FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Dark ruby body topped by a small tan head. Sweet, yeasty with dried fruit aroma. Dark cherry flavor stood out above the malts and othher fruit and left just the right amount of tartness on my palate. Very enjoyable waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2007
bottle. mahogony pour with nice tan head. apricot, raison, roasted malt and fresh hop aroma. medium body with a lively palate that becomes milder as it warms. plum, raison match rich malts and ends with a nice hoppy bitterness. enjoyed this by the fire pit and love every second of it. andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2007
750ml. beautiful dark mahogany pour with a nice little head. complex aroma: bittersweet fruit, maple sap, caramel malts, and a hint of alcohol mixed w/brown sugar. bitter caramel/sugar syrup and hoppy taste. also, orange peel, hints of grape, tanginess, and spice. not as much finish as i hoped for, but well rounded all the same. vyvvy (6857) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pours deep brown with a reddish hue with a short lasting fizzy brown head. The aroma has caramel malt, earthiness, 7-up, grapes and anise. Medium / full body with a good amount of semi-sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with earthy toasted malt, raisins, some sourness and moderate spiciness. The finish has lots more spice, anise and some astringency. More of a dark fruit presence comes in as the beer warms. This is an okay Belgium style ale. I may have to try this again down the road, but it just just lacked something special to really capture my interest. jimhilt (2636) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pours a two-fingered light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy red/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Raisin nose. Starts as sweet raisin/maple, hints of the high ABV with a prickly finish. 750ml bottle gift from Boston, MA area.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Bottled. Hazy brown pour with 2 finger thick brown head. Aroma was of malty, banana and sugar notes. Taste was like a mild cherry sweet maltiness with a yeast finish. Belgian spices were detected. This was a decent brew in my opinon and I am not a huge belgian fan. allfreej (567) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottled. Poured dark brown with a tawny, foamy head. The nose was sour and vinous and the flavor had notes of chocolate, raisins, currents, and malt. The finish had subtle alcohol notes and a bit of hops. Good stuff! Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle, 75 cl. Ruby colour with an off-white head. Fruity & spicy aroma, maybe some apples & cherries. Flavour is indeed "Belgian style", with a spicy tone. Finish is a bit short but otherwise it’s a good beer. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a deep amber brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty with some raisins and alcohol. Flavor is of dried fruits,light chocolate and a nice herbal bitter finish. Nice american belgian strong ale slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2007
(from notes). Bottle. Nose is alcohol and malt. Banana peels and cherries. Sweetness is prevalent but subtle. Pours with a huge brown head which quickly reduces to nothing. BEAUTIFUL ruby appearance. Gorgeous. Thin and smooth on the palate. Glides smoothly across the tongue. Taste is cherries, alcohol with a subdued alcohol presence. Almost no carbonation but somehow its thinness doesn’t feel weak or lacking. Crisp.