Garrat (1304) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a small bottle.Orange in colour,small head.Tons of citric fruit,reminds me of Grand Marnier flavours,strong and sweet,just like me.
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
well balanced considering it’s abv. dark amber with a thin white head and nice lacing. very fruity, plums, citrus. it’s pretty malty with some notciable taste of coffee and chocoalte raisin. there is a bit a of a taste of alcohol, which is to be expected, but it is not unpleasant.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Crystal clear orange color with a small white head. The aromas are of cherries and malt with hints of tartness. Huge caramel sweet flavor with a slight fruity tartness to it. Almost overpowering alcohol warmth hits you about halfway in and then stays on your tongue like a shot of bourbon.
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark gold with a little cloudiness. I may have shaken the bottle a little too much. A thin and strange looking white head. The aroma is peaches, apples and brandy. The taste has a strong spice of black pepper. Also some subtle peaches and vanilla. A hint of tartness of apples. A little light on the fruity and malty character. Also a little butterscotch and maple in the back of the throat. Decent, but far from the best in the style.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish orange with white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Caramel city this is. Taste is sweet, butter, toffee, with mild alc finish not representative of 12%.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear amber color with a smallish head. Very mild, sweetish-malty aroma with toffee hints. Quite strong - but not unpleasant - alcohol accent in the malty, fruity and sweetish, quite bitter flavor. Sugary, slightly alcoholic and bitter finish. Reasonably full-bodied, carbonated and brandyish palate. Reminds me of both Jenlain Ambree and Frederik Tosin (which have nothing in common, by the way :). Not as pleasant as the Noël, not does it hide the ABV quite as well.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great amber brew with a fine brilliance and with a creamy light-beige froth. Expressive nose with a fine malty accent, a touch of Baba au Rhum, some dried fruits like apricot, nuts and orangettes. Powerfull and creamy mouthfeel with some alcohol roundness and fine accents of buttercaramel, dried fruits, cakes and a touch of Grand Marnier. Faint bitterness in the afthertaste with a longlasting caramely aftherglow.
HermanW (1046) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
They tried to give a good balace between the taste and the alcohol.
12% is high . Tell me ....
The taste of this beer is OK.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy green fruit, caramel, very carbonated, bittersweet finish with alcohol present.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large lasting white head on a deep golden hazy body. Bready toasted and caramel malt dominate at first, but diacetyl and nutty malt helps itself into the mix. some light clovey and raisiny, plum aromas follow w/ a ligh alcohol solventy character. Bready malt flavor at first, well balanced with some light sugary sweetness. Plums and a dry finish round it out for the flavor as well as light clove and hints of banana. finish is on the medium dry side. Aftertaste is toasty malt, like Cheerios! Medium body, creamy, well hidden alcohol, but lightly dry at the finish. Overall not a bad beer...possibly over rated, but not a bad beer.