oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Ruby red colour, small beige head. Sweet caramel, plum and malt in aroma. Plum, dryness, paper and malt in flavour. Not as sweet as many other bruins, nice one in that way. A bit boring in length though.
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Cloudy dark brown colour with a small foamy beige head. Roastmalty aroma with a tinge of dried fruitsand caramel, also slightly vinous when it warms up. Roastmalty taste with caramel and milk chocolate, dry and bitter, but quite short finish. Not outstanding and decent.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good aroma with a lovely color and body, but a otherwise week beer. Bruins always tend to disappoint. Waterey and lacking the spice and alcohol i associate with a good beglian. average
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful dark, rich appearance with an aroma of dark cocoa and some molasses. It promised a lot but was truly lacking when push came to shove. The taste was watery and, I must admit, unexciting and bland. A true bummer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cocoa, chocolate, lightly tart unripe bananas in the nose. Opaque brown with fine-bubbled, tan head that recedes to partial cover with plenty of lacing. Sweet chocolate, doughy and fruity yeast esters with some light roasty charcoal notes and fair finishing bitterness that lasts in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation that is gently effervescent on the tongue. A good solid Belgian brown ale, not spectacular but certainly quite decent. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temp. Bottle (BB 2/06, Half Time, Sep-05).
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly no head. Dark Brown color cannot see through. Malty dark cocoa aroma. Chocolate Malty taste. Tingly to the tongue. Needs a touch more alcohol. I would call this a pronounced Brown Ale more than a Belgian Ale.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the 330ml bottle from Dirty John’s Grocery. Pours a chunky dark brown with a yellow ochre head. Dark brown yeast sludge peppers the top of the head like nutmeg. Medium to he=igh carbonation. Light in body with a chalky cocoa flavor. Seriously lacking in the aroma department. This is acceptable, but not necessarily to my taste. Don’t think I would pay outrageous Iowa beer prices for another one.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown - a lot darker than I would’ve expected, short tan head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet, with fruit and spices and powdered sugar. Flavor had a nice caramel sweetness to it and some sweet fruit towards the back. Body was smooth with tiny bubbles.
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark brown beer. Light malt flavors and aromas, with a prominent earthy flavor/aroma combination as well. Simple but not bad.
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(11.2oz bottle, best by 2/06) Creamy beige head atop clear red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, some bubblegum, raisin, light astringency. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, raisin/cherry, light bubblegum. Creamy/watery light-medium body.