UM02 (290) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong alcohol taste that kills any other flavour other than some sweetness. Tastes a bit like a bock beer with some cheap whiskey added to it. Not impressed at all.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This thing is bottled up like it contains the elixer of life itself...rediculous. Pours red-copper with a moderate off-white head and tenacious lacing. Nose isn’t particularly great, with generic malt, herbs, light hops, and a touch of skunk. Flavor is both sweet and a little sour and again herbal with light bitterness. Very uniform. Finish is bland and sticky. This is nowhere near worth the effort or the price.
degbert (965) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Bottle. Pours red-brown with a thin, cream-tan head with some lace. Nose is faint with smoky and fruity elements. Bitter on the tongue, with dark roast, nutty, and almost ashy elements. Finish is long and warm, but remains bitter. It’s all right, but I’m not crazy about it.
matthewjk (845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 fl oz sample - Difficult to rate because no way to determine beer’s age. Little bit of gusher in the beginning, but calmed down shortly after opening. Perhaps first beer I have rated from France! Some odd flavor combinations. Sort of odd experience, with alcohol slightly noticeable on finish. Sort of reminds of a red ale. Interesting, but no re-buy for me.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Was fairly disappointed with this. But probably, only because I was told it was a flemish red, which, while similar, is certainly not a flemish red. Poured a semi-clear amber with fair near white head. Slightly fruity and just a small twinge of tartness. Not all that enjoyable.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Conditioned. Copper coloured with white carboated head. Toffee caramel sweetbeer, highly carbonated. Boiled malt with some finishing dryness.
claudewfeete (4) - ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2005 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Dark orange in colour.
Uninspiring on the nose - malty with a smoky caramel edge. Quite a high level of bitterness with a malty flavour accompanied hints of caramel offset by a rusty, yeasty undercurrent followed by a lingering tofee on the finish . This beer tastes every bit it’s 8.5%vol.
Stoutjourner (18) - THAILAND - APR 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This could have been a nice beer if it were not for the over-carbonation. The flavor was nice, malty, with some caramel overtones.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botttle from Greens in Atlanta Again,nice store. Some weird fruit notes here almost like a English Ale,that funky fruity caramel thing with a bit of earthiness.Still doesn’t mean I liked it tho’
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2007
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Fine mouse carbonation, like a Belgian beer - insistent and tingly and irritating. Needs conditioning and settling before it gets to a level I find palatable. Quite sweet with some chocolate notes from dark malts - possibly crystal and chocolate. Yeasty, alcohol aroma and taste. Nothing hangs together well. - there’s stale flavours which I tend to pick up from crystal malt. Cardboard notes - even though this is live and 7 months within best before date. Vague warm, bitter spices without definition - slightly dry. Gets better, and has some interest, but on the whole I haven’t enjoyed this very much.