BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a thick chocolate head that sat a tad too thick. The roastedness of the aroma had a fruit note or two and lent a robust quality to this brew. Medium body with berry notes which add a pleasant component to this barley-rich beer. The grainy component of this beer along with the light berry/wine notes makes this an enjoyable experience and a beer worth trying again.
chronictonic (462) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I expected at all. The fruit flavor is very mild - not overly sweet or sour. Good roasted malt black ale flavor, excellent hop bitterness, with just a subtle hint of citrus (if I had not seen Elderberry on the label, I would have never been able to guess the fruit). I will definitely try this one again.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Tasty. Lightly carbonated, dark, flavorful malty beer. Fruit flavors are very subtle. A bit of a stout/coffee type after taste.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with hints of deep garnet. Thin head. Nose of malt,cocoa,currants and blackberry. Roasty on the palate with some nice soft touches of berry and cocoa. Finishing with some coffee bitterness. Nice body, nice balance and pretty tasty!
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Different, Delicious, Dark.
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in colour. Fullbodied with some indefinite fruit aroma.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I usually hate fruit beers, and got this one in a gift pack. But it is very good. The fruit is not dominant, but adds a little around the edges. It also seems to give the beer a nice color. Overall a good ale.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking dark bear, faint berry taste, not much into fruit beers, but was one of the better ones, I’ve had
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle best by date is 6/03, drank on 1/11/02. It is a little on the weak side, and a bit strange tasting (not really in a bad way). The fruit taste is unique. The finish is smooth and creamy.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ale, with red shades, wonderful thick head. Roasted malt aroma, lightly fruity. Classic stout taste; the fruits are very difficult to distinguish, they just add a light acidity. Good roasted and hop final.