vanvenlo (1441) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
21 Dec 2004 - Lovely hugely sweet earthy aroma. Darkish cloudy brown colour with a lasting brown head ans sudsy lacing. Huge hop malt and prune fruit flavour. Nice malt aftertaste and good bitter balance.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at DBF2005. Sweet and fruity nose. Dark brown body, small white head. Sweet flavor, some yeast, nice fruityness. Good one.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Aah, a nice big bottle all to myself. This looks very good in the glass, a deep plummy colour with a creamy, satiny yet firm head. This is the roc that is not in a hard place. There is a very typical BSA fruitiness and mustiness in this beer and a lot of plum pudding ingredients come to the fore. In the mouth the ABV is quite obvious as is the intensity of flavours that make this an all things good beer. I must try to get another bottle for the winter months
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle opened at the very end of the Ratebeer Mondial gathering, so I got a nice big sample, ha ha! Lasting big white frothy head atop a dusky brownish yeasty body...thick bready, farmy, caramel-infused nose with hints of tobacco...in the body, black tea seems to appear in a dream dominated by cigar ash, wine-filled caramels, and prunes...toasty, smoky finish...a bit of a disappointment from this fine brewer, too harsh and ashy, but interesting and worthy of a second try under less palate-destroyed conditions.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper colour with a tan head. Mostly malty aroma with a fruity sweetness. Caramel sweet flavor with a light hoppyness and a dry finish.
MiP (14451) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Malty, spicy aroma. Sweet flavour, hint of orange. Creamy mouthfeel, slightly syrupy.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Yeasty fruity aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Red-brown coloured with a small beige head. The aroma contains notes of yeast, fruit, slightly roasted malt, and caramel. And so is the flavor.
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at DBF 2005.
Brown coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet spicy and herby aroma with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet flavour with lots of fruits and spices - especially ginger.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very complex fruity aroma with plum, cherry and sweet apple. Deep brown color, lots of bubbles, large beige growing head, perfect lace. Very sweet but not too sweet, well hopped, very fruity plum and sweet apple, very malty. Very full, smooth and warming.