grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with a thin head. Light sweet candy yeast aroma. Sweet flavor, very rich.
scalffd (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice dark amber color with average head that initially dimishes but a thin layer remains throughout the glass. A little too yeasty for me, but will be a favorite among fans. Good beer nonetheless!
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(BOTTLED 3/18/05 THANKS TO KEVIN OR KRAMER FOR THE HOOK UP)murky brown body with an off-white head.caramel malts,hard candy,and figs made the aroma.flavor mixed up the same with a little brown sugar,and honey.only complaint was it lacked carbonation.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 012306 #1105. Pours a rich mahogany color with a small off white head. Aroma was of fresh dough and honeysuckle. Nice crisp taste of sweet hops and malts. Kind of a medium bodied beer that has all sorts of flavors dancinng around on the taste buds. This is a outstanding brew!
skoisirius (1886) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe. Pours a darker amber with a hint of brown. Larger frothy tannish white head that definitely stick around for most of the glass. Aroma has hints of dark fruit and Belgian sweet malts that are quite thick. Flavor brings a Belgian sweet yeast and malt taste while also hinting on vanilla, cherries, darker sugars, and caramel. Palate lingers with the sugar and malts for the most part. 9% ABV is hidden well. I’d definitely drink this many times again!
Kinz (3622) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Immy’s Tasting, courtesy of Secret Santa Eve! So much good stuff was going around at the point this came out that I’m not sure how many people got the chance to try it. Too bad, as it was excellent. Medium towards dark amber color. Rich aroma of dark cherry, with a hint of molasses, quite rich. Flavor matched, with a bit of a vanilla note as well. Very, very nice, great way to finish off a great tasting event.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Bottle on 10/22/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and fruit flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
7/3/7/4/15 - 3.6
Rating on 7/22/2006. From Immy’s Tasting. Clear dark amber color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of dark and chocolate malt. Flavor of sweet malt and caramel.
7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep bronze with thin head, full fruity aroma, layers of sweet malt and yeast, dried fruit and toffee. Really delicious and warming.
Sammy (10324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark colour and some white head. Lovely yeasty and malty aroma, with bourbon in background. Complex taste,sugar or the like added. It did not hurt to hold it to about 4 months after being bottled. Satisfying and like a wine with dinner as every food prompted a different taste stimulus.Tad sour aftertaste. thanks HogtownHarry.
DocLock (8956) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for another great one. Pours turbid deep coppery/brown/ruby edged with 1-finger, creamy off-white head. Also, as I poured I noticed ribbons of dark brownish sediment. Aroma of big fruit, some rauchy malts, some hopcitrus, and some brown sugar. Nice intense, complex aroma. The flavor is very fruity, with some figs, berries, pear, apple, and plum notes, plus a solid hops and citrus back end. The whole thing stays on the sweet and fruity side throughout, at times approaching a barleywine profile but then seemingly backing off a bit and becoming more of a slightly tart, heavily fruity IPAish beer holistically. Whatever you want to call it, it is a damned fine brew.