jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown color with a off white head. The taste is sweet with light spicy and light yeasty notes.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big exuberant cream-colored head, falls down in sculptural swoops leaving gorgeous hive-like lace, pours a clear red-bronze with a dizzying aroma of yeast, raisins, spice. Flavor suggests soft grapes, cloves, nutmeg. Smooth and lovely at room temperature. An inspiring and drinkable beer to sip (and gaze at) while writing about Belgian beer.
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy tan head, fragrant natural fruity yeast, lace bubbles. Chocolate malts, vanilla (aaah yum). A bit bitterness and sourness on the finish balanced with malts. Light mouthfeel and smooth and drinkable.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color with a big white head. Very yeasty fruit aroma. Flavor was the same with some spices. A little turned of by the carbonation.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm, an abbey dubble listed as a brown ale served at a porter tasting. I am really confused now. As a brown ale this doesn’t really fit the mold, as a dubble this is pretty good! Light brown color. Nice brownish head. Lots of yeast and well carbonated. Very noticable clove aroma and flavors. Again, good as a dubble.
Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: #500 - Rather fruity aroma of apple and raisin. Pours and orangish-brown with a white head. Fruity flavors with apple and a light sourness in the finish. Has a Unibroue taste to it.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
There was a definite yeasty, Belgian fell to this one. Maybe that was odd because it was served at a porter tasting. Definite carbonated crispness.
TBone (14899) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33cl (BB 12/2006)
Hazy dark nutbrown, good brown head. Strong sticky aroma of licorice, anise, yeast and hops. Earthy tones too. Soft malty palate. Warming flavor with licorice, raisins and plums. Oily aftertaste which brings some hops. Mouthfeel itself is quite thin, but otherwise enjoyable brew.
Dorqui (2156) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foam creamy much supporter. Color brown much dark one, but not too much veiled. Rich, binding scent densp. Notes of toasted with a warm flavor and wrapping. Much persitent. Decidedly good.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Rich O’s: Brown with a red touch. Large pillowy tan head. Cinnamon and ginger aroma initially. Yeasty, lambic flavor and lightly sour. Some grass notes and light cherry. Good.