Aegrus (49) - USA - NOV 26, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled, trappist glass
Very little aroma of sweet dates and sugar cane. The flavor is fruity and estery with an unbalanced bitter hops finish. Dry.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, thick, and hazy. Fruity taste with hints of prunes/raisins. Malty, smooth and palatable.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber with a thousands of chunks floating around it. It looks like cheetah skin or a snow globe when shake it up. There are some enormous chunks I can see now. I am only taking a couple sips here. Smell of malt, caramel, some hops, almonds, fruit and alcohol. Taste of rotten fruit, hops, malt, gas and alcohol. Carbonation was there and a little bitter at the end.
Boutip (5686) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention. Aroma is quite sweet with some candi sugar and plenty of malt. Taste is also a well enough balanced mix of candi sugar, caramel and big malt with some limited yeast characteristics. Body is a bit too watery for the style but the alcohol is well hidden.
LLee (21) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Aroma/Flavor, white grapes, like a good dry German white wine, Appearance, dark with a off white head, didn’t last long, Palate, sour and very carbonated, like a sparkling wine, but not as sweet. Have another bottle, may revise "rating" later...
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 11.2 ounce bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown beverage with a small but smooth creamy head that was mostly diminishing but that left good lacing on the glass. Pour carefully however, this is bottle conditioned. The aroma offers a hint of burnt caramel from almost a foot away. Upon closer examination, there are also notes of dates, raisins, prunes - dried dark fruits. There is also a hint of old leather in the background. The body is full and inviting with lively carbonation and a smooth, wet texture. The flavor starts off sweet but quickly shows a sharp tangy bite at the front of the tongue. The finish is medium-long with the tangy bite lasting throughout. There is also a nice warmth that builds in the chest through the finish. Nice.
SudsMcDuff (7732) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
that pink elephant, a cool bottle gets me again!! medium thick head...grapes,slight sherry,choc,dust,choc cocoa nesquick,sweet slight spice.......some fruit and grape choc in muddled fruit taste....a good brew....su..su....sussudio
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle - Pours dark brown with a big, fluffy head. It smells of malts and yeast. The flavor is caramel malts, yeast, and a hint of dark fruit. It’s easy to drink for 9% with the ABV just showing up a little in the finish. It’s pretty good, but honestly I was hoping for more.
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I bought numerous beers and this was one of them. For the price and expectations, I was disappointed. This is better than a domestic but there are many better beers out there than to spend the money for this one.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown brew with a light tan medium length/thickness head. The aroma smelled of alcohol and some citrusy hop. The flavor was composed primarily of alcohol and some fruit. Not as complex as I would have liked. The palate was nothing special and the finish tasted of alcohol.