leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet molasses. Mildly carbonated, slightly sour, and quite thin in the body with notes of malt flavors. Nothing is very well coordinated about this beer.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color, tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, mild. Flavor was pretty fruity, malty, a little chalky. Thinner bodied, lacking. Pretty boring.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper in color with ruby highlights and a small white head. Malty and sweet with acidic notes and yeast character. Spicy and fruity.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has malty caramel aroma.
Poured cloudy dark brown. Small, mostly diminishing head.
Starts dry, lightly bitter.
Finishes smooth sweet creamy.
A little too much carbonation, but other than that a very easy to drink balanced beer. I will drink again.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky brown with minimal head. Sweet and malty, notes of yeast and diacetyl, lightly sour.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
NO aroma. Pours cola brown, no head. Flavor brown. Finish brown. Mouthfeel medium. I have no idea what to say about this one. Tiny touch of yeast and super-light toffee. So incredibly middle-of-the-road. Inoffensive, but unimpressive.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colored with a foamy tan head. Dry and roasted aroma of malt with flower tones. Roasted flavor with notes of herbs, yeast and spices. All right.
TBone (11898) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Dark ruby brown, vanishing off-white head. Dark malty barley wine -like nose. Medium-bodied, barley with fruits and malts. Quite yeasty and not very enjoyable.
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured an hazy dirty brown looking ale with a medium head with average retention. Aroma is a mix between Belgian yeast and some malt. Taste is lighter then expected with again the Belgian yeast dominating that one with some enjoyable floral aspect. A bit disappointing or maybe just a middle of the pack Belgian Ale but nothing to write home about.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle...hazy brown pour with a generous beige head. Spicy, sweet aroma. Fruit (raisins) and kinda musty smells also. Kind of bland, hard to pick up anything to start. Some malty sweetness, some raisin-type flavors. Nothing that really stands out. Some chocolate-type bitterness to finish. Rather unimpressive.