aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mildly sweet and big malt possible decoction mash. Malts are Big roasted and somewhat tannic with a bit of a portlike note. Plums, Grapes, Leather, Marzipan, Toffee, nuts and earthy malt body. Very mild hopping and a clean but heavy finish.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Muddy darkish brown with a medium, beige and creamy head. Slightly sour and wineous aroma with toffee, plums, pepper, tobacco, leather, some alcohol and tannic hints. Sweet-caramely, very malty flavor with rye-pudding and a dryish, roasted and slightly alcoholic finish. Quite full-bodied, warming palate with slightly too strong and fizzy carbonation. A very enjoyable and balanced, imperial stout -like brew for sipping it down slowly. A very pleasant surprise, and quite unbelgian!
Jukkabro (3486) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, cloudy color. Nice beige lasting foam. Mildly vinous, chocolate, spicy and slightly alcoholic aroma. Flavor has chocolate, sweetness, mild spices and dries nicely in the end. Medium to full bodied, nice lace in glass. Mild alcohol comes up in the end.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 25cl, different label than in RB (BB 06/2005)
Hazy nut brown, medium tanned head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of coffee and plums. Medium-bodied. Flavor is roasted, hoppy, malty with dark chocolate. This one has strong late bitterness and warming alcohol.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy brown beer with a normal creamy head. The aroma is malty, nutty, faint soft spicy and dry caramely. The taste is well balanced and has a outspoken accent of nuts, malts and dry cookie’s.
Ungstrup (26261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An unclear brown beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma contains notes of coriander, oranges, yeast, wet cloth, and is a little sour. The flavor though is sweet with notes of yeast and coriander and a dry hoppy end.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber and hazy colour. Spicy(almonds, raisins) flavour. Richly malty. Dry finish.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2009 Bright brown body. Little head. A lot of chocolate chip cookie dough but also with brandyish fruity character. Thin, like malt extract homebrew.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty, raisin. Mincemeat. Good aroma, very addictive. Cloudy brown with lacing head. Medium body with light carb. Alcohol warming. Nice malty start, raisin, alcohol, light acidic. Finish is pumpernickel or all-grain sour bread. Bread after.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earth brown, cloudy beer with really nice lacing and a small off-white head. Yeasty nose with hints of caramel and spices. The flavor is toffee, caramel sweet in nature with a slight tart bite on the end. Yeasty as well and an alcohol presence on the finish. Nice, complex, and a little strange.