scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown in appearance. slightly sour smell. sweet & yeasty tasty with a background of raisins and caramel
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brown appearance with a beige head. Some alcohol and dark fruits present in the aroma. Some chocolate, raisins, and plums present in the flavor. Chocolate is the primary aspect of the taste. A warming sweet finish. Good on ya!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany with ruby hues and a well-lacing frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and earthy malts has some complex milk chocolatey notes with a touch of spices. Body starts fairly full, dark malty and sweet with a hint of tartness and some light fruity notes. Nicely balanced and drinkable.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, citrus fruity, and some spices. Flavor is malty, citrus, some spices and clove.
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one-fingered cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Dark cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Almost malty nose. Flavor is sweet/spicy, balanced, clean finish. Higher ABV is hidden. Christmas gift, bought from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, OR.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A cloudy dark amber beer with a very nice head. The aroma is fruity with a hint of alcohol. The aroma has strange sourish and maybe winey notes that aren’t totally pleasant and well balanced. Also fruity (maybe banana). Medium body, it doesn’t seem 9% ABV. Dry finish. Not exceotional (they make better beer), but surely drinkable.
Cittadinu (22) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore bruno opaco, schiuma compatta, gusto millefluo, avvolgente e persistente.Ottima!
IrishBoy (3958) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; nose of berries, caramel, with some chocolate and woodiness; lightly hazed brown with a small tan head; flavor of spicy, chocolate -covered, toffee boysenberries in a medium body with a slightly tart finish. Kind of underrated!
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at the Coastal Wine Connection’s monthly beer tasting. Poured a deep dark brown wtih a thin tan head. Lightly medicinal at first, but this mellows with a bit of woody bark-like flavors, lightly bittered with an almost currant-like fruitiness. Quite good. Only my second Baladin offering, but I’m impressed with their offerings. (#2674, 2/1/07)
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and warming. Flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, and light spice with a lingering warming bittersweet finish.