BrockLanders (760) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark but clear amber. Great aroma as it warms...sweet malts and cara-toffee notes. Flavor is similar with lotsa sweet caramel maltiness, and a tad of hop presence and a nice alcohol kick. While not thin...itís not as full bodied as I wouldíve liked...still, a great ale---aged pretty damn well.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and toffee (quite similar to the 1997 vintage). Flavor of malt and caramel. Thanks for sharing Walt!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is honey amber color with a thin off white head...smell is caramel, pepper, and alcohol...taste is deliciously warm and sweet, almost burgundy-like...finish is dry and too quick...
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. More perfumey than the 97. Taste notes of burnt wood, tannins, honey, and bitter on the back end. Very good.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
another gem from kawa. pours amber with a white head. aroma is plums and alcohol. upfront flavor is peppery with some sweetness and an interesting caramel. wonderful palate that is almost woody but not quite. this caresses my tongue. sorry we made you try the gose after you brought this great beer walt.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good English Strong Ale. Caramel, earthy wood, and malt flavors. Finishes clean, smooth, and warming.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle was believed to have been kept refrigerated for the majority of its life. Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head with light whispy lacing. Aroma of rich caramel malt and a touch of butterscotch with some English hops and alcohol. Starts rich, viscous and malty with a nice sweetness and plenty of carbonation. Finishes more dry and bitter. This tasted fresher than bottles of the 1999 I have had that werenít refrigerated. It has aged quite nicely. Thanks go out to TheBeerCellar2 for hooking me up with this gem!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear copper with a golden outline. Small off-white head. Heavy malt aromas. Molasses, honey, tart cherries, apples, and alcohol aroma and flavors. Light to medium bodied. Alcohol warming and a soft carbonation. Finish is dry leaving you with a long bitterness on the tongue.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recently opened and enjoyed. Well done and well aged. Not all that much to look at, but nice malty caramel aroma. Great sweetness in every sip with toffee and malt staving off the warming alcohol. Wow.
Ungstrup (27675) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled 2004 - 6 years old] A hazy deep red beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is of burning alcohol combined with a little sweet malt and toffee.