pivnizub (8373) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, thin but very long lasting off-white head; fruity (raisins) sweetish nose; sweet, fruity beginning, sweet flavour; quite thin bodied compared to it’s alcoholic strength; slightly bitter ending (chocolate); lacks complexity and character........
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mahagany colour with a smaller tan head...much smaller and less fluffy than the blonde. Lacing all over. Lots of dark fruits pour over into a semi fizzy feel. even a little plum and black cherry. Smell is the same with a mild malty overtone. Very smooth and very enjoyable with very little hop.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, Shiny mahogany, with a messy tan head. Strong raisin/prune aroma, with notes of chocolate, cherry, and port. Thick palate. Smooth and fruity, with a sloght smoky bacckground. Almost no bitterness, but a pronunced alcohol burn. Smoth, but a bit one dimensional. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!
BrockLanders (760) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Carousel in PC Beach. Poured a dark amber to brown color with a modest and somewhat creamy head that is light tan in color. Aroma is caramel malty, yeasty and sweet toffees...very sugary. Flavor is loaded with malts, lotsa caramel...medium bodied. Finish is still malty, but there is some hop bitterness in there somewhere. Aftertaste has hints of dryness. Not an exhilarating dubble, but it’s not bad either.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
didn’t catch the brandy-like finish. kind of a disappontment in the fact that the flavor was rather weak. Some yeasty malt notes and a sweet finish, but very weak.
schepers (32) - Limburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark coloured with a creamy head, very sweet, fruity some chocolate taste to it. Sticky.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very nice Belgian-style double that pours amber with a tan head. The nose is very yeasty with hints of alcohol. There’s a certain fruitiness that resembles plumbs or perhaps Juicy Fruit gum. This is a very sweet brew overall with only a mild citrus bitterness. The carbonation is very tame for a Belgian style.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Pours nice. Great color, decent light brown head The aroma is toffee and caramel. The flavor was a little to creamy/sweet for my liking, but definitely drinkable
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a sim rate:
The aroma of this beer as you’re taking a sip is outstanding! It’s incredibly chocolately and caramelly with a creamy smooth long finish. It’s one of my favourite dark beers on tap!
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice medium brown with a thin coffee coloured head. Malt driven nose with a warming fruity edge. Quite elegant palate, probably lacks a little weight for the style but very quaffable if a touch dilutive. Faint maly notes that indeed do inpart a brandy like finish but its just too faint. Beers in this style need more obvious malt and yeast impact.