barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Very dark, very fruity aroma. Taste reminded me of charry wine. The second half of my glass - once the head had dissipated - was much better that the first half.
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice amber color,fairly big head.hints of fruits and brown sugar in the smell and taste.pretty good stuff.
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Had this plenty of times, finally got around to rating it. Dark brown, ruby notes, decent head faded away. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor is complex, with notes of dark cherries and Pepsi cola. not as smooth or full bodied as I recall, possibly a side effect of being draft versus bottle. Still quite enjoyable.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Brown. Strong, alcoholic aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits, strawberries and bourbon. Potent, poorly hidden alcohol, strong bourbon taste among other things like chocolate, coffee, herbs and dark fruits.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown beer with red shine and fluffy ivory colored head. Aroma’s of expresso coffee, dried fruits, chesnuts, and a little hint of fresh fennel.
Round malty taste with again coffee hints and touches of dried fruits that ends with a and herbal accents. Afthertaste ends with a sweet-bitterness of burned malts.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A unique tasting beer, with an interesting blend of flavors, not all that bad. It’s really hard to describe the dominance of any one particular taste, overall it provides an array of sensations ... I was hoping it would be a little better, but it’s pretty good.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty dark brown with a reddish/mahogany hue. Lasting creamy tan head. Had a granny smith apple and malty sweet aroma. Nutty fruit taste with a slight lemon bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and a little too fizzy for me.Not too bad overall.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with rich off white head...smelled sweet, malts and caramel...taste was mild dark fruits and caramel with dry alcohol finish...pretty good, but not crazy as far as complexity...
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this bottled. Very thick (as thick as a rootbeer float), pale orange head, cloudy rusty brown appearance. Very smooth and slightly sweet with flavors of caramel and fruit, with a definate aftertaste of alcohol. Not bad.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown color with a huge, thick tan head. Aroma is very sweet, malty, hints of caramel and lemon. Flavor is sweet, with a definite alcohol presence, malty and dry, with a smooth finish.