Ernest (5905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Brussels, May 05.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium orange-brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, nuts, cookie), with notes of plum and grape.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany brown/orange body with medium brown/tan lacing and dissipating head. Very light aroma of caramel and raisin. Light flavor of caramel and hint of coffee. Smooth palate and lingering cocoa finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears a dark mahogany with a light white head and light scattering of lace.
Smell is of cocoa, currant, raisins, light cherries.
Taste is of the same aromas.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with slight hops and sweetness.
Drinkability is ok. I’m on the fence with this one but I think I like it.
TomDecapolis (4337) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to HopDog. Pours a cloudy darker red amber with a nice tan head that diminished quickly. A small head did stay around to lace the glass, nice looking beer. Aroma is weaker. But I could pick up prunes, raisons, some chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is a bit more bland with some chocolate, raisons and I can taste a bit of alcohol.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle best before 2007. Very subtle aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, light spices, and very light yeast. Softer tastes of dark fruits, cocoa, dark cherries, and caramel. Even though I had a hard time really picking anything out on this one, it was a good beer.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, bbe 2009. Murky chestnut brown with a small, pretty quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate liquor (candies) with some rubbery notes. Flavour: sweet, malt, chocolate, alcohol, peat. A bit spritzy and a bit watery on the palate. Pleasant and very drinkable, but not too complex.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Prune and almond aroma. Brown color, small beige head, few lace. Light sweet, light spices, butterscotch, almond, bitter especially in the finish, sparkling, light dusty in the finish. Reminded me of a doppelbock brewed belgian style.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a small white head. Fruity, spicy and with lots of malt sweeetness. Long aftertaste.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Bottled. Dark ruby, very rich head. Sweet and almondy. Grassy and richly malty with notes of chocolate. Salty, bitter finish.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red brown color, initially large but later on thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, grapes. Taste is sweet and malty, rye and coffee. Bit sticky palate.