jimhilt (2551) - 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 (23) - 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 (4095) - 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 (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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 (13080) - 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.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, vinous, and sourness. Flavor of vinous, balsamic vinegar, dark fruits, malt, and bretts.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille, de 750 ml, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de raisins. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de petits fruits confits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #797)
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at YeHA! 2006 in Montreal. Dig the bottle! App: deep copper, a little cloudy, brownish. Aroma: mincemeat (spices, raisins, molasses and rum)... Palate: sl. sparkling carbonation, med. bodied and a little astringent. Flav.: see aroma, add kinda sweet, a little alcoholic and slightly tart. Buon.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy burgundy body with almost no head. Raisins and dark cherries on the nose. Typical semi-dark very fruity belgian strong ale, along the line of Chimay Rouge and so many others. Only this one is italian. Alcohol is well hidden behind the very fruity flavours (plums, raisins, etc.) and generously malted body and a touch of chocolate. A little pleasant sourness makes it feel a little less generic. Lively carbonation is appropriate to lighten up this otherwise heavy beer. Tasty but not very complex. Pleasant drink. Certainly a lot more pleasant than the real wandering entertainer christmas drink (noel du baladin) which is an old coffee in a styrofoam cup.