GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown pour with a fluffy tan head and very good lacing. Very sweet aroma with roasted/crystal malt overtones. Interesting combination of maltiness, fruit, and rummy alcohol in the flavor. Surprisingly clean and dry finish with some peppery spice. I really liked this beer and would gladly serve it to other beer geeks.
Padron4KM (737) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.3 oz bottle. This bottle is over 1-1/2 years old. not quite sure on the age, but it was bought as a single out of a six pack, and these come in 4 packs now.
Pours out dark reddish brown with a 1", quickly disapating head. Head settles to a thin cap. alcohol visible floating on top.
Aroma is malty, fruity, rum, brown sugar, mollasses.
Flavor is fruity, raisin, prune, burnt sugar. nicely balanced bitter/sweet finish.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, fluffy head.Soft malty smell, has a nice hop flavor to it and almost a thickness in its taste. It does have a dryness to the finish.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown/amber with admirable head. Smooth, caramelly, nice quiet hops, gentle palate, slight maltiness. very light coffee aroma. Aftertaste is somewhat sour and boozy. A very good beer, and Iíd definitely try it again, but I wasnít as wowed as the rating numbers tell me I ought to be.
dbx540 (17) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lot of expectations on this one, but it couldnt quiet fill them. I like Andechsers better. This has a nice nuanced long lasting flavour. Thanks to Dixen for lettin me sample it
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured brown with a small cream colored head. Aroma was malty and fruity. Sweet, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and figs. Flavor continued with the fruits and added mild roastedness, light smoke, and alcohol. Light to medium bodied.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. good stuff indeed. nice thick aroma and palate. ripe fruits, figs, sweetness with warm alcohol undertones. plus i like the little doo-dad that comes around the neck of the bottle.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Labeled Winter-Bock. Bottle bought in Berlin)
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a nice velvet head. The velvet continues in the palate - this is the softest beer I think Iíve ever drunk. Chocolate and roasted malt in the taste and a pleasant malty aroma. Very good beer.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into a stem galss.ive had this before but never rated it,so here goes.dark red almost black body with a creamy head.the aroma consisted of liquiorice,figs,and plums.i really liked the flavor as it was well balanced and easy to drink.the flavors i could grab were hints of smoke,hops,and malts.very good but a bit overpriced.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Iíve been wanting to try this for a while and only now have I found it. aroma of raisins and brown sugar. Flavour is rather sweet and malty. notes of chocolate. very rich. a nice warming libation for a cool winter day in the desert.