown pour. Fluffy off-white head. Nice lacing on glass. Aroma was of caramel, spices, and malt. Not overpowering, not to faint either. Flavor was bready, and sweet, caramel, and spices, oaky and slight hints of vanilla. As it warmed the alcohol came through, but not to much and yeast came through. Chewy mouthfeel. Finish was a little dry. Overall I enjoyed the brew. rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2006
This beer wasn’t half bad aroma is spicy with some sweetness mixed with the twinge of alcohol. The pour is brown with a tan head. Taste is interesting with many flavors of caramel a bit of fruit some yeasty flavor and the alcohol at the end. Good brew but not sure if I would buy it again.