IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color, cloudy with a tan head. Soft in many ways, soft aroma, soft flavors, soft mouthfeel. Malty, yeasty, with some elements of darker fruit. Light chocolate as well with a touch of brown sugar. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, slightly airy. Like drinking a pillow. Very nice.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-tinged herbal hops, biscuity malts and mild brown sugar in the aroma. Opaque brown coloured body is topped by decent, large-bubbled, tan head that recedes to cover. Flavour includes pears, apricot, chocolate, floral/herbal/grassy hops and a touch of acidity to balance the general brown sugary sweetness.Medium body is somewhat airy with aggressive carbonation that prickles strongly on the tongue and sides of the mouth. Bottle (Bieropholie - Jul. 2004) sampled at the Voyager par des Papilles group tasting Feb-05.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wickedly sharp, yeasty nose. Really really nice. This is not let down by the flavour, which has hints of fruitmince and spice. The alcohol comes through a bit in the end (like its blonde stablemate), but in a very well balanced way. A good one.
pivo (2655) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Dortmunder! Syrup nose - lighter than I expected or wanted overall. Dark shimmering clear brown color and a tall fluffy head. Yeasty unfiltered malt body with a touch of toffee and raisins. Toasted grains leave a dry spicy deposit on the lips at the end. Full body. Rather simple, really, but certainly enjoyable.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark red/brown colour, nice big, frothy head. Caramelly, malty aroma, a little vineous. Caramalty taste, some spiciness, some alcohol. Maybe a little white chocolate towards the end. Actually, I was a little disappointed, but still a decent brew.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, cloudy colored. Nice beige lasting head. Mild yeast, spices and some vinous tones in aroma. Flavor starts with sweetly safty, vinous tones, ends with yeasty and mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Mild alcohol and some dryness come up in the end.
YogiBeera (2565) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you Dortmunder - great goodie. Average rocky off-white diminishing head. Sparkling dark red. Light sweet nose like maple syrup. Mustard and pepper taste, yeast and raisons. Fruity undertones - blackberries I would say. Fizzy carbonation.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pretty good, for #500. poured a opaque brown color with a tan head, whihc never seemed to fade away. Sevaral malt notes on the aroma. Some sweet malt taste intially, mixed with wheat like malts. with a warm alcohol finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1243) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber hue large pillowy beige head.. alcoholic aroma dry musty aroma oily palate.. sweet mute flavour light hop bitters....
lamas (1536) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 Bottle. Best before date: 03/06/05. Pours a hazy brown with SUPER-thick fluffy tan head. Lots of effervescence. Aroma is malty, woody, fruity and yeasty. There is even a hint of chocolate present toward the bottom of the glass. Taste is at first a little overwhelmed by the high level of carbonation. Very balanced and full. Malty and tangy with a touch of chocolate and roastiness at the end. Excellent.