Sten (693) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts. The flavour is sweet, alcoholic and a bit hoppy. (Bottle 33cl)
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with decent sized white head. yeasty/bready aroma with underlying malts. Taste is sort of strange but I like it. Not very subtle; malty, caramel , with a sweet finish. Full bodied with a slightly bitter, then sweet finish.
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colour, lacy head. Pleasing aroma. Strong alcohol taste with a smooth finish.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[bottle from bier halle] pours pale yellow with a larg but quickly collapsing head. nose is yeasty with some spicyness and a fair bit of acohol, also some fruity notes, grapes. overpowering alcohol taste and a dry finish.
nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
caramel, hay, alcohol, woody, golden, clear, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An intresting little number, little aroma, which u dont expect from a 10% beer, sweet and blonde. Taste is sweet malty and remarkably smooth, with the alcohol quite well hidden. In saying this i expected more and would have liked maybe a spicier flavour, maybe have it again some time.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Label says brewed in Edinburgh for John Martin. Deep golden with an almost absent head. Sweet malts with a pronounced bitter finish that hides the alcohol fairly well. But still this is an extremely potent beer. Are we sure this is top-fermented? 150398
(Bottle 33 cl) Version called "Gordon Finest Gold Blond Merry Xmas" brewed by Scottish Courage in Edinburgh. 5/3/5/2/10=2,5 220302
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at some weird bar in France. The menu said it was from the UK, but it was definitely this bottle and the alcohol % is correct. Given the bar I’m not surprised. Anyway, this was drinkable but not that enjoyable. Tasted more like a lager with more alcohol. Smooth taste? Please. It’s really obvious that it’s there. Won’t be drinking this one again any time soon..
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark yellow color, little white head. Spicy, fruity, mildly alcoholic and some licorice in aroma. Flavor has fruits, spices, mild licorice and strong alcohol in the end. Medium to full bodied.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crystal clear golden color with a thin white head and some lacing. This a nice aroma for such high alcohol. Nice sweet grain profile. Very smooth and warming. Good beer. Thanks Doug!