Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nice beer sampled at the Brickstore. A dark orange apperance with a minimal head. The flavor is very sweet with alot of oranges and vanilla. A sugary mouthfeel with some alcohol showing. If you could imagine a creamcicle in beer form you have this beer. It was a nice experience.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Pours a light amber, clear and very effervescent, with a small white head. Strong aroma of sugar, grapes, acidic lemon or orange, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and very spicy, with touches of vinous grapes, citrus, and a strong retronasal alcohol burn. Strong and sweet but more dinkable than I though it would be. Nice. RERATE: 1994 vintage, opened at Dickinsonbeer’s House. The ctirus has come through even more so and the alcohol has mellowed quite a bit, making this very drinkable. Excellent!
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangy amber with some chunky suspended particles and a very slight haze. Great aroma and the flavour is incredible.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden/amber colour. Small head. Nose is full of maltiness, toffee and a cognac-like alcohol aroma. Tastes very sweet and alcoholic. Apart from that it has vineous and fruity notes, mango and orange. Quite sugary. Overall a nice, complex beer, but unfortunately overshadowed by too much sweetness and alcohol. Many thanks to Bierkoning for this.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy pecan color with pieces of floating yeast cake and a thin head. Tart fruity aroma with some toasted bread, yeast, light caramel, yogurt. Very sweet with an upfront vitamin flavor. I don’t get much in the way of hops, except some bitterness. Interesting fruitcake flavor. Opens up as it warms. Kinda grows on you.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got the bottle from State Line in Elkton, MD and it immediately hit me with a perfumey aroma coupled with a fragrance of sweet oak. I tasted hints of malt, oak and breadiness. The alcohol was definately noticeable. It seemed a bit too syrupy and spicey so I had trouble sipping this one. It seems good in small sips. I found it interesting but my wife detested it.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanx to Jannik Salholt. Orange colour with lots of floaties. Medium white head. Dark fruits, raisin, prun aroma and a sweet fruity alcoholic taste. Medium to full body and a sweet alcoholic finish. To much alcohol in the taste, but wery good.
Elwin (2) - Alphen aan den Rijn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bit sweet, but nicely heavy. Slight bitter sweet after taste. Great deep coloured appearence, what else can someone wish for x-mas. (number 2 in my top 10)
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Sugar and spice and everything nice in the nose. Murky orange with a foamy white cap. Good lace. Very sweet with loads of sugar. Fruit cake. Very full bodied for a Belgian. Alcohol abounds. Watch out for this one.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick looking orangeish appearnce. Very murky and lots of chunks float in this pour. Delicious raisiny, figgy, sugary, syrupy flavor. The alcohol is very well hidden in this brew.