Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some very dusty maltyness in the nose. Dark brown to reddish body with a small off-white head. Mlaty flavor, with notes of nuts and slight tobacco.
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Reddish coloured .Unclear. Beige small head. Sweet and malty with light cocoa notes. Flavour is herbal and has cocoanotes. Roasty and sweet. Is quite full bodied, but a little vague in character. Dry and refreshing with a light bitter touch in the end.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange beer with an off white head. Light roasted malty aroma with a sweet caramel note. Roasted malty flavor with some caramel sweetness.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and spices.
Flavour of mlats and caramel with acidic notes.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpumped at Derby Beer Festival. Big beer with a big reputation. And it delivered; roasty, toasty, malty, pushed all the buttons. Beauty.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle conditioned at GBBF 2005. Very little head. Amber brown colour. Aroma was of malt, leather, chocolate and coffee. Doughy, bready sourness in the taste. Very dry finish. Makes a refreshing change after all those golden ales.
Sigmund (4199) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottle conditioned, 500 ml. Trade with maeib. Dark reddish brown colour, slightly hazy, large to moderate head. Fine aroma of oak, leather and camphorwood, some roastiness, brown sugar and prunes too. Flavour is very malty and slightly spicy with a moderate roastiness, but first and foremost dominated by a pronounced hoppy bitterness from start to finish - it’s debatable whether they have overdone the Target hops here. Aftertaste is definitely astringent. Still, it’s nice to have a beer where the use of both malts and hops obviously has been generous. This is not a beer for the "Carlings Black Label" crowd! Thanks, maeib!
DanielBrown (3168) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Dark, with ruby shafts. Big creamy beige slab atop. Aroma of jam. Some strong jammy, berry, with a coffee tinged pudding mouthfeel and flavour. Very rich finish - a little sour, bitter and faintly warming. A very smooth mouthful all told. Not tremendously defined, but big and slyly powerful.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Dark amber with a good off-white head. Full flavored; malt, walnut, herbal-spicy hops, chalky.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from one of the best class acts on the site. thanks Mark. dark cloudy brown with a thin bubbly head. smokey nose, chocolate coffee flavor that lingers. very nice. bitter is smooth and sour wood that mixes well.