scope (8) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bought this on a whim.......AMAZING...pours a bloody brown with tan head...should call this brew Rudolph, because the nose is pure christmas...sweet and alcoholic. caramel and figs...With the first taste i shouted "SPICY" and proceeded to ask this beer to marry me....i had to brink half the bottle( 1pt 6oz) just to seperate all the flavors...such a flood of emotion in this ale...it is very happy to tell you it’s hoppy story...lots of fruit and malts, caramel, brown sugar and butter....somewhat hard to find but if you come across a lone bottle somewhere....carpe diem....save it and savor it
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Dark brown coloration. Good cream. Well balanced bitter taste and alcohol (present, but do not attack). It is a consistent beer. Harmonious.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 Coloração âmbar escura, creme bege volumoso. Frutado e floral no aroma e no sabor. Sugestão de frutas vermelhas. Média/alta carbonatação. Álcool discreto. Final amargo. Muito bem balanceada e harmônica. Encorpada. Show de cerveja.
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep red/brown with an impressive tan head. Has a sweet aroma. Berries are most prominent, followed by banana, caramel and malts. Starts out sweet with a spicey background. Moves to some malt and wine notes. Body is a little over-carbonated, but still enjoyable. A good find at the corner liquor/sake shop.
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep red pour with nice head. Aroma is berries, banana, and slight cherry. Mouthfeel is wet yet with crisp alcohol finish. Flavor is berry, cherries. Banana notes more evident in finish. Thoroughly enjoyed drinking this one.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice nearly opaque brown with a solid clumpy head. The nose is of caramel, smoke and berries. The flavor starts with sweet caramel and char. Then slaps you with a harsh but nice sting of alcohol. Sour fruits come next, that dissolve into a dry, juicy flavor, almost cidery. Hints of alcohol follow the fruit and finish vinious with a silky smooth mouthfeel. This is incredibly complex. The ABV is at 10.5% but is well hidden. This is a truly great beer that everyone should try.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer. loved the white bottle. Gorgeously dark bron. Smells like alcohol and goes down sweet. i’m down.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very tasty. Deep red, khaki head. Sweet maltiness with intense hops. Sweet and bitter combo is well balanced.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, sweet, cellar notes, spices.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(330 ml bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!, cellared for 11 mos. after trade) Great - tasty and complex...Pours very murky slightly reddish brown. One finger of biege head recedes to a nice covering layer. Aroma is wonderful - stewed fruits, brown sugar and strong, yeasty red wine. Mouthfeel smooth and heavy. Lots of lightly prickly carbonation. Little bit sticky at end. Flavor of brown sugar, sweet, boozy, sugary red wine and stewed dark fruit. Kind of hot but didn’t detract. Great. Reminded me alot of Ommegang but a notch better.