11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matta. Cloudy light brown color. No head formation on pour. A thin white ring forms around the edge after a bit. Jammy, malty aroma. Full bodied. Taste is sweet and malty. Fruity tastes form in the middle. Noticeable alcohol when it hits the belly. Nice but I would like a little more carbonation.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear, oak body... warm yellows, oranges and reds. Head is creamy, smooth white and recedes to a thin crown. Smell is very strong and fragrant. Woodsy earth notes, butter, caramel, peach and sweet peat. Taste is also strong and sweet with lots of complexity. Honey, vanilla, caramel, appel, pit fruit malt. Aftertaste is sweet, fruity and a little cloying. Could use some carbonation to break up the syrupyness.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a dirty mahogany color with absolutely no head. Aromas were very complex; mostly of sweet malts and some apple. Viscious mouthfeel with an amost overpowering sweetness. Elements of chocolate, cherries and woodyness in the taste. Quickly fades into a strong alcohol warmth finish. I’m not sure of the age of this bottle but it would benefit greatly from sitting for a year or so.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
spritzy yeast aroma, cherry popsicle red with a gargantuan head, elements of grape soda, strong whiskeylike finish, some banana flavors and a a great mouthfeel
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled 330 ml. Dark brown with large fluffy head. Raisons and fruity aroma. Aggressive strong taste. with alcohol noticeable. Not well balanced but still good.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with no head. Slight cherry aroma. Semi-bitter malt taste with some spices present. Tasty enough.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is an iced-tea brown with almost no head, lots of spent yeast. Smell is heavily apple juice with hops to complement, sweetness and tartness. Very pleasant. Initial taste, alcohol is VERY present, even at 7.5%. Taste is smokey, some coffeeish flavors, quite sweet, but actually has hops coming through. Spicey as well. Lots going on. Good, though not great, and I’m still unimpressed by this brewery...
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/Red Coloring with White Ring. Cherry and Grape Flavors...Sweet. Little Malty and Noticeable Alcohol.. Decent brew...
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paeters Vaetje, Antwerp. By the state of my notepad, it appears I may well have been in no fit state to rate this properly - but my golden rule is that as long as I can just about decipher the hieroglyphics the next day, the rating gets posted. Very gingery, with slight choc and a liquorice finish. Spicy, but palatable. Very pleasant and strongly tasty.
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color, cloudy, no head on mine. aroma has an industrial quality about it. some spices and a a caramel quality that is not assertive, but clearly there. fair amount of alcohol as well...in the flavor too. flavor has a very hidden lemon quality, plus more overt spice and caramel flavors. flavor is fairly sweet, but hops are moderately detectable. good if not great..perhaps too youthful?