Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice reddish brown with average sized fluffy white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Very thick mouthfeel, with a mix of flavors including raisins, pepper, plums, and brown sugar... Very sweet too.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottled. A reddy black coloured beer with a long lasting off white head. The aroma is of alcohol and rum-raisin. The taste is also exceptionally fruity and chewy tasty. A good candy sugar sweetness comes in and just enough burnt alcohol to be very enjoyable without being headbanging. A good beer indeed. Score 4.2
Subsequent ratings scored 4.1 and 4.0. Average becomes 4.1.
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this feels more then a dubbel than a Belgian Strong .... a very candy-ish aroma of candysugar, chocolate, malts. The first sip is very sweet but it´s get much better when it warms up. Candy all the way through, choco bitterness with a nice blend of malts. Very sweet, some vineagar and whiskey notes .... very good brew
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured slowly and the beer went crazy, but fortunately I was able to get the beer under control before it spilled all over my computer keyboard. The nose is a bit sour with a touch of iron and sugar. The palate is sweet, metallic, and very fruity. Strawberry dominates the fruit flavor with a touch of raspberry coming on late. The more I drink the beer as it warms a lot more rum and whiskey notes come alive. The finish is full of brown sugar and fruit that is warming on a hot night. Better than expected.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Bottle. Dark brown color, sweet fruity aroma and taste. Medium body and a light alcohol finish. 6-3-4-3-4
Re-rate Bottle. Red brown colour with a medium baige head. Dark fruits, light alcoholic aroma and a sweet dark fruits taste. Medium body and a light alcoholic finish.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dark brown hue with a hint of red. Malty all the way with a very low hop presence in the flavor. Toffee, molasses, smoky, and enjoyable. Chewy mouthfeel with a smooth, alcohol touched aftertaste. Very high quality and tasty. One of the longest lingering aftertastes in beer. Moderate carbonation. Quality; surprisingly drinkable for the style. Bonus points for how pleasant it is.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In the funky cool white painted bottle. Pours a gargantuan monster head that you could slice like a marengue pie. Dark brown ale with a tan-colored pillow for a head. Sweet and malty smelling. Phenomenal sweetness to the first taste followed by alcohol burn then a nice hop finish. Such a fine balance. This dragon breathes FIRE! Fruity sweetness of raisins and horhound candy. Each sip remains in your mouth, defiantly challenging its periastaltic demise. As it warms, I’m smelling Old Lady Burdine’s caramel apples on a Halloween evening. Even the label looks like a Collegeville costume.
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, amber. Fine head. Lots of caramel in the flavor. Something spicy in the aroma and flavor. Warming to drink, lots of alcohol.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown ale with cloudyness and a small ivorylike colored head.Rich,sweet aroma’s with hints off dried fruits and roasted malts.The taste off this heavy brown beer is also rich and fullbodied with hints off caramel,dried plums and hops.In the afthertaste, the taste off alcohol too high.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft velvety beige head and ruby-brown body with moderate carbonation. Nice distinct aroma of molasses, smoke, and raisins. Flavor of dark fruit and leather with chocolate and cherry notes. Nice bitterness in the finish. Rich, full bodied palate. Very nice beer.