MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Medelhavspärlan, Stockholm
Red/brown. Malty butterscotch aroma with a slight fruity background. Sweet and malty still with a buch of hoppiness in there. Chocolatey and a light sourness (as in Old Ale sourness). Biscuity aftertaste with a lot of bitterness.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
grabbed a glass of this from the pub location in newark airport (and almost missed my flight as a result). smell was malty and chocolatey, coming off a dark brown, clear body with a big white head. flavors were mostly malts and sweet chocolate with some grassy hops coming in late. the aftertaste was much stronger in the hop department, the malts didnt linger much at all. it wouldnt have been worth missing my plane for, but it was still good.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head dissipates quickly. Beatiful brown copper color. Malty not too hoppy. Wonderful find for $4!
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lucky find for me -- although it was in its last month of shelf life :-(. Initial appearance was great -- although the head disapated too quickly for me. Taste was a wonderful rich malty flavor. Nice hop presence, but subdued as a brown should be -- much better than Newcastle in my book, but under Sam Smith’s. A great brew -- perhaps I can get a fresh batch and retry. Cheers
jonas (6099) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 Re-rate from Bottle:
Roasted Chicoree, caramel and herbal hop aroma.
Chestnut coulour, brown ring.
Wellbalanced between roasted caramel sweetness, chocolate notes and grassy, herbal, light earthy hops.
Quite chewy, sparkly mouthfeel.
Earthy roasted aftertaste, dark caramel stays a bit longer.
Original rating: Bottle 6 4 7 2 13
Red-brown, low creamy brown head.
Spicy caramel and pine aroma.
Roasted coffe and carbonized tastenotes on a light body, some hop bitterness - burned caramel aftertaste - flowery notes retronasal.
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper-brown with an off-white head. Quite the aroma: Hoppy at first, but quickly gives way for chocolate and coffee. Only inches from perfection; should have been a bit more powerful. Flavour is sweetish and nutty with hops and alcohol. Notes of coffee in the finish. Also slightly metallic notes in the finish. Palate is soft, albeit a bit watery.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Very nice deep brown color with a nutty aroma. This beer had a slightly creamy, very nutty flavor. Mild hop aroma and flavor. Very nice.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle, aroma an interesting dark roast slight hop profile. Poured a cold coffee color, very thin white head. Taste was good, light coffee combined with a decent hops which keeps it pretty even. Palate okay a little watery. Overall a decent ale.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 On tap at Just Sports. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of roast, nuts, caramel. Flavor is nuts, roast, and weak.
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color, good presence, pretty good beer. Nice and hoppy, but still balanced well.