herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Gotta say I was kind of let down by this one. Tried it when it was first released but didnt rate it because I felt it was to young and had not come together yet. Tried another one last night and guess what? Still just a jumbled mess. Belgian hints with yeastiness and dark fruits at first, some spiciness and then the hops come in and bludgeon everything and not in a good way. Hopefully time will be kind to this one and in 9 years it will come together. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Brown body, quickly dissapating head. Heavy brown sugar in the aroma with wheat, sugar cane, and alcohol. Taste is mettalic with some alcohol and caramel. At bottling did someone put a 1906 penny in this bottle as a suprise? illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Part of the 02 thru 06 vertical at YourDarkLord’s house. Thanks to Landseer for bringing this to the table. Pours dark hazy amber. Aroma of dark wheat malt, banana, toffee, and some alcohol. Fizzy mouthfeel and faint watery texture. Flavor of dark wheat malt, plums, toffee, and some faint fusel alcohol. Peppery finish with some notes of aspirin. This was the weakest of the 6. However, we were not sure how it was stored prior to purchase.
notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2003
Cloudy amber appearance with a little lacing - aroma of fruity candy and children's chewable vitamins - tastes like a dubbel, APA and wheat beer combined - alcohol burns the throat a bit - not as complex as I was expecting, and a bit out of balance as well - the hop bite in the finish seems incongruous with the rest of the flavor. JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2003
Deep amber. yellowish head, fairly stable. Nose gives... vanilla-and-raspberry icecream??? Eeuh...yes. And diacetyl. Taste: diacetyl, damn: too young. Stone? And then I read the text on the bottle. Right, it's all there. It's me who's been the culprit. Had to wait another 11 years, it seems. Aftertaste & mouthfeel is buttery (of course) and soupy. Why - blame it on me. If I ever find another bottle, I'll rerate; points are given with reservation.
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Fruity, spicey/spiced, sweet, and VERY light for my expectations. While having a nice flavor and fair balance I had a hard time getting over what I perceived as being a light character which made me wonder exactly how well this would cellar. Would the spicyness subside or would they increase in relation to the light body? Maybe this whole light thing is just a complete misinterpretation on my part. All in all a decent beer - and THE BIGGEST PART OF IT- krisbierjaeger - thank you SO much. Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle (Drank in May 2005): Poured a dark amber color ale with a medium head with almost no retention. Aroma of light roasted malt, coriander with some bitter hops. Coriander is easily detectable as well as the bitter hops. It seems to lack a bit something to make it truly special. I really do applaud the fact that the brewer tried to come up with something original (i.e. Belgian ale mix with some American ale component) but I don’t really appreciate it in this particular case. Also, I’m not so sure this is going to help up that well over the years… Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Sweet and sugary nose, notes of caramel and butter. Dark copper body, small off-white head. Some sweetness in the flavor, with a somewhat caramelly ending. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle. Brown color with an off-white head. Nice sweet body with a nice and balanced bitter note. Not bad. tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Poured dark amber and orange with a khaki and beige head that left behind some lace. The aroma with full and rich with toffee, pine and tree bark. The flavor in this beer was sugary sweet and good and bitter. As it warmed the experience started to turn for the worse. High alcohols start to over run the beer and mat this most unpleasant. This sure didn’t age very well. Too much burn to make this enjoyable. Thanks csbosox for sharing.