DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper with dense white head.
Roasted aroma with notes of soy sauce, anice and pears. Fruity.
Roasted flavor with notes of spices, licorice, hops and butter. Low, short bitterness.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong Dactyl - Good Malt aroma mild flavor Great balance between the malt and hops. Good bite at the finish. I liked this bitter. I would drink another.
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown, beige huge creamy head. Sweet caramellish malty aroma with a bit bitterness too. Strong bitter hoppy flavour along with malty hints. Bitterness dominating all the way through Biting carbonation.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep red beer with a nice orange-brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of black currant, cowberries, wood, and grapes. The flavor is sweet and very berry-like again black currant and cowberries, but also caramel and wood.
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Deep copper coloured, very good off-white head. Nice aroma of dark fruits, leather, oak and caramel malts. Flavour is malty sweet with a certain alcoholic burn, but not unpleasant. Some raisin notes too. Decent hops and a peppery finish. Not bad at all.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a decent sized and lasting white head. The aroma is malty with toffee and caramel. The taste is also very malty with berry fruit notes and noticeable alcohol. Not the greatest depth but still a decent beer. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.3
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but mine tasted much like an old shoe. Perhaps I should give it another try and re-rate.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark amber colur. fresh aroma of mixed fruit, dark bready maltm mils roast and earthy hops. creamy mouthfeel, a prickle of carbo. well balanced tangy, sweet and bitter flavours with toasted malt flavour and hop finish. tasty
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding. This is a wonderful example of the style. Very complex but balanced flavor invites you to keep sipping. This would make an excellent session ale.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown ale with a huge head. Very malty smell that led to a somewhat sweet taste. Hops are evident, though this is a really mellow beer. A great beer. Could be a good session beer.