jzzbassman (1619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Dark with a quickly dissapating head. Fruity, wine like, with alcohol present in the taste. Very enjoyable. BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Poured a very deep reddish brown and clear with a tan head that dissapears quickly. Wonderful fruity malty aroma that reminds me of a good Belgian ale. Mouthfeel is lively and medium bodied. Has an excellent balanced flavor of malts that gives a fruity roasted malt flavor that could equal many of its Belgian cousins. Finishes with a sugary sweetness that is abundantly pleasant. Probably the best widely available ale of this style. UNCCTF (578) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Deep mahogony coloring. Flavor is a little fuller and a little more sour than Maudite. A very full-bodied beer. Great brew. brownaler (646) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Has a dark brown appearence with a little spiciness, like Maudite, but also has a nice breadness in the back of the mouth. frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Dark redish brown with a nice light brown head. Malty, plum and raisin aroma. Spicy yeast and ripe fruit flavors. Very solid Belgian Strong.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Murky dark brown body, small off-white head. Lots of roasted malt in the nose. Other aromas are cherry and maybe vanilla. Flavor is roasted malt without much sweetness. The flavor kind of falls flat IMO. I have read much about this beer's complexity. I am not getting it. The body is smooth and pleasant but in no way outstanding. My expectations were too high for this brew. Maybe its too subtle for me but I don't understand how this beer is so highly regarded. ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Probably the finest after dinner beer I have ever tasted. Just try it -- but savor it over time, don't you dare gulp. It must be given its due in sips and... it's ABV takes the place of two lagers. It's just become available in the Chicago 'burbs. The slightest drawback can be its sweetness --but as a dessert beer, that's fine. BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Hint of citrus aroma. Good carbonation. Just a great beer-it's my favorite Belgian beer so far. rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Very clear redish brown color with a sweet fruityness in its aroma. Sweet taste with a light to medium body. I really enjoyed this beer. TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
By the time I got around to tasting this one I was toasted. That said, YUM! Good roasty toasty aroma, dark coffe color and a good head. A bit of fruit, maybe apple wrapped in malty goodness. I'll keep this one in the fridge!