MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ruddy chestnut color with a medium tan rocky head. lots of lacing sticks to the glass. aroma is toffee malt sweet with raisin. lots of raisin. flavor is lots of the same, toffee/caramel malty sweetness, raisin too, but lots of it and not a whole lot else. the finish was like port/tawny, but shadowed by the rest. thanks WillowyStephanie!
JonMoore (1771) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with slim off-white head. Fruity, caramel, malty aroma. Watery carbonated mouthfeel; under delivering on the taste front, raisin, caramel and malt, but not enough somehow. Slightly bitter warming finish. OK.
Bledman (4) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer. I had it while I was in Spain last summer on tap as well as in the bottle. It was much better on tap, but the bottle was still good.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma and flavor reminds me of rum and raisin icecream. It’s quite nice but extremely weak. And there’s no palate at all. Looks pretty though with a sturdy, creamy head, good lacing and same color as brandy.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Weak nose with caramelly, somewhat fruity, strawberry aromas. Tastes fruity, malty and caramelly. Finishes malty, sweet and slightly alcoholic. Okay, decent, but not overly complex, too sweet and a tad boring.
has2be (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this beer was enjoyable. It poured dark with a nice head on it. And the smell and taste of fruit with a little alcohol on the aftertaste. I would definitely buy again
pivnizub (8550) - 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 (4874) - 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 (770) - 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.