tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quick whiff of alcohol in the aroma disappears quickly with nary a trace leaving behind a malty, chocolate, nutty aroma with some fruity, grape-like notes. Clear burnished copper coloured with generous and lasting off-white head that laces beautifully. Salty, smokey, deep and malty with some chocolate, nutty and licorice notes and a fair roasty bitterness. Creamy and thick in the mouth with engaging carbonation to keep the tongue interested. Bottle. Thanks, JoeMcPhee.
pi2za (18) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Dark beer - nice head with a nice foamy white colour. Sweet and malty
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great dark beer. Great aroma and good bite yet still smooth enough to enjoy over and over again!
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby/brown colour. Roast malt aroma with some coffee accents. Flavour is fruity and nutty with some hop bitterness and hints of dark chocolate. there’s also a tang that nods in the direction of an old ale. Good balance and rich mouthfeel. Somehow, though, and I’m not entirely sure why, I didn’t find this beer all that exciting even though all the elements were pretty good. 500ml pasteurised bottle.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt and coffee. Flavor is dark and roasted, reminds me of a porter. Very nice. Thanks to Heemer for this one.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad brew. Deep red body with nice beige head. Complex nose of fruit, nuts, hops, yeast, candy. Good full body. Taste is a nice hoppy bitterness without being too sharp. Sweet and malty. Some fruit and nuts. Interesting.
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber ale with little head. Has a weak aroma with burned malt and nuts and something metallic. Roast malt also dominates the flavour with a long dry aftertaste.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine ale. Dark brown in color with ruby-amber highlights with a thick, lasting white head. Rich, roasted malt aroma and flavor with sugared-coffee and caramel notes. Thin in body, but not unpleasantly so, it builds to a mildly hoppy and bittersweet finish. A very good looking beer, well balanced. Tasty.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown...White Frothy Head. Smoke...Malt...and Then Very Dry at End. Much More Decent Than Monty’s.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet malty smell. Mild malts and roastiness. Very UKish. Has the SAME aftertaste as the SS Nut Brown Ale. That grapeish sweetnes.