Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep malty nose, raisins, macerated dry plums, syrup, port, oak. Very nice. Deep ruby red, almost black currant. Clear, with light tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with light-medium carbonation, carbonic-alcohol burn. Starts sweet with raisin and plum, port, and brown sugar or molasses. Very little acidity. Some dry hops bitterness - very little - comes in at the finish, but predominantly it is sweet and vinuous. After is a bit weak, but at least not cloying. Nice malty sweet finish, leaving a tasty reminder and alcoholic warming.
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate aroma with apple. Very alcoholic flavor with apple, chocolate and licorice. Too alcoholic and therefore not well balanced.
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a nce brown color with a frothy tan head with minimal retention. Aroma was yeasty and sweet, very mild too. Inital flavor was sweet with mild bread notes and finished with a very mild hop dryness
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle. Poured with a huge head, lotsa carbonation in this beer. Mostly yeasty aroma, with hints of hop. The flavor is nice, starts sweet but finishes dry. Feels like soda on the tongue.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep clear mahogany, with thick head. Sweet nose, w/cherry, some hop character, malt and vanilla. Some sparkle on the tongue, with citrus, and a slightly sour finish, also tootsie roll...Nice.
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 Rerate. Poured from bottle. Malt, fig and spice in the aroma. Dark cherry with persistent tan head. Taste of malt, dried fruit, brown sugar, banana. Alcohol in the nose as you drink, also in afterraste, adds nicely to the experience. All things blend nicely toward the end. This beer was much better the 2nd time around.
thehoff (584) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like a cola, and looks like one, the head is bubbly and the beer is quite carbonated. Smells of sweet malts. Burnt marshmallow, caramel smell. What a flavor, sour/bitter, smokey, syrupy. Slight thick espresso flavor. Nice.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 330ml. Very odd beer, black with a quickly diminishing head. Bunt flavours, some sweetness, some malt, bitter aftertaste and intense sourness on the roof of the mouth and on the back of the tongue.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark, ruby red with an uber head. Go grab some dinner while you wait for it to drop to sane levels. The aroma is a bit interesting. Fruit (banana?) and a pinch of malt perhaps. The taste is quite good with banana, bread, yeast, and is quite sweet. The mouthfeel was incredible. I’ve read that others may have gotten very thin pours, but mine felt more like heavy cream! I do think it might have been damaged by the tin wrap of the bottle; some of the beer hit it on the way out. I’d like to get a 750ml bottle to store for a few months and give her another go. Still, a very nice beer I will be revisiting in the future.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Coloring...Ruby in the light. Really frothy white Head...You’ll be waiting on this one... Faint aromas... Yeast . Bitter. Not too bad.