Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool looking half liter bottle pours clear deep amber with tan head. The aroma is a pleasing mix of earthiness, fig, black licorice, chocolate and boysenberry. The taste is pretty full with licorice, earthiness, spicy hops and then becoming sweeter and sweeter with the addition of dates, boysenberry, grapes and red apple skins. Rich sweet earthy brew.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, spicy fruity aroma and taste, medium body, dry malty finish.
Hansen (5982) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and pours with a big head, lacing. Burnt and alcoholic aroma. Flavor is bitter and burnt. A little thin.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, dark ruby brown color with thick foam, aroma is malty nutty, caramel, flavor is good mix of ripe plum, nuts , some hoppiness, sour bitter finish
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml?). Poured deep clear mahogany with a large light reddish-brown foamy head. Very nice aroma of mildly spicy yeast, light roast caramel malt, pungent hops, slightly woody, musty and a hint of carbonized peach skin. Taste - really interesting, chalky, peach pit bitterness, almost a old porter character to it - very dry - the fruit and malt character is very much in abeyance, although it certainly tastes yeasty and very musty. Mouthfeel is like thick cloth, or banana pith, still and dry, with a long, chalky nominally sweet finish.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge offwhite fine-laced head over dark red body. Faint, sweet, roasty aroma with hop notes. Deep, sweet, harmonic taste of roasty malts with red fruit character and bitter, tarry aftertaste with sweet chocolatey taste lingering. Complex and interesting. This is a great beer!
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
have to agree with the ’earthy’ comments. sticky, soft froth.
DuffMan (5815) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich red-copper, moderate tan head with good retention. Caramel and burnt sugar aromas, alcohol is also apparent. Full-bodied palate with brown sugar, caramel, and an earthy quality with a moderately bitter finish. Excellent.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500. Thanks to one of the finest people you can imagine, hand-delivering this bottled delight without warning out of the goodness of his heart. Fetchez la vache! Pours an opaque ebony, nearly black, with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly to a sturdy disc. Not a bad looking beer at all. Naughty, naughty Zoot. Big tart treacly molasses and plums nose, kind of sweet and Christmassy, which wasn’t what I was expecting from a bitter, but it’s not at all unpleasant. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Dark pitted tree fruit and some gingerbread on the mid palate. Big acetic crackery hop finish, kind of airy and peppery. Nothing about this beer did what I expected it to do, which is kind of cool. Why do you think I have this out-a-rageous ac-sawnt?
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/24/11. 16.9oz bottle labeled as Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve. Brown/red pour with a nice thick, creamy tan head that sticks and laces a teensy bit. Weird aroma od chalk, burnt bread, metal, and caramel apples. Sweet caramel entry with a burnt toast flavor followed by lingering chalk and a huge metal kick. Blech.