zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Very pronounced nose of raisens, figs, banana and peach ,very little alchohol aroma. Mildly sweet and spicy. Soft mouthfeel punctuated with brisk short carbonation. Complex palate alternates between dry and sweet lots of earthy spicy ,woody and carmelized fruit notes. Yummy. Goes great with a CAO Corilla. One of the most interesting brews I’ve had-it lives up to the hype. Louipa (121) - USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 This is a very complex beer, and I cannot put my finger on the various flavors in my mouth. It is the god beer...you will drink it....you must obey... iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
But for real, its good stuff.
11.2oz bottle, 21 12 10 is printed on the bottle (maybe the best by date?). Had this one time @ the Royal Mile in Des Moines (and was delicious), and am gonna have it again. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head into my Chimay chalice. Aroma of bananas, yeast, spices, fruity brown sugar, ripe raisins. Very sweet tasting up front, adding oak and/or bourbon to the mix. Bananas show up in the aftertaste. Bitterness is noted 2/3 through until the end, though it seems to alternate between sips--sometimes bitter and dry, sometimes sweet and dry. creamy mouthfeel despite the sharp carbonation. . Alcohol is evident though not harsh. A very different and good beer. I’ll have to run to Dirty John’s and rerate this one, because I know it’s good and I like it, but I just don’t know how good it is and how much I like it. For now, a 4.0 rating will have to do. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Dark fruit, caramel, sweet malt, alcohol, and yeast. Wonderful aroma! Appearance: Beer is the color of the dark raisins in the aroma. Head was abundant and beige-y in color, but diminished quickly. Decent lacing. Flavor: malt sweetness, followed by dark fruits, followed by candi sugar, followed by an intense alcohol flavor and warming. Everything has it’s place, and nothing is stepping on anything else. Very complex, but masterfully balanced. Palate: Full bodied. Carbonation was a little high, but helped accentuate some of the flavors. Alcohol warming on back of tongue and roof of mouth is very enjoyable. Overall: A masterclass on the brewer’s art. An exceptionally well put together beer. One of my personal favorites. STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Dull gold murky appearance – nice head however, the head does not last long– nose is prunes, cinnamon, raisins, grassy, caramel very sharp – medium body – initial taste is sweet then turns acidic, and malt, dried prunes (barleywineish quality) - aftertaste is medium with a creamy, acidic and bitter chocolate
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle L30 11 10. Deep cola brown with a fluffy tan head. Bubbles range from tiny to large. Aroma is sweet candy plum, sour cherries, and a touch of alcohol. Quite appetizing. Palate is very smooth. Flavor is a touch sour when cold. Letting it sit and warm up highlights the sugars (and the alcohol twist). I’ve got another bottle I’m going to let age for a while. I’m going to let it warm up before drinking... this one has improved significantly as the temperature approached room. HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 FINALLY A BELGIAN ALE THAT I REALLY LIKE! Chimay is ok, but this stuff has it beat hands down... Dark brown in color with nice lacing. Aroma was malty and slightly sour. Flavor was mostly sweet and a little tart with a hint of chocolate. Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
Nu ligner det noget Rene. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
Ville passe godt til skimmelosten af samme nave. (staves det også sådan?)
Dejlig mørk brun i farven. Duften er ikke for meget rosin og svesker og alkohol.
Men man kan formenne vi der oppe af.
I smagen kom jeg til at tænke på julegløgg.
Uhmmm.....god inden for denne øltype.
Brown small white head. Smell of malts, raisins and alchohol. Taste Malts, raisins, prunes, alcholol, hop. A lot of the same as Westvleteren 12, but more sharp, not so pleasant and round. cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Super. 12 oz bottle, poured cloudy chocolate, large frothy head. Fruits (plum, cherry) and malts on the nose. Very complex palate, sharp carbonation and an overall warm feeling when. A lot of love went into brewing this.