MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, 1 year old, from a friend. Deep orange, clear, tannish head. Big malty fruity candied aroma as one would expect from a big Belgian. Flavor is big and malty with those candied flavors again. Touch of tartness in there as well. Alcohol noticeable, but does not stand out. Decent.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 2003 Bottle: Alesmith continues to impress! Deep amber color with a thick and rocky beige head. Thin and sticky lacing. Big aroma of sweet caramel, malt and maple. Rich body with loads of fruits and spices up front, and more sweet malt, chocolate and other goodies underneath. The finish is chocolatey and sticky. As with the other Alesmith beers, a champagne bottle disappears all too easily.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03 vintage Pours flat. Lightly hazy, light mahogeny colored brew. Nose of dark fruits, medium sweet malts, caramel with faint melon notes also. Medium bodied for a 10%er, lightly oily. The final pour gives rise to a small tan head that quickly subsides. Lotsa fruit flavors, dark malts, caramel, over ripe banannas along with notes of plums and figs also, lots going on but all fairly restrained. I think some co2 would of helped this beer alot. Finish is lightly sweet with some butterscotch notes. Thanks go out to SDbruboy for this trade done awhile back, thanks Cliff!
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. We have a winner here IMO! Have got to get more of this one for sure! Poured a large light tan head that was mostly lasting, good lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, carbonated, transparent, yeasty, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, sweet, spicy and alcohol aroma. Nicely done. Sweet, lightly bitter, malty, caramel, spicy, and vinuous flavor. Very nicely done. Absolutely delicious. Give me more, more, more! Mouthfeel was tingly with a burning sensation. Medium body. Very quaffable. Mighty tasty. Definitely have to get more of this. Matt???
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 2000 version. Beautiful presentation dark black bottle and foil. Amber dark in the glass. Bold roasty creamy on the tongue. Strong spices for a grand cru. Vanilla beige head. Boozy. Sub for brandy on a winter night. Characteristics of a trappist.
Had 2004- great colour and taste, again.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a ruby red. aroma is yeast and candy corn. earthy chewy brown sugar taste. finish is raisin and alcohol . a very one dimensional beer. finish is plum, licorice and pepper
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 (750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of toffee, raisins, and spices. Flavor of dark fruits, not near as complex as expected. Somewhat watery and thin. Alcohol warmth evident.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was like a glass of liquified spiced fruit bread - and I mean that in the best possible way! Dark reddish brown body, hazy, short tan head of tiny bubbles, thick lacing. Aroma is malty, spices, raisins, plums, a little earthy maybe? Very smooth body, full of small bubbles of carbonation. Taste is thick and full of malts, spices and fruit. Cherry fruit stickyness at the finish. Iíll be revisiting this one soon.
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003: Good beer, Red amber color, little to no head, smooth sweet carmel overtones, subtle malt, liked it would rathar have aged it longer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003: Poured ruby amber with yeast in there...taste is yeasty and sweet with sugars and earth fruits...finish a little quick though...