SHIG (3982) - 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.
rickgordon (3846) - 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 (3614) - 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.
Grzesiek79 (3520) - 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,
Frank (3470) - 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.
Alengrin (3401) - 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.
Habanero (3310) - 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.
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, 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.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a hazy dark amber color. Aromas of sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt(honey), alcohol tastes bigger than 6.4%. Dry finish and aftertaste.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep dark ruby body with a compact, lasting, light tan head. Full malt aroma with notes of broth and caramel. Medium body, smooth taste that is a little nutty, pepper, a little liquorice but not too much more.