Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at tasting at Chris Fischer’s (from Liars Club) house. Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s malty with a little sweetness and a grassy hop notes, as well as a floral note. Light to medium bodied, tingly on the tongue and a touch warming.
thornecb (4739) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish amber into a shaker. Fluffy tan head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it slowly recedes. Sour caramel aromas. Sharp and sour from front to back. Becomes unpleasant as it warms.
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
15 DEC 07, Southeast YeHa. 750ml bottle. Pours reddish-amber. Aroma of candy, sweettarts. Flavor of sour malts. Very nice. One of the tastier Italian Beers.
mpeyser (1) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors a beautiful golden/copper with a soft moderate white head. Strong hints of chocolate, caramel and chestnuts. Not too complex but very satisfying. Leaves a nice taste and te alcohol is just right.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a medium amber-brown body with a fizzy, off-white head.
Smell: Caramel maltiness and sun-dried fruits with the scent of chestnuts tucked away in the background.
Taste: Caramel malts and sugar-coated nuts. Fairly fruity. The chestnut character is present, but is never overbearing. Earthy bitterness. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: How about that snazzy bottle, huh? Oh, the beer? Well, it’s okay.
SSSteve (3917) - - DEC 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rusty orange with a large creamy cream colored head. fruity, peachy, barnyard. flavor is of green olives, plastic, peaches, nuts. decent stuff.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
opaque burnt orange, fine beige head,
sweet and spicy caramel malt aroma,
sweet caramel flavor, lots of spices, citrus orange character, light bitterness from the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of doughy, lightly sweet toasty Belgian malt and some earthy spices and nuttiness. Body starts semi-sweet and effervescent with some chestnut flavor and mildly earthy hops toward a drier finish. A nicely balanced and unique chestnut flavored brew.
Hugh (161) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and label design looked so imposing I left it on the mantlepiece for six months until it went past its sell-by date. 3 months overdate, and the beer was as impressive as the packaging. Bronze,dark gold colour, packed with flavours. I couldn’t place the flavour but now seeing in the description, I can pick out the word ’castagne’ which explains a lot. An impeccable wealth of balanced flavours and aromas, I can only think this is a highly skilled brewer. The highlight of my week, and it’s been quite an entertaining week. Credit to Lorenzo for this one!
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hazy amber colour with a large dense beige head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with fruity and hoppy notes. Malty, fruity flavor with notes of caramel and alcohol.