aracauna (2935) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to admit that I may not have gotten around to trying this if it hadnít have been for the name. (I did my research to see if it was worth buying before I got it though.) Here itís listed as a mild ale and one Beeradvocate its listed as an Old Ale. Personally I think itís kind of like a porter mixed with a really complex Irish Red or Scottish Brown ale. Really dark and the aroma hits you with chocolate and plums. The chocolate and plums continue straight into the taste with the addition of a nice roastiness and are followed by the slight apple peel taste that Iím starting to decide is a certain type of hops. The mouthfeel is really smooth. Love the name and glad that it caught my attention.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an almost opaque black with little head. Nose is of licorice with some hints of fruit. Flavor is relatively sweet, with plum or cherry tones, and a good dose of bitterness to round things out.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the name I expected something thicker. Dark amber color with a smallish head. A lot of caramel flavors. Not at all objectionable.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good 80-90 Schilling Scottish ale.Mildly roasted and smokey notes come through,not much hop presence,slightly sweet.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweetish, malty aroma. Opens malty, the middle is hoppy. Finishes sweetish malty with a lingering aftertaste. Not bad, but not remarkable either.
GeorgeMcFly99 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa! This is dark and sensational. Mild, smooth. Buy it now.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, chocolate and some smoked malts, and I thought it had a slightly alcoholic nose. I could have used a more bitter finish.
JMG99 (10) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice chocolately flavor, excellent roasted malt finish. Very similar to a good, roasted porter. Smooooth.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! This beer has an incedible amount of flavors. First, the smooth chocolate malts followed by a super strong hop finish. Lots of aftertaste too.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweetish and kind of clunky. Some metallic notes toward the end. Quite forgettable.