GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 First Belgian strong I ever tried. Dark brown not much of a head. raison, clove, fruity(in a earthy way) followed by an alcoholic kick. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 This is a wonderful Belgian Strong Ale. It has a fairly high ABV of 9%, but it is hidden well in it complex taste. stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Nice light clove/apple aroma. I love dark strong ales like this. One of my personal favorites. Wonderful taste, not too sour or funky. Just a hint of lactic sourness on the aftertaste, like they mixed 5% lambic in it. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 75 cL bottle, goblet, 55 degrees. Large, tan, fizzy, foamy head shrinks quickly and is on a muddy brown body that is completely opaque in the center. Cookie, caramel malt is moderate in aroma; light, flowery hops; moderate cobweb, doughy yeast; raisin, plum, port, oak, clove, licorice, and alcohol aromas. Nice, robust aroma. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic finish. Flavors are bunched up in the front and there's a dark chocolate flavor in the aftertaste that I didn't identify in the aroma. Fizzy, disruptive carbonation; medium-heavy body; oily texture. The bottom line is: well hidden alcohol; good, but not great. VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Dark and cloudy with a tan head. Rich fruity aroma. Complex flavor - elements of cherry, smooth malt, a little alcohol. Aftertaste is mostly sweet fruitiness with a little alcohol. Nice!
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2003 Pours quite cloudy, and produces a nice beige head, which leaves a very nice lacing. Smells great like a dark fruit, and a floral spiciness. Tastes even better, beginning with a sweet malty taste and ending very smoothly masking the alcohol well. The tastes are the most complex I've ever experienced, of dark fruit light hops, and spice. I instantly fell in love with this beer, and as it warmed exposing its deep flavor I enjoyed it much more. Love it. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Something really must be said for beer that you cannot see through. The muddy black brown amber color is beautiful with a definite toffee candy fragrance. Little head. Taste the malts. Sweet and bitter with a smooth finish & little alcohol aftertaste. This is excellent. Would definitely recommend. Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Light spicy Belgian character in both the aroma and flavor. In spite of the 9%, the flavor's malty and very smooth. SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Great brew. Toffee, caramel, dark, tasty, and malty. Slightly fruity and mellow as advertised. Extremely enjoyable. Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2003
Cloudy dark amber-brown coloured beer. Malty sweet medecinal aroma. Sweet slightly sour taste.