pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Monk’s. Poured out a nice dark brown with a reddish hue. It had a medium sized head with slight carbonation. It had a very interesting sweet/ carmel aroma that carried over into the taste. It had slight bitterness on the finish. An excelent brew!!
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Ledig Erf Biermarkt 2004. (On tap) Aroma is of malt (chocolate/caramel), fruity and some spices. Hazy, brown coloured with a firm off-white, lasting head. Taste is quite malty (chocolate/caramel), sweet, some yeast and spices, some bitterness. Much fruit (berries). Quite good.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown body with a almoust white head. Nice taste of caramel and toffee.
Well bodied with a round taste. A beer that I enjoyed for a long time.
JorisPPattyn (8660) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick yellow-brown head, creamy, not stable; dark brown beer with beautiful reddish shine. Very powerful dark malt/caramel explosion on opening. Then more aromatic compounds; mainly dark chocolate and laurel (bay leaf). Liquorice, sweetish but with a herbal-bitter edge, some hops and of course brown and chocolate malts. Peppery finish, even peppery mouthfeel, getting a sourish edge; well bodied. Only in the aftertaste, the typical Caulier meaty yeast comes peeping. Nice brown, more than halfway decent.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap cafe liege belgium: pours copper brown with a tan head. nose mostly malty molasses. flavor continues in this fation. toffee, caramel, rock candy sweet. not much hop flavor noted. an average belgium nothing out of the ordinary.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy brown hue, fairly opaque...with a decent layer of foam floating above.
Winey nose at the start, full of dark fruits, spicy, deep, ancient, a bit of molasses and anise, too, if I’m not mistaken.
Taste? Okay...pretty sweet, ...no, very sweet, no, super-sticky, ultra-treacly...massive malt at play here, some tingly hops, nice, but rather...eh, ..just doesn’t rise above, shall we say...thoroughly winey, nothin’ but...bright, bold, and strong, but lacks any unique edge, any uplifting effervescence, or any unknown intangible that just edges it into the extraordinary...a nice, fruity, spicy drink, but lackluster on the whole.
And, having just concluded the Bon-Secours trilogy, for which I paid $14.97, I can now conclude that I’d have put my cash to wiser use by renting the "Ernest" ouevre on DVD.
jaymobrown (1776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazingly strong fruit aromas: green apples, pear, grapes, white pepper. Just poured forth from the bottle. Nice red apple, brown sugar, candy flavors. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Really huge frothy head.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carbonic sweet aroma, malty, with light fruitiness. Caramel, light chocolate. Dark red brown cloudy with light tan foamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet, with caramel, malty, vaporous. Finish is sweet malty and salty, with light acidity and no bitterness. Alcoholic warming. After is light sweet, salts, with light bitterness.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown color with a brite finish. Very thin head with little carbonation. Rich malty toffey like flavors with a clean finish. Very pleasant to drink. Would pair nicely with a beef dish.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much more complex than the blonde. darker witha roasty nose with hints of plum and spices. Sugary first sip with hints of plum and alcohol. yeasty middle is complex, providing an big array of flavors. Spicy and sugary at the finish. Long aftertaste of sweet sugar cookies.