Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of peaches, apples and dates. Taste is fruity with some sugary notes. Excellent mouthfeel. Very complex.
aracauna (3205) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
There’s a big scuppernong flavor and aroma. The alcohol is big under the fresh fruits of the aroma. The malt is a bit lighter bodied than many of the other abt/quads I’ve tried.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL, chalice, bbe Feb ’08. Giagantic, creamy/frothy, slightly off-white head sits on a gorgeous garnet hue beer. Caramel, toasted, nutty malt. Doughy and musty yeast. Banana, raisin, grape, clove, toffee and light alcohol. Aroma is well put together but a bit less complex and powerful than many of this style. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Slight oxidation and light alcohol. Medium-full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: big and sweet without becoming cloying or over powering. I really want some peanut brittle to go with this!!!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark off white dense foamy head, brownish gold body. raisin/candi aroma, also very light alcohol. medium carbonation. flavor is slightly licorice, dryish and harsh port. some alcohol flavor. high heat for even a Abt/Quadrupel. was hoping for more sweetness.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper in color with a large off-white head. Suspended particles float within a slightly hazy beer. Aroma of alcohol,s weet malt and dark fruit. Flavor is alcoholic, sweet and malty.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Clear, light brown/copper. Small white lace. Yeasty aroma, fruit. Caramel, chocolate, slightly bitter, yeasty flavor with grapefruit and orange peel at the end, maybe some woodiness.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Mullman(I think).
Label says to drink by 10/07. Murky brown color with a small tan head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of fruitiness(ripe plums?). Alcoholic nose as the beer warms. Flavor was essentially the same as the aroma, but with a fairly dry finish and the alcohol wasn’t as noticeable as the aroma suggested.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle drink by 10/07 drank on 3/05: Cloudy brown with some orange notes, thin tan head, contains suspended floaters. Huge plum and alcohol aroma, full bodied light carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet. If not for the noticable alcohol in the aroma, this beer would have done better. I’m going to age one for five or so years and get back to you all on this one.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 a great trappist beer. one may argue that it’s not distinctive enough as one of the six trappist beers. but no matter, it just a plain good beer that would warm anyone’s heart.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth creme malt and fruits nose lesding to anise and caramel notes. A cndlelight jazz appreciation beer A little Return to Forever maybe. Nuts and dark fruits mingle nicely with toffee and marzipan. Lovely