Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Matta, teamed with Pailhead in trade to acquire it. Pours dirty amber with off white head. Highly carbonated. Aroma and flavor all over tha place. Fruity (grape/plums), spicy, buttery, reisduel sugar sweetness, woodsy bourbon. Lots of burn as it warms is the only drawback. No sip tasted the same. Very unique altogether.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweetish. With dark fruit and raisin notes. Oaky vanilla characters, definitely something spirity about it, slight brandy notes, with some warming alcohol from start to finish. Quite well balanced and in many ways similiar to the Bush Prestige.
Earlier Rating: 10/6/2005 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle. Hazy amber appearance. Very strong aroma. Lots of oak in the aroma, with sme spirity alcohol, berry and dark fruit. Some sherry aromas aswell. Palate is slightly spritzy, but softens as you work your way through it. Malty and quite liquer like in flavour. Some figgy fruit, and oaky/woody qualities in the finish. Quite salty aswell. A sipper for sure, very complex. Hopefully i come across one of these again som day, very nice.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
rusty amber color with a dense foamy/creamy white head. aroma is tropical fruits, a little buttery. smooth malty bourbon too. flavor is oaky, malty, buttery bourbon. high carbonation. finish is like smooth bourbon. big thanks to Sahlholdt for an int’l trade to connect me with this one!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Devil’s Night At Mullman’s. Bottle graciously shared by Mullman. Poured a dark amber, cloudy, good size off white head. Aroma of earth, fruit, wood. I was thinking bourbon, some said scotch. Huge alcohol warming. Very good brew.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Devil’s Night At Mullman’s. Bottle graciously shared by Mullman. Hazy, dark amber color with a large off white head. Great aroma! Fruity, spicy with lots of oak and alcohol. The oak/alcohol combination in the flavor reminds me of a good scotch. Some white grapes, pepper and sweet malt are also present.
Big warming finish. Excellent!
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fudge. I clicked a link before I saved this. I had about 15 minutes of casual aroma dissertations. Body is a hazy amber/orange color. Head was large and frothy off-white. Oaky sugars, lemony hops, peach, plums, alcohol, grape skins. Taste is quite good. Caramelly fruit with oaked hops. Argh... what are the details? Dry grapes, sweet woody alcohol with pear.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a volumninous tan head. Cedar, peanut butter, and chocolate in the aroma. Reminds me of Bit ’o Honey candy. Too-sweet caramel/wood flavor with an alcohol-twinged tree leaf hop finish. The carbonation is too strong at the start. It helps offset the sweetness but is too big. As the beer settles down the beer becomes primarily sweet but with the twinge of alcohol and hops.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Me, DavidP, JCapriotti, and MIBRomeo chipped in to sample this beer. It pours to a light yellowish head atop a hazy amber body. Good lacing. Fully lasting head. The aroma is very oaky, woody, cedar, exotic fruits. Very smooth and balanced. Very complex. The flavor has lots of oak tannins in it. Woody. Cedar? Not oaky... Pretty complex and good tasting. Drying mouthfeel. Carbonated.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aquired via trade from Hop Dog.
orangish brown color w/ visible carbonation a large tall frothy well laced off white head and a nice bubble popping sound. Smells of candied sugars, wood, alcohol, lots of sweet.. some grapes and plums, very nice aroma. Palate is smooth and lightly creamy a bit hot. Flavor definatelly has a big alcohol component lots of huge sweet parts some carmel and other sugars... plums and raisens. lots of wood in it too.
Very good beer.. nice complexity.
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 1.5 L Magnum bottle with lots of people at RBG Low Countries 2005. I would say this beers fits in a special category, where also de Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva belongs to, and also the Bush Prestige. That is: the very expensive beers :-) But still, they are worth it (though not every week, but once in a year or so). Although this was a very special brew to taste, i would prefer the complexity of the Stille Nacht (however it is also retired). Even the Bush Prestige was slightly better.
Earlier Rating: 4/15/2005 Total Score: 4.2
Wow. After some quite thin beers, this one’s a firecracker. Hazy orange color, much yeast particles, short white head. Thick aroma, wood, dry, bit dusty even, white wine and cognac, very penetrating. In contrast, the taste is quite smooth again with a pleasant alcoholic bite. Very complex and very strong. Although it more resembles wine than beer, still very good.