Stefano (1893) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a large white head. Spicy malty aroma with some, caramel and brown sugar. Malty, caramel, with citrus notes in the flavor with a nice bitterness finish.
piscator34 (2090) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via boutip. Ruby brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of red wine, caramel, red apple, and spicy Belgian yeast. Acidic red fruit flavors dominate the palate, and are backed by minerals, toasted malt, pale malt, and magic marker. Medium bodied, but the tartness and slightly fizzy carbonation make it feel a bit lighter on the palate. A hard beer to pin down, yet it’s quite drinkable.
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured dark brown and cloudy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained intially malts and molasses and after the beer had warmed up a bit the aroma was dominated by paint thinner. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, paint thinner, raisin, mild roastedness, boiled vegetables and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. If you drink this drink it very cold and really quickly.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium foamy off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, raisins, earth, mustiness, Belgian yeast, and wet leather. Flavor of apricots, peaches, raisins, Belgian yeast, brett, and florals.
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 bottle from Oak Tree. Pours hazy ruddy with a 3 finger off-white/beige head. Aromas of dark fruit resembling date/raisin and some warm caramel. Near medium body with rather spritely/fizzy carbonation. It’s a little herby, a little oaky, and lightly bitter. It actually suddenly gets pretty bitter. A different beer - as so many of these Italian crafts are. Takes getting aclimated to. Definitely worth the experience. Wonder if there are chestnuts? Suddenly it comes to me that it’s a little sour. Even better.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Old red apple,light caramel...
Appearance:hazy redish brown,good head...
Flavor:light sour,old fruit,light caramel....
thirdeye11 (5741) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(11.2oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) ruddy brown with a long lasting tan bubbled head. Nose of raisin, alcohol and yeast. Taste of sweet raisin, alcohol, yeast, sweet malt, tart orange and somewhat chalky. Soft creamy carbonation with a fruity linger.
Sammer (1079) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour from bottle shared by bu11zeye. Aroma is fruity, featuring sour apples. Taste is slightly sour fruit, pumpkin pie spices and carbonated fizz. Light, hoppy finish. Not bad at all for an Italian beer.
beastiefan2k (2775) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful 330mL bottle in a mini-Duvel tulip glass. Pours a thick dark amber, cloudy and even cloudier when the bottom is poured. Nothing too special about this beer, a nice mix of Belgian yeast esthers, very very fruity due to that (maybe too high of a temp). Fruity esthers pretty much take over and there is not too much else to it. Medium body with an empty ending, medium-strong carbonation. I could drink it again but nothing grabs me.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/17/10 notes: bottle. Appearance is murky dark brown with ruby. Aroma is a blast of aged fruit, nuts, toast and chocolate. Flavor shows more dried red fruit and dark candy sugar, with a finish that incorporates mild tartness well. A great drinker from start to finish, interesting at every step.