wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Pours a dark brown which resembles a cup of tea. The head is obviously creamier then tea. The aroma is primarily fruity. It is like tea but has a bit of spice to it. The taste is very sweet and very much like apple, berries, and green tea. The mouthfeel has a nice spicy feel to it which works quite effectively. Overall I am impressed but not blown away.
GonZoBeeR (2820) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:spicy and chocolate,caramel
Appearance:dark brown good head.
Flavor:Caramel,chocolate small bitterness,alcohol.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Rerate 24/10/05: Damn it’s great to come back to a beer and discover it’s even better than you first thought. This looked great, mahogany with a tall creamy head that left great swathes of lace. The aroma showed molasses, grape juice, banana and peppery alcohol. Terrific initial mouthfeel, thick and creamy. Lots of dried fruit on the tongue, with some treacle, orange and a big slug of that 8.5% abv. Sherry notes and hoppy bitterness in the warming finish. A very delicate balancing act. (33cl bottle, Balmain Village Cellars, bb 2/3/08)
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge cotton candy and bubble gum aromas in the aroma -- this stuff smells like the day I spent working a concession stand at a carnival. Muddy, murky, ruddy appearance with tinge of amber and lots of haziness. NIce sugary sweetness with a little acidic souness and plenty more hops than I would anticipate. Nice overall mouthfeel and a pleasant warmth. A very good brew.
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CAH. Medium brown, OK head. Aroma of wood and faint dark fruit, and a note of dried hops. Flavor was also quite woody, some malt, and more undefined dark fruits. Somehow, not quite in balance, the flavors just didn’t meld. Could improve with a bottle that has been aged a bit. Incidentally, it was much better with food, as the wood notes fell back and fruit flavors of currants came forward. Rating based upon drinking without food.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red-brown, hazy with medium tan head and lacing. Lovely Caramel aroma. Flavor is light, caramel and alcohol in aftertaste. Sweet finish. Good beer.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and warming aroma with plenty of alcohol and caramelised oranges. Pours a deep ruby with a shrinking off-white head and sticky lace. The body is sweet, toffeeish and a tad cloying.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Plan B. Cph. Dk. Red-brown color with a big tan head. Sweet caramel fruity aroma and sweet dry light alcoholic fruity caramel yeasty taste. Medium to full body and a sweet warming alcoholic finish.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, clear, with a good-sized tan head. Nice sweet nose, with chocolate, grapes, and light licorice or anise notes. Flavor is sweet, with some cider, a touch of anise, raisins, bready yeast, and a good deal of bitterness.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, decadently sweet offering. Caramel, dark fruit, and orange. Alcohol well hidden. Cloying? Maybe, but I like this stuff.