obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Big fluffy tan head, very dark brown color, nose full of roasted & sweet malts with notes of spices, caramel & a bit of alcohol, velvetty smooth body, very pungent flavors though, ulta-sweet & almost abrasive, tangy flavors with very spicy notes that included caramel, molasses, raisin & yeast, over-the-top sweet finish with a big kick of alcohol, the ultra-sweetness of this beer really brought the last three categories down, I was excited after looking at this beer & smelling it, but was brought back down after tasting it
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
On draught at The Dove, Broadway Market, E2. Very heavily carbonated - barman had a real job pouring this one. Lighter in body that I’d expected (probably because it was on draught), but a good flavour of malt, spice and some nuttyness. Sweeter than I’d expected as well. iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2007
Dark red (almost purple) hue, good thick head & nice lacing. Aroma was yeasty and spicy (cloves, cinnamon), with honey and (lots of) sugar. Tangy spicy taste, a bit fruity. Medium carbonation, medium/thick mouthfeel. Decent. charlotte (5382) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2007
Super Christmas beer found as a bargain in ISO-supermarket.Dark red/brown colour small beige head tast of spices and rosted malt full body,and warm alc felling.Really good. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Really delicious. This was an opaque brown with an off white head. Spices and wine-like aromas. Flavor was a surprising strawberry! Caramel medicinal chocolate punches throughout, but that strawberry taste was a kicker! This is great beer.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Murky brown color. Light cream colored head. Roasty taste with carmel, nuttiness, candied notes and spice. Very nice balance. Plovmand (8303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown color with brown head. A very nutty beer both in taste and aroma. Notes of roasted caramel that works very well with the belgian yeast. Balanced with spices that makes this beer a beauty. gunnfryd (14869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is candis sugar, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, candis sugar, alcohol, roasted, caramel. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark brown in color with tan froathy head. Aroma was sweet caramel and nuts. Sweet candy flavored malt finished dry and tingly with alcohol. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Small squatty bottle from State Line (I should have sprung for the corked, capped bottle). The pour is turbid deep ruby with 2-finger khaki head that is indeed compact and firm, like my mistress’ fun bags. The aroma is immense, with notes of red wine grapes, caramel malt, toffee, port wine, strawberry, and spicy floral herbs. The taste is caramel malty up front, giving way to a fruity red winey grape, berry, and chery mix, all of it rather tart and not sweet. The mid-palate and warming effects give tastes of a solid Trappist strong ale. State Line has about 6 of these left in both small and large sizes, and you guys only have about 2 weeks left to beat me to them!