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 (1732) - 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 (3806) - 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 (1907) - 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.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and strong with a rich malty taste. Strong ABV but easy to drink. Would love to try more from this brewer.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown - dark amber color; big rocky head. A peculiar aroma, with a hint of sourness. Quite sweet, with loads of caramel. Strong, but lacking complexity and more hopping.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is murky dark orange-brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, milk chocolate), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of tangerine, coriander, toffee, and banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. There’s little more than sourness to balance this thing, but I quite like the aroma.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a deep amber red with a nice shiny head a very good lace. The aroma is yeasty, roasty, and maple like. The flavor is yeasty, sweet, slightly sour, hopped, a bit roasty, and spicy with a good rich body. Overall, it is pretty average, but a nice one to try. Perhaps too much corriander as it warms.