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 (7802) - .....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 (4576) - 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.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from liqourama. Poured a beautiful cloudy brown color with a nice beige head. Smell of fruits and plums as mentioned below. First taste was not what I was expecting. It was too carbinated for my liking, I guess I was expecting more of a smoother. less carbinated taste, but it wasn’t too bad.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with fruity smell, like plums or prunes. Head was nice but didn’t last. Taste was decent but really lacking on the finish, kind of metallic.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber brown colour, lotsa head nose of fruit, spices, some caremel.. the taste is well amazing.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small 12oz. Bottle - Pours a dark red with a small white head....... Smell is sweet fruits and yeast... Flavor is plums, spices and brown sugar...Palate is a very full body with a little too much carbonation... nice beer
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish dark amber with a big, lacy, fluffy tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast. Full body with fine carbonation. The taste starts sweet with figs and nuts and moves on to a caramel sweet finish with some vanilla and just a dash of spice and herbal hops to clean things up.