mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with a fizzy, disappearing tan head. roasty malt, berries and slight chocolate on the nose. more berries in the flavour, aswell as a little smokiness. dry finish.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coffee, average head, nice bubbles. Light on gas. Very intensive aroma dried mushrooms, roasted aromatic coffee, sweet flower. Light no taste buds, some bitterness, sweetness light and neat aftertaste. Nice and warming.
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice elderberry ale. Dark in color. Good texutre, nice foam. Good soft roast flavor with nice fruit kick. Very good.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some ruby/purple hints, tan head that disappeared pretty quickly. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and spicy fruit. Same flavor, the elderberries contribute a flavor that is something like grape soda (sounds wierd, but its good). Slightly bitter, slightly dry aftertaste. I highly recommend trying this beer - it is very different in a good way.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, roasty aroma, smokey malty flavor.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt, fruity aroma, oatmeal stout like pastiness. Berry flavor is hard to detect although there is some fruitiness in the latter half.
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a perplexingly complex ale. It tended to go flat quickly... but it didn’t seem to be missing anything when it was... Bittersweet, a little thick... but unique and worth an investigation
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is truely an amazing ale. Has the characteristics of a stout except for not having a head. The finish is soft and smooth. Has a distinct chocolate flavour to it.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Okay, this is the Heather Ale I been waiting to try. Growing up on a farm, we had elderberrys and dishes made from them like pies, jams/jellies, crisp/crumble and of course wine. So how does a beer version fair? It poured out an amazingly dark color and had a dark tan head. I had it at a warmeer temperature that may account for that. Interesting aroma of malts and elderberry. The taste definately had elements of Elderberry and chocolate. A good dark beer.