DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was sampled at the 12 Hour Belgian Beer Festival 2005 at Pizza Port Carlsbad, thanks to Dr. Bill. This beer pours a cloudy, murky brown color with a soapy white head and a small degree of lacing. The aroma is malty, nutty and heavily vanilla...you can almost smell the stickyness. The flavor is medium bodied, very very sticky, malty and nutty. Strangely enough though it breaks down into a hoppy floral finish. This finished extremely citrusy and acetic....making this beer almost unbearable to put down after a while. Not worth another visit.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poursa cloudy golden brown with with a halo of a tan head. Aroams of spice, honey and a little mustard seeed. Flavor is slightly bitter with a sweet , light finish. Fairly dissaointing.
smrtypntss (1) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My absolute Favorite!!!
The other descriptions tell you what it tastes like, but I just have to say that the bottle doesn’t come anywhere near close than on tap!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark leather. Moderately aromatic, malt accented with hints of dark fruits, corn, caramel and citrus fruits. Mild, malt driven flavor with hints of cocoa and plum
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is malty enough, but came off kind of chemically. Balanced bitterness. Finish was funky and off. I was expecting more, oh well.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown rich looking body but the flavour was a little thin. Nice aroma of spruce. Soome flavour, cocoa, in the malts and a smooth finish.
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at the brewery
Dark amber colour. Slightly chocolatey, minty, sprucy aroma - none used, though. A little bit thin. Accent is towards toffeeish, slightly chocolatey malt notes.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with ruby tint. Fruity and malty aroma, maybe a bit of spruce. Caramel and crystal malts play a prominent role in this one. Light butterscotch flavour, fruity. Low hop aroma, but a decent amount of bitterness rounding it off Similar to their scotch ale.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brownish tinted amber, heavy on the brown, slightly hazy, monsterous tannish hued foamy head, with excellent lacing.   Hop bitterness, roasted malts, and carob on the nose.   Smells interesting enough.   Taste is malty, biscuity, fairly sweet, with a soft hop background.   Enjoyable body, with a medium mouthfeel.   Lingering hop bitterness on the finish.   Not bad!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ever tasted a beer and found it a bit...off and then went to look to see what others have said about it? I couldn’t agree more with what TAR stated below, so I’m going to leave it at that. Something is seriously wrong here and after a few swallows of this bomber, it’s likely going to be a drain-pour.