Crockett (1027) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with sediment in suspension. Nose of gooseberry, yeast and light vineous fruit. Lively tan head. Some cereal, oatmeal and rye. A little grape more grape in the flavour. Berries. Finishes like a belgian golden ale with the malts being a little chewier. Thanks Ralph.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a creamy head that exited abruptly. Sweet malt, yeast, cloves, vanilla, ripe banana meet the nose. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor was acidic, tart fruit, alcohol, spice. Very mediocre.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minty and herbal notes in the berry-like fruity aroma with some sweet marzipan nuttiness. Clear, very dark brown with ruby highlights and plenty of protein/yeast chunks. Decent, fine bubbled, fizzy, off white head lasts well and leaves some lace. Fruity flavour offers suggestions of liquorice, grapes, plums, berries, and wood with occasional hints of alcohol. Very dry medium body with moderate carbonation and definite alcohol warming. Bottle enjoyed with GonZoBeeR, MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity, with some spicyness. Taste is sweet fruity, slightly yeasty
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur foncée allant vers le noir, apparence semi opaque laissant entrevoir une multitude de fins dépôts. Mousse écumeuse parsemée de grosses bulles savonneuses. Arômes de malt chocolaté, de crème caramel, de réglisse et de houblon sous une empreinte minérale. Présence marquée de levure cache des parfums de réglisse, d’anis et de raisins bleus demandant plus de soutien de la part des malts. Les houblons confèrent des parfums savonneux plus ou moins plaisants. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince, finale sèche, carbonatation active. Réchauffement prononcé de la part de l’alcool.
Kevin (2121) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
another gem poured at logans during gabf weekend. a very dark brown pour with a tan head. spiced nose with some vanilla and light alcohol. bitter fresh bread and chocolate taste. lovely clean finish that allows the flavors to resonate. thanks to whoever was pouring this.
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elegant dark/brown color, veiled with purple glares. Abundant and friable foam, good persistence. Racy and pinching scent also too much bitter. Much drinkable. Fresh and spiced taste, little alcoholic. Predominant bitter with herbaceous and biological rumors. Long and pleasant end, slightly dry.
GonZoBeeR (2966) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
appearance:brown with small chunk of yeast,good tan head...
Flavor:spicy,caramel,plumb,light sour flavor...
MartinT (8328) - 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 (6517) - 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.