Aurelius (5652) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Sweet, yeasty, peppery, darkish malt aroma. Good bottle, questionable monk on the label that probably shouldn't be trusted around altar boys, mahogany brew with a big poofy head. Medium sweetness, some musky malt and veggie/grassy flavors over dark syrupy ones. Doesn't warm particularly well -- it gets grassier. Finish is medium length and complex. Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Good looking beer dark, reddish amber nice head. Spicy complex aromas I can’t seems to put a name to all the smells here. Slightly sweet tart and fruity. Not bad at all scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2003
A good double bock. Was a little suprised about the exceptionally high rating (95%), but I'm not disagreeing. A slightly nutty and fruity taste. Nice color and aroma. cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Spicy and malty nose. The head is small bubbles and hangs out a while. Nice balanced sweet and toffe like. Like all NB beers this is nice to drink. stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Overall a nice bottle a beer....really notice the heavy malts that come through with a lot of carbonation to add to the spice. Gets sweeter as it warms and the phenolic notes are a lot more present at warmer temps. Caramel is evident in the finish and perhaps a yeast twinge is lingering after the swallow. Nice, but I don't think that I would drink more than one in one sitting.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Heavy malty aromas with a yeasty spiciness. Creamy off-white head. Hazy reddish-brown colored. Very nice flavors. Sweet with a touch of bitterness. Surprisingly short finish. Medium bodied and very dry with a chalky finish. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2003
Deep brown in colour. Aroma of cherries, dark chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. The flavour is malty, yeasty, musty, and has some caramel and toffee. I finishes warming from the alcohol and bitter. Thanks PhillyBeer. mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Quick banana bread then spicy yeasty clove aromas.Medium chestnut appearance.Sweetish banana, bubblegum flavors followed by a drier yeasty nutty finish. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2003
This was extrememly tastey, and I had it with dinner, so I would like to try it again because I think it would make a perfect session ale. Darker than I expected, with a great aroma, that yields strong fruity essences, along with that musty belgian smell that I have found with everyone that I have tried but in a good way. Nice complex flavor, that has a great balance, and a bit of a doughy malt y quality to it. Quickly dissipating head and lacing. Very easy to drink and very enjoyable. Jedsbrew (464) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Dark amber color with a billowing head-looks great, with a yeasty flower garden aroma. Sweet, tangy and delicious with sort of an oriental spiciness to it. Dry and maybe even a little salty in the finish. Oh yea, good beer.