YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and hoppy nose. Amber red, medium rocky nutbrown head, liveley carbonation. Fruity, malty and also alcoholic flavor. Slightly bitter.
RichardGretton (4239) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very active brew producing a massive head. The aroma and flavour is very vineous with strong malt hints. Overall a very intense brew but with a smooth palate after a while.
motelpogo (6469) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very yeasty and good. moderate sourness doesn’t become chunderous. very full in the mouth. hint of garam masala and cinnamon. some olive juice. impressive
legion242 (2172) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown-red; Big head; Tart and yeasty nose. Slightly sweet, yeasty. Prunes in the back. Gets great depth as it warms.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled like Belgian sugars... poured a cloudy brown. Maybe it was past the normal date... it tasted somewhat metallic... not that good.
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful ruby beer. Light put pleasnt aroma. One to savour, although it is a little thin. Better than the sum of its parts. Oh, and it’s woozy woo!
tourette (210) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer. I didn’t expect it to be anything like it was. A very substantial beer. Its says its a Red Ale on the label, but its more of a scotch ale. Caramel and maltiness permeate the taste. The alcohol is a bit too promanent for my tastes. Overall its worth trying. Nice to see local stores carrying new beers I haven’t tried.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[1 year after the exp. date] </br>Cloudy brown-amber colour, too much carbonation. Malt nose, nuts. Good malt taste, too much alcohol, liquorice; warming. Ordinary palate. Doesn’t age well, and gets some Madeira character.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Digging in a mine full of treasures…Abundant daffodils, ginger, anise and honey pop up while you still smell your latte nearby…And of course, there is no digging without that little earthy taste on the lips…Always pleasant to excavate a good beer isn’t it?…
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitly not a biere de garde.Kind of like a oud bruin/scotch ale hybrid.Huge aromas of scotch,caramel and some kirsch.Big fluffy head to go with a beautiful medium-brownish red color.Smooth mouthfeel with notes of caramel,aniseed,burnt malt to go with a moderate clean and bitter orangy finish.The one I had was past its best-before date so that might explain why it developed scotch and spirits aromas which i dont remember getting with the ones i had before.