Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good dark brown color,small head that faded quite quickly.The aroma was some what sweet and fruity with a mild hop presence,malt and a hint of alcohol to go with the spicy notes.Mlaty sweet taste with flavors of fruit and spice and hints of hops and alcohol.The finish is slightly bitter sweet with a bit of spice and malt.Not bad but then not great,but still worth a try.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Just an excellent beer. Nice fizzy head. Mellow citrus aroma. Sweet and malty, YUMMY!!!
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, but with a reddish shine; big brownish head. Fruity nose, chlorophyl chewing gum, dark malts but restrained. Sweet taste, but with a (Good Heavens!) curry flavour. Roasted malts in the background. Retronasal again fruity tastes (blueberry?). Full bodied, but palate is rather thinnish. Aftertaste comes back with the curry/coriander flavour. Again, not one of my favourites. The nose promesses more than the beer delivers.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours garnet red-brown, with a light, creamy light tan head. Prunes and brown sugar in the aroma. Rich flavor reminds me of a doppelbock: strong prunes and toffee, with caramel and raisins. Alcohol is nicely subdued. Tangy aftertaste is somewhat distracting. I love the doppelbock flavor of this one.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very much like Chimay blue but with a less pronounced alcohol profile, wich I prefer. DN's got a lot of personality.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Bishops Arms, Göteborg, Sweden.
Brown/Ruby colour with a fizzy head. Dried fruits in the aroma as well as plum and prune. Sugary flavour with notes of plum and prune. Sourish background.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head but nowhere near as exuberant as Tremens, light fruit spice malt aroma, a fruity(sort of like blackberries) and malt taste, more timid then I expected,sweet and fruity but not enough of either.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a nice head that makes with the diappearing act quickly. Complex flavor right of the bat. Sweet and malty, yet still hides the hints of grape and peach in the flavor. I was semi-suprised at how little of a yeast feel this has.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown/ruby colored with a fizzy head that receded rapidly but continued bubbling on the surface. Aroma-some molasses and alcohol with a barnyardy sweat or urine note to it, some citrus maybe. Medium bodied and lively on the tongue with a musty caramel burnt sugar flavor that reminded me of Jamaican dark rum. Dryish finish with a bitter aftertaste that seemed a little off. Just so-so, kind of a hodgepodge.
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good spicy hops on the nose, although not as complex as expected. Dark red in colour, the initial impact is one of over carbonation. Luckily this is folowed by a warming mouthful of alcohol. Flavours are fruity malts, cofffee and chocolate. A boozy Xmas pud of a beer. Will help Xmas go with a bang (then a snooze).