thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with red notes and a huge khaki head. Rich chocolate and yeasty aroma with a hint of pepper. Bitter chocolate flavors, good balance, ending semi-dry.Some yeastiness. Warming alcohol, dry mouthfeel. Brewer Teo Musso shows craftmanship again.
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small tan head that mostly diminished, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel, sweet, some toffee, banana, and some dark fruits which aren’t very strong. Flavor was malty, sweet, tingly, caramel, and a light vinuous taste. Medium body.
ABUSEDGOAT (2537) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured almost as dark as a stout with a fairly large head and excellent lacing. Aroma is light on everything but toffee is probably the most prominent. Some darker fruits and caramel, but you really have to search. Overall about the same as the aroma... just not a lot going on. Not flawed, but far from exciting. That’s not cool when this is $10+/bottle.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer from Italy. Aged this winter brew until the summer. Pours with an abundance of carbonation. Mama mia!?!? The color was a dark copper. Smelled of tart cherries and apples. The taste was WEAK. Slightly sweet at first the a little alcohol then nothing. Remind me never to go to Italy in the winter.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HWOH thanks to Slinger. Pours a Ruby amber body with some yeasty floaties, and a nice beige head. Aroma of fruity esters, light oxidation, some green apple and apple juice mixed in with some caramel malt notes. Sweet caramel flavor with light nuttyness, and some alcohol with a relatively light body.
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle-pours a light tan head with dark brown color with particles. Aroma is musty dark fruit. Taste is musty, dark fruit, creamy, syrup. OK carbonation.
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 (5492) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.