Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Much darker that I expected. Very dark brown with an off-white to light brown head. Mild roasty aroma with some fruity, lemony hop aromas. Smelt a little thin. Slightly sour flavour, roasty, though without much body in the middle palate. Really prominant roasty sweetness that came out with food. Quite nice but I felt the pastuerisation had removed some of the body and character.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t give a good goddam if it is filtered and pasteurized, it’s incredibly tasty. Pours a deep amber color with a frothy tan head and sticky lace. Full aroma and flavor of caramel, date, banana, and berry. Medium to full bodied and incredibly easy drinking. Top notch stuff.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red-brown with craggy tan head. Strong roasted coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate with a malty aspect that softens the bitter quality a bit. More coffee at the end and pronounced slight hop finish. Sturdy and good.
imdownthepub (13031) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml
Chestnut ruby coloured with bubbly head. Toffee and licorice notes with an underlying coffee note in a good thick body. Finishes off with a heavy dry hop. Good for a pasteurised bottle.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with beautyful rocky head with good retention. Aroma is roast and hops, with hints of diacetyl. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt with some caramel and licorice, finishing with a long bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation, but a bit thinbodied.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich mahogany colour with a thick creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, rasins, and some vanilla. The taste was a bit unexpected (in a good way) with notes of caramel, vanilla, coffee and a medium sweetness balanced out with a good hop bitterness. A good beer and I hope to try more.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 smokey coffee aromas, maybe a bit of molasses. fairly light mouthfeel bitter finish but the slightest metallic twang at the end which ruins it a bit.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a deep red body with a large rocky head. The tan head reduced to a small island which clumped in the middle of the glass, yet laced reasonably. Predominant aromas of wine and rum & dark chocolate. Sour, vinous flavor with a slightly puckering metallic finish. Loved the story of the riggwelted, but this beer didn’t turn me hooves up.
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown, off-white creamy head.
Fresh fruity nose, english hops.
Roasted, slightly smoked, berries.
Dry finish, medium to light body
Riggwelter (2) - KNIVSTA, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer which initially can seem a bit odd...with a burnt, sometimes coarse taste. However, together with a good meal, its flavours turn out to be very tasty. A pleasant beer, suitable for meat dishes.