willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
08.17.05 11.2oz swingtop, best before end 1/2003; LOT 269. Copper-orange-amber pour, fluffy biege foam, soft and sheeting lace. Tons of gritty looking sediment, dark stuff that settles quickly to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is vinous, grapey, bubblegum sweetness with loads of caramel and brown sugar, raisin bread, and hints of butterscotch. Delicious to smell. Flavor is similarly boozy with lots of rum raisin and vanilla plus coffe undertones. Doughy yeast abounds. This stuff is full of life and has aged great. Molasses, coffee, and light yeast spice all emerge with temp adding layers of love. A very pleasant surprise.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very classic amber appearance with lots of sediment. Aroma is powerfully alcohol and malty with strong gingerbeer and licorice elements. Interestingly, flavor is pretty much the same, with perhaps a bit more peachy & raisiny fruit and a strong yeasty farmhouse undertone. Most beers with such a strong alcohol presence would be averse, but with this style it actually seems appropriate, very pleasant to drink, much along the lines of a winter warmer -- further graced by a distinctive old-time farmhouse flair.
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Aroma:light fruity aroma,caramel...Appearance:Hazy amber with small chunk of yeast,light head....
Flavor:watery,apple,light caramel...Light fort 8.5%
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with soft fine bubbles leading to a light beige head. Mild fruity aroma with some darker plum notes present too. Sweet plum and prunes, with caramel and a spicy finish. Medium, warming feel. Tasty!
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille-Ambrée-orangée avec une mousse élastique avec un goût prononcé de beurre d’érable. Arôme de malte et très carbonisé.--Bottle-An ambred-oranged one with an elastic foam head and a taste of maple butter. Malt aroma and very carbonised.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Amber coloured with a reddish glow. Almost no head but lots of impurities. Surprisingly light body considering the alcohol. Fruity, yeasty notes and pronounced caramel from the malt. Very solid hop-bite in the finish. 230998
Lunkie (1473) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chemical malt aroma. Cloudy red amber colour with good head and lacing. Full rich flavour aiwth malt. Thick palate.
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A yeasty and inetresting spicy aroma, big head, and easy drink, quite quaffable. Still figuring out the nice sweet side spice, but the yeast was fruity and I am glad I paid up for this pop-top bottle. And yes, I got a pop on opening.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark amber with a big white head and some lacing. Spicy nose with some malt fruit notes. Yeasty flavor mixed with a malt base and a bitter hop bite at the end. This is like a light version of the stout which I like a lot. Much more drinkable on a summer evening.
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, bottled on? Dark amber, vivid carbonation, initially enormous white head which nevertheless collapses rather quickly. Rich, sweetish, syrupy aroma also revealing yeast and a bit of brown sugar. Flavour: molasses, alcoholic warmth, walnuts, finishing with a punching, even pungent dry hoppy bitterness. Light tartness. Full bodied, rewarding.