Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 I can’t even try to describe the flavor.....complex is the best word. Its like there are so many good flavors you can’t pick out one. I LOVE this stuff. pricey though. I had the small bottle. I’ll still buy it again.
Davolina (19) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, with a fresh yeast and a fruity touch.. a classic for all beer lovers!
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish tone with medium rocky head. Aroma and flavor was complex and flavor of yeast and flowery tone. The finish was long medium biiter of alcohol.
frankenkitty (1966) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle. Poured a deep burgundy color with a large-bubbled head that was quite lasting. Murkiness in the appearance intensified as I reached the end. Aromas of bananas and pear with a hint of roastiness. Harsh scents of isopropyl alcohol as it warmed. Fruited flavors were overpowered by intense sweetness. A metallic feel at the finish.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a thick, foamy tan head that shrank down and left a fluffy blanket across the body for the duration. Cloves are the centerpiece surrounded by sweet malt, bananas and other alcohol macerated fruits. Flavor is sweet, spicy (mainly the cloves), malty, bananas, and apples. A tremendous depth of flavor that is not too complicated. The body has good consistency and flavors are blended well and very palatable. Finish is somewhat sweet and sour. Better than I remember the first time.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark cherry brown with tiny bubbles, big nose of sweet fruit and yeast. Malty and very tasty, yummy...although a bit of metallic flavor on the aftertaste.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It have a great fruity taste and a great appearance but this beer leave me with the mouth completly dry:)
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 [magnum bottle from peckhams 04] big fruity Nose, complex, plums, backcurrants, strawberrys, yeast and a background hint of liquorice. body is excellent, finish is refreshing despite the 9% alcohol, very well disguised. brilliant stuff.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
But a shadow of its former self. After the recipe was changed in 2001 to use wheat starch and hop extract this beer has lost the wonderful complexity it has been known for.