Boutip (4863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark beer with a huge head with super great retention. Aroma is comprised of a mix of spices and roastiness. The mix of spices and roastiness is also very present in the taste and very enjoyable and is also accompanied by strong hops. Body is quite strong with good carbonation. The alcohol is extremely subtle which is a plus when you have a 9% beer. Overall, this is another great beer from a very underrated brewery.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before Jan. 2003.
Thick tan head on a muddy amber colored body. Heavy aroma of prunes, raisins, fruit and malt. Flavor is sweet and sour sugary with a somewhat strange spicy tone. Lots of citrus and also raisins and a little chocolate. Little harsh towards the end. A different but nice and interesting beer.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a slightly fizzy medium head. Aroma of malty caramel, fruits (prunes maybe)and alcohol vapors. Very interesting flavors of dark fruits, alcohol and black liquorice. By far the best beer I’ve tasted from this brewery. Smooth, round mouthfeel.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Dark copper red, thick beige head. Nose is a bit fruity. Pretty full body. Flavor is fruity, a bit alcohol-like and sweet. A bit easy beer.
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Copper red hazy color. Nice medium steady coffee head. Aroma is typically Belgium malty. Full-bodied but otherwise plain beer.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 (Bottled) Dark brown-amber color with a large, tanned head. Very malty, syrupy, slightly hoppy and rye-pudding-like aroma. Flavor is also very malty, sweet and hoppy. Sweetness hides the ABV nicely. The full-bodied, syrupy palate is actually quite refreshing because of the foamy carbonation. A nice and full-bodied, yet quite easily drinkable strong ale.
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Expired jan 03. Amber color with a little white head. The taste is fruity and sweet, notes of caramel. Finishes quite bitter, but this might be due to the expiration date.
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth malty aroma of winter fruit. Purple/brown in colour. Very smooth malts with berry fruit and caramel. Nice alcohol and foams in the mouth. Decent, but lacks oomph.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beige head. Cloudy brown colour. Fruity (peach, raisins), little chocolate, little spice. Complex with a nice balance.