Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Burgundy color, with a full and creamy foam that lasts. Lightly aromatic, with hints of burnt popcorn, brandy, dark fruit (plum) and the attributes of Belgian Yeast. Flavor is very rich and full, with extremely well hidden alcohol, fruit, chocolate and Belgian yeast. Not complex, nor polite, but quite tasty. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Spicy with sweet fruity notes of plum and bread pudding. Dark brown with quickly fading tan head. More bread pudding in the flavor with a good kick of rum tasting warming alcohol. TBone (18934) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2005
Bottled 0,75 ltr (BB 06/2006)Lunkie (1981) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Dark red-brown, firm small tanned head. Nose has fruity malts (plums), paper, hints of alcohol, not very strong nose. Medium-boded. Liqeurish palate. Sugary with dark malts, licorice, cardboard and fruityness (plums, raisins). In the finish alcohol is evident. Warming simple strong abbey ale and it is +27c outside in July when drinking this one!
Hop malt aroma. Dark brown red clear colour with good head and lacing. Strong full flavour with malt and hops. Fizzy palate. mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2005
75cl bottle, cork dated 06/06. Pours dark, with a lot of yeast/protein in suspension...head recedes but nice lace coats the glass...aroma is moderate with some sweet raisin/plum and malt aromas...drinks with a medium body, not thick and not light...fairly sweet but not cloying...flavors include chocolate chip cookies and toasted malt...not too complex, but still well enough...I enjoyed drinking it, although it wasn’t like I got ran over by a car or something(although with this strength I kinda felt like it!)...that’s real awesome the recipe was perfected centuries ago...man, real awesome...and by MONKS too...SHE OUGHT!...solid beer though, really.
bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark mahogany body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of caramel,brown sugar, florals, malt, and spicy yeast. Flavor of apple, alcohol, black licorice, and spices. egajdzis (6917) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cork: 06/06... Poured a very dark brown / red color with a medium sized, light tan, creamy head that left really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, and caramel. Taste of sweet caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, spicy cinnamon, light warming alcohol, and a silky smooth mouthfeel. Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
ZBF 2005. Pours dark brown with a cream coloured head. Aroma is spicy and of alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, with notes of prunes. medium bodied, with some alcohol burning. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Brown colour with a baige head. Spicy malty alcoholic aroma and a sweet malty light alcoholic taste. Medium body and a sweet warming alcoholic finish. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Oh yeah now this a winter brew.This was quite warming going down.Aromas of winter in a bottle.Nutmeg,coriander and some others I can’t quite put my finger on.Mouthfeel was a little heavy but not brutal.This was very enjoyable and will be getting more.