Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#38).
Clear amber beer with an ok head. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. Spices and dark malt - reminds me of a barley wine. Flavor has a fine sweetness without beeing too sweet. Spicy and hoppy and quite dry with a little alcohol present. Nice and tasty.
RichardGretton (4018) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ale with a fizzy fruity aroma and a strong vineous flavour. Harsh abit on the palate due to hints of fizz, but overall reasonable.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Vinuous smell with some berry fruit thrown in. Dark brown colour with little head or lacing. The mouthfeel is very full with a buttery smoothness, blackberries, caramel and a wine like flavour. This beer is very good but belies its strength in that it's not a particularly warming beer
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
light hazy ruby colour with a nice creamy head, beautiful lacing, strong hoppy aroma showing red fruits, honey, flowers and cream, full-bodied and oily, very malty and smooth, robust bitterness before a long, dry and warming hoppy finish - a wonderful brew with lot of character - big thank you to fiulijn for this one
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2006 Mar 06 Bottle. My comment would be much the same as before but with a lower score. Obviously what I needed after drinking too much was an overly strong pint of beer. 3.0
Apr 04 Bottle. Sweet and malty with big alcohol presence. A rather hazy end to a long evening of drinking. 3.7
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours iwth an amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet and malty with some caramel notes. The flavor is sweet and malty with caramel notes and a bitter hoppiness in the middle. Medium to full bodied and smooth with a slight dryness.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
meaty malts and caramel aromas flow from out of this dark ambered beer...alcohol, paint thinner, caramel candies...very smooth but alcoholic..like a malty dessert, but lacking real bite. tasty though, no doubt.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful deep amber colour and a nice clinging head. Extremely malty (toffee) and vinuous with a very warming alcohol presence. Excellent for a cold winter evening. Lacking the complexity and woodlike touch of the Vintage Ales, but still a great beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Fullers Brewery, Chiswick 2004: Medium foamy head on the amber colored brew. Nice intense hoppy flavor, honey, long dry hoppy finish. I like it quite a bit.
pilsnerrogge (2271) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown with medium to small head. Toffee and alcohol nose. Malty, sweetish flavour with a tad too much alcohol.