MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ripe fieldberries assert their presence through the bothersome yeast. Grape/plum sweetness stays behind, in case the yeast starts bullying again.
A luxurious mouthfeel proffers plenty of dark fruit, laced with licorice-y spices. Alcohol heat appears in the back, but only warms, which is appreciated. Yeast is thankfully accompanied by much sweet malt (cocoa, cake) and spice infusions, so isn’t as cumbersome as in the aroma. Becomes more and more of an able evening sipper once it gets closer to room temperature.
Throwing confetti around with no thought of cleaning up afterwards.
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, chocolate, toasted grain), moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of prune, plum, cinnamon, etc. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Too much vitamin B stink in the aroma, but otherwise my favorite Baladin beer so far.
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty. Had this once in Milano, once at crosling’s pad. Rated it at crosling’s because now I have an actual glass. Mild aroma, dark brown, quickly diminishing head. I can’t believe this is 9 percent, hidden very well. Smooth and creamy on the palate. I wish I could get this beer at a reasonable price.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a nice big head, body is very dark brown. Aroma is alcohol, subtle chocolate and fruitiness, some floral notes. Taste is rich malts, candi sugar, and light fruitiness. Excellent job with the hopping, nice rounded bitterness and floral hops that continues through the finish. Rich.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Close to opaque, superb lacing, nice off-white head brown to deep ruby. Woody dry sawdust aroma. Anise and sausage like spicy malts. Dry chocolate, tomatoes, caramel and bread.. Reminiscent of a drier scotch silly if anything. Pancakey entrance, leafy bitterness on the departure. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. Great.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty nose, aroma of fresh fruits. Muddy light bronw body, with a small off-white head. Sweet flavor, some yeast.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an ok Belgian Strong Ale. Plum, dark fruit ,and yeasty flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark brown ligth brown head. Speicy aroma with hint of cinnamon. Nice compelx taste with hint of chocolate in the spicy aftertaste
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unclear dark bown body, fluffy off-white head. Dusty and slightly spicy aroma with fruity notes. Sharp citrus flavor. Rather thin bodied and somewhat sharp and unbalanced. Herby and hoppy tones.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a slight off white head. The taste is sweet with fruits and plums as the dominating pattern. Finishes slight sour or bitter.