jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Slinger at the HW open house. Murky brown color with a fairly thick beige head and tons of floaties. Bready, caramel malt aroma with a hint of black licorice. Mildly sweet malt flavor with dark dried fruits and a lighly vinous finish.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from Indianapolis, IN poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent sheet lacing on top of an semi-transparent brown colored body with carbonation. The aroma was mildly vinous with brown malts in the nose. The mouth feel was mildly tingly at the start and medium in the finish. The flavor was of mild brown malts and mild hops.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red/brown, lots of still chunks, huge foamy thick ice cream head. Interesting spice aroma - creamy, soft, mild, malt, hops, some citrus. Decent hops in there. Nice taste - soft spice, malt, some grapefruit, and more hops than expected - very falvourful! No alcohol. Hint of herbs. Fruity. Very unique and tasty - a very solid beer and very drinkable.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 750 ml bottle at the Montreal YeHa! 2005. Dark, dark muddy brown with a thick, lasting dark head...lightly spicy nose offers anise first among many spices, dark pumpernickel-bready yeast...caramlel and licorice prominent in the very (almost too) sweet body, with notes of vanilla, nuts and cherry late...full and almost syrupy. Nice.
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a dark brown body and a light tan head. The aroma was bread with some ginger and carrots. There was also some apples.The was cinnamon, toffee and iced tea. I also got a subtle pear taste in the finish. Another nice one from Baladin.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cola brownish with a few crimson tinges, the ring of lace was short-lived.
Quite vinious, in a very tannic, plonk red wine kind of way, with plenty of alcohol and a wheaty finish.
It just tastes like melted ice cubes, like when you thaw out something that’s been sitting in the freezer for years, it had a freezer burn flavor. Was this bottle frozen? There is a lingering rafined sugar sweetness in there, but I just found it to be watery, bland, and quite dissapointing.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. dark mahogany coloured body with a small ring of white head. aroma consists of fruity yeast, sweet malt, and alcohol. very sweet flavour among a high alcohol presence. grainy and moderately spicy. it’s decent but didn’t really wow me in any respect.
Lubiere (10875) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown ale with a spicey pruney aroma, with light pears and lavender. Alcoholic malt with light orange peels. Tangy mouthfeel, with strong alcohol warmth. Medium bodied. A bit unbalanced. Enjoyed at YEHa!05 Christmas Party on Dec. 17th, 2005.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma of lavender, pears and spices. The flavor is very good and has the same notes of lavender, pears and spices. The palate is light and powdery and the carbonation is moderate. Very good and enjoyable.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 12/10/05 Indy gathering. Full dark brown with redish bronze tones and a little head. Aromas and flavors are both very similar so I elect to mention them both in the same breath. Slightly sweet and a little bit nutty. Some fruity, tangy and nutty in finish.