SHIG (4383) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown almost black with a beige color head. Aroma is dark malt and roasted smell. Taste is a sweet caramel sugary grain malt.
Alengrin (4267) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark bière de garde with beige, equal, high head and very dark mahogany colour, filtered and clear. Aroma of walnuts, liquorice, coffee liqueur, cassis, nutmeg, raisins, chocolate, straw; taste a well-rounded fruitiness, subdued sweetness, malty, smooth with a bit oily mouthfeel, drying carbonation, finishing with a roasted bitterishness and subtle peppery hop. More a Belgian Scotch than an actual bière de garde.
Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium slightly fluffy like head. Quickly disappeared and left not noticeable lacing. Aroma was light malty with notes like caramel, toasted, spices. Maybe some hops can be detected in there as well. Body is surprisingly weak, and texture is very thin. Flavor is slightly sweet, with a light sweet finish. Not very exciting beer.
Frank (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent dark brown with a diminishing tan head with little lace. Smells great--almost bock-y with a molasses edge. I'm wondering if this is bottom fermented. Highly carbonated and somewhat light bodied with a little bit of bite. Sweetly earthy. Slightly bitter, slightly sticky finish with a slight alcoholic edge.
Habanero (3864) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Malty aroma. Flavour of matls and sweet caramel. Medium bodiet. Has a discreet and bitter finish.
Grzesiek79 (3861) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
spruce, cereal, rotten eggs, licorice, soy sauce, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown colour. Almost no aroma, only subtle notes of milk chocolate. Light-medium bodied with vague chocolate notes. Apart from that, nothing. Very one-dimensional.
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brownish colour with a huge creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Nice palate. Average lasting finish.
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 750 mL corked and caged bottle (6.4% ABV) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom!
Event: Tasting with friends.
Location: Dilly Deli
Aroma: Sour cherry, prune juice, hint of vinegar and chocolate.
Appearance: Deep mahogany color (brown with reddish hues) with a diminishing beige head. The remaining crown is frothy.
Flavor: Initially it has a deep caramel flavor. Actually, maybe a better way to describe it would be more like the way toffee once tasted (brown sugar/soy sauce). After the initial maltiness, the flavor moves to a sour cherry/fruit middle. There is some mild cardboard flavor in the finish along with a hint of hop bitterness.
Palate: Medium body with a soft and smooth texture.
Overall: Moderately sweet with some tang to it. Quite a unique and somewhat complex beer.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sweetness. Flavor is citrus, carbonated, yeast, bitter, just an ok beer, very dissapointing.