jonno (2405) - JAPAN - MAY 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not impressed at all. Had an almost metallic taste,and whilst it improved as it warmed, really didnt leave an impression
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, fruit, toastiness, and molasses. Flavor of dark fruit, molasses, nuts, and malt.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle, best by end 2009) Large tan head atop cloudy chestnut brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, hazelnut, some orange. Taste is sweet, hazelnut, caramel, some orange, raisin. Watery, light-medium body.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice brown colour, deep with a off-white head. The aroma has roasted malts and good caramel notes. The flavor is malty, little fruity, bit caramellic, with a nice bitterness. A good refreshing brown ale.
altonbrownd (5100) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Noticeably and appropriately prickely mouthfeel. Heavy carbs and chocolatey and sour flavor. Little aftertaste.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bedford BF ’06. Slightly hazy dark amber beer with an off white head. Malt aroma and a sweet malty taste with no bitterness. Distinct sour fishy flavour lurking beneath.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle at St. Albans Beer Festival 2006. Very Belgian sweet malty nose. Dark brown and cloudy with a thin tan head. Not as good in the mouth as I was hoping for given the initial impression. Slight off milk note and too much carb. Plenty of chocolate maltyness. Creamy finish with a hint of spruce.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (GBBF 2006): Nutty chocolate flavour with some nice biscuity notes. Dark fruits there in the aroma and flavour too. Brown with a light brown head. A bit fizzy, but quite tasty.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. GBBF. A dark brown coloured beer. The aroma has candy sugar with some slightly sour fruits. The taste is quite dubbelish with candy sugars and good malt levels. A tasty enough Belgian.
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF 2006. Brown/russet colour with lasting mid beige head. Toffee-ish hop. Banana esters on aroma and a bit of vanilla. Bit fizzy in mouth, but I like it.