lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 50cl cann. Intens warm amber color with small light beige head. Sweet caramel nose with light malty accent and some alcohol sweetness in the" smell. Taste is light malty and on the sweet side, the body is a bit thin and in the afthertaste there is a slight metallic accent with a fait alcohol bitterness.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My can says 8.4% ABV, rather than 8% Burnished copper colour; thin amberish tinted head. Crude alcoholic, sweet-liqueurish nose. Soap - and artichoke (?) and almonds aromas. Sweet & alcoholic taste, palate filling it with a faint but clear almond flavour - always a bad sign in my book. There are quite some indifferent malts, adjunct-like. Extremely thin MF for an 8+ ABV beer. Yet there’s some syrupy texture for some seconds. Aftertaste is metallic. Barely worth the can.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 Canned. Aroma is alcoholic, apples (yes apples..). Amber coloured beer with firm head. Taste is malty and alcoholic. Sweet, bitter amd alcohol. Metallic and sharp palate. This beer is no good... very much no good. Okay it’s better than it’s brother the gold version...
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
A dark amber beer with a fine light brown head. The aroma is of sweet caramalt. The flavor is awful - too sweet with notes of caramel and the alcohol burning the mouth. Yuk - I don’t like this.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong apple aroma. Red, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet to very sweet, light spices, light bitter to bitter in the finish, strong apple flavor, little sticky, alcohol burning sensation in the finish. Not bad at all for a macro brewed beer.
Nagash (202) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite good beer but the alcohol taste is too strong. Strange watery and mettallic finish. Nice aroma and flavor.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep amber in colour with an aroma of fruit. The flavour was sweet but at the same time it coated my mouth with a disturbing bitterness that I did not enjoy. The finish was slightly harsh if not a bit metallic. It's a shame that this bottle cost me over $8.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAY 9, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Miggedy mack nasty. Amber-red colour. Slightly metallic, grainy aroma with a touch of caramel , whiskey and slight apple fruitiness. Strong alcoholic punch, palate wise - fusels and general unpleasantness from corn and sugar. The finish is all St. Ides.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, malty nose. Ruby colour, with a fair sized creamy head. Caramel, treacle flavours, sweet, warming, like cognac. A robust example of the style.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is truly a strange brew. Nice reddish colour with fine head. It is very sweet and fruity. Some strange artificial cherry notes in the flavour. I don't know if I like or not.