ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. pours a mahogany color with an ivory head. Malt aroma. Taste is malty with a bit of cinnamon and cookies. Also a bit fruity.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing really exceptional here with this, although it is a decent brew. Very bready in the taste and aroma with a clean finish. A bit of molasses and spice on the palate as well but, again, nothing I haven’t had before. Too bad.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottled. A beautiful brown beer with dark orange notes and a large, dense beige head. Nice carbonation too. Sweet, malty, toffe aroma. The flavor is much the same, with bitterness added, and quite long-lasting. Fizzy mouthfeel and full body. I was a bit disappointed over this one, expected more from a beer of this style, but it is definately not a bad beer. (060206)
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 28/01/2006. 500ml bottle-conditioned ale from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Odd murky-brown appearance, reminiscent of muddy water. Collapsing light-tan head that ends up as an oily film. Mild, but complex, nose gives off chocolate, banana cake batter, dough, yoghurt, caramel dairy food, cloves. Sweet and yeasty -like a partially fermented wort. Quite sweet up front, in the mouth, with a chocolatey, winey, warming, alcoholic middle. The finish is woody spices - cloves and cinammon - and lingers for quite some time. Prickly carbonation, light-medium weight, great drinking. Sip this instead of taking desert; 500ml can easily be shared.
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
can be compared to a nut brown in terms of depth. a yummy beer, this is. very fizzy and full flavored but not overwhelming.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beige nice looking high head. Dark read body with a good deal of carbon dioxide. Fruit aroma. Pleasant mix of sweetness and bitterness.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[bottle from clockwork] Aroma of raisins, banana. body is a little thin, finish is sweet.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coca cola pour with a mocha head. Well laced. Nose is sweet malts, brown sugar and some licorice. Taste falls in over mild spices like clove and licorice, malts, and caramel-o-sugar. Aftertaste brings up uncomplex, yet well suited dark fruits like raison and plum. Didnt get any chocolate in this like i wanted, but overall, it was rather satisfying. There was even a bit of a smokey atmosphere here and there.
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little disspaointing too, but the colour is great, looks like chocolate, the name reminds me something spicy, although I guess is nothing like that the meaning.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice Weiss bock kind of thing, a little less picant than Schneider-Weiss Aventinus, and a little tastier and more drinkable. Really impressive beer brought to me once again, by Roger F from High Point/Rammstein.