SSSteve (3934) - - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark reddish brown with tan head. excellent lacing. aroma of dark fruits and candy. alcohol is also up front in aroma. big and complex. plums, toffee, candy and alcohol in flavor.
can8ianben (1399) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff! This one has loads of deep malty goodness, sweet grain. But it is also triple fermented for that edgy spicyness and punch that you just don’t find in too many beers. It has a nice aroma that I could smell for hours. Good stuff!!!
dragonlady (1) - CANADA - AUG 15, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a unique and flavourful beer, rarely available in Ontario, but worth grabbing when you can get it
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If only all beer was bottled in such a beautiful container.. and tasted so good. Head that seems to last forever in the bottle I tried, and even the head carries the intesne flavor of this brew. The alcohol content is there but seemed to be pretty well masked by the flavor. Very enjoyable flavors helped by the strong thickness of it. Next time I’ll have to get the big huge bottle.. yum.
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and thick! This beer is sweet! Lots of birthday cake and donuts. Some spice and malt, very little hops. Great for desert or midnight snack. Beautiful bottling and artwork!
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque white bottle, containing a dark reddish-brown beer, with a big rocky head. Malty burnt aroma of coffee and alcohol. Sweet warming taste, with a more spicy, malty aftertaste. You can easily taste the 10.5% alcohol.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beers of Europe. Enjoyable brown strong ale with bags of coriander.
Tatterdash (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the white opaque bottle with black label, very curious as to what lurks inside. Pours a dark cloudy mahogany, with a big sinister off-white head. Aroma was floral and fruits, with a very seductive alcohol vapour that is very appropriate somehow. Taste was strong caramel, with a lot of warming alcohol as well as dark fruits and toffee. Very smooth, and while the alcohol is prevalent, it was also very tasteful and appropriate to such a sinister brew. I want to find a big bottle of this for New Year’s...
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2005 Aroma is sweet with a hint of vinegar. Appearance is a dark reddish brown with a little hazing. The head has lots of small bubbles. Its perfectly carbonated and that gives it a smooth palate. The flavor has raisins, nuts, bitter hops, allspice, and caramel. The finish is malty and the high amount of alcohol gives you a warming sensation. Its a great beer to sip and enjoy slowly.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of the globalbeernetwork 6-pack. I saved this for last. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Smells of anise and caramel. Biscuit or bready aromas, too. Taste. Wow. Dominated by malty/caramelly flavors, they soon give way to a cinnamon like spice and then the alcohol hits you. This feels like a abt to me, regardless I loved it.