larsniclas (5351) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Bishops Arms, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dark brown with a creamy off-white head.
A sweetish and malty aroma.
Really lively palate; champagne-ish.
Not really much flavour at all.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a murky reddish brown with a foamy-2-fizzy tannish head. Carbonation is lively and lacing is so-so. Sediment visible floating in the glass. Aroma is malty & yeasty, with some hints of citrus and raisins/dates/figs. Initial taste proves of the aformentioned smells, perhaps some grapefruit and cloves. Mouthfeel is nice, but the finish is a bit bitter as well as metallic. There is also a slight alcoholic tinge throughout. Probably wouldn't pick up another one, otherwise not bad.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dense, foamy white head. hazy, reddish brown body. Somewhat tart and sour nose. ripe, raisiny notes and hints of musty leather. yeast contributes a bit to the nose. Woody, and leathery, figs and dates. solid warming effect, full body. dries out, leaving some remnants of flavor, and emerging hints of chocolate. well balanced, smooth and complex.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with an off-white, quickly dissipating head. Strong dark fruit aromas, fig/raisin/dates. Nice maltiness in the nose, mild yeast. Deep malt flavors with dark fruits again making an appearance. Dry, mildly astringent finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Slightly cloudy brown with large beige Belgian styled head, dissipating. Bitter style, with tart, apple flavours throughout.
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a big head. Malts and spice in the aroma. The flavor ends with a littel bit of banana.
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber red color with a thin head and a musty leaf mold smell to it. Dark sugar sweetness with a foreboding dankness of rotting fruit flavors. The tangy was almost balanced off enough to be a tastey beer, but not really my tastes.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
spritzy raisin aroma with hints of candy sugar, caramel colored with a hint of red, candylike mouthfeel, raisins then cloves with a hint of mintiness and bitter tar
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep hazy red-brown. Smells of candy sugars and malts. Tastes of a light apricoty fruitness, a mite citric. Very sweet and a bit thin. For 6.5% it certainly tasted too strong.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is oddly quite dry and astringent. The spice is very noticeable. Bitterness is also rampant not only up front but in a lingering aftertaste. The flavor doesn't agree with me at all. I simply don't care for this beer in the least not so much due to the hops, but rather due to an odd metallic aroma and flavor (like licking silver dollars). Peppery spices also just fail to connect with me. Sorry Pierre, but your creation isn't my bag. Reminds me of brut champagne added to beer.