DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big fruit aroma mixing with sweet spices. Murky reddish/brown shade, large off-white head, lot's of lace. Predominant flavours are; plums, cherries and almonds. Full bodied, sweet and bitter. Very pleasant example. Thanks very much IPFreely for picking this up for me to share at jercraigs!
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 1300. Spicy, sweet aroma, some yeasty notes. Thick white head, cloudy brown appearance. Complex, pleasant front, rich set of flavours well blended. Sweet malt with pleasant warming, rounding alcohol.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma of dried fruit. Delivers a Sweet fruity and spicy flavor. Very nice.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Large beige head. Malty aroma of caramel & spice. Light, highly carbonated feel. Lightly toasty, mildly sour flavour of caramel, molasses, fruit, & yeast. Dry, alcohol laden finish.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 (Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party in Carlsbad, CA) Mildly sweet and malty flavor early on, but turns more spicy and dry in the finish; Sweet malty nose; Ruddy brown in color and cloudy; Head has good size, and both retention and lacing are solid
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, caramel and yeasty. A medium bodied ale. Malts are caramel, dark fruit and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Very smooth. Touch of alcohol bite at 9.5% Nice dry crisp finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This belgian pours with an amber brown body topped by a thick head with good lacing. The aroma is sweet, caramelly and malty with a very slight spiciness and a touch of sourness. The flavor is sweet, malty and spicy with a slight candy note. Full bodied and slightly warming.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
an aroma of malty apples sprinkled with yeast..the colors of an orange-tinted amber hemosphere, a large and in charge beautiful head...very yeasty flavors with a hint of yeastiness. (i had to put that in there because that's what my notes said, and thats funny) some alcohol heat, some spiciness.
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly cloudy with a mild coriander/orange nose. Fine carbonation and a heavy, thick, rich mouthfeel. A round taste with little bitterness. Nice.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thinnish body befitting a brune - 9.5%? No way - quality caramel nuttiness with pepper background. More sugary than a recent American cousin - the Maiitress. Alcohol comes in at you as it warms. Lemon?