GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew pours a deep orange amber w/ a full, semi creamy froth that reduces fairly quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is strong w/ chocolate covered dark fruits. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a fiberous, cotton like textue that expands on the palate. Very complex flavors mingle amidst a balanced malt to hop ratio. Theres a persistant peachpit style bittering component that sets up shop early and carries through to the finish. The malt factor is very generous w/ a mild sweetness. Nuances of carrot cake, holiday spice, bitters, a touch of pine sap, brown sugar, oak, plum, nectaring, and aged orange citrus meat. This brew is very warming and well balanced. The finish is bittered perfectly w/ a peachpit componenet. The fruit flavors linger for a while. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew.
Maria (10192) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and incredibly muddy, the head is moderate. The aroma has notes of fruit caramels - and this is the notes I get from the flavour too. It’s not very sweet, and it has a light bitter finish. A very different beer, I cannot compare it with anyone I ever tasted before...
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown chocolate color with a thin light tan head. Fruit herbal aroma. Nice fruit and malt flavor with a berry tint finish.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colored, medium sized beige head. Sweetly sour aroma with fruits, raspberries, mild licorice and warming mild alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is more licoricy with also these berryish tones and spices, carbonation is rather high. Aftertaste lasts with almost too strong alcohol and raspberries.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at IndeWildeman, Amsterdam. I liked this, interesting beer brewed I think without hops, hence why it is brewed in Belgium given that it is illegal to brew beer in the Netherlands without hops. Quite a bit of caramel and dark fruit.
vyvvy (5136) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a sudsy tan head with very little retention. The aroma has caramel, salt, pepper, smooth richness and butterscotch - overall it is lightly musty. Medium / full body that starts smooth then some soft carbonation and then a thick lushness. The flavor starts with lots of caramel with some odd spices that I can’t point out - I guess it is the gruit. the finish has a hoppy spice bite that apparently from the label isn’t hops, then it goes back to creamy caramel, pepper and sweet spice. An interesting brew that I enjoyed, but wouldn’t want too often.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Looks rather strange, dirty brown with not much of a head and fairly cloudy. Devoid of any hops obviously, but still some flavors that are interesting or maybe that is the point. Supposedly figs and dates are involved, I can get some of that, maybe the figs. Alcohol is noticeable, mouthfeel is nice. Different but not bad.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky brown with a thin filmy tan head. aroma is similar to bourbon but the flavor is quite different. notes of caramel, lemon, and tangy herbs and spices. minty and herbal. flavorwise, i enjoyed this more than jopen’s adriaan but i just don’t dig the aroma.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear, deep ruby red color with a medium, tanned and foamy, lacy head. Licorice-spicy, sweetish-malty, vinous aroma with hints of alcohol. Yeasty-malty, grainy and somewhat alcoholic flavor with dried fruit and a long, slightly astringent, dryish finish. Cough syrup really is the keyword here, I guess... Medium-bodied, slightly thin, slicky-sticky and quite low-carbonated palate. A very interesting brew, but not at all bad. Alcohol could be less evident in the aroma, though.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bomber bottle from Gomers. Ruddy opaque brown in color with a very think dark beige head of not lasting retention. Aroma of a Christmas fruitcake. Thick body and very malty. Rich flavors of rum, plums, and bum. Actually, no bum. Medicinal in a big way. If cough syrups tasted more like this, there’d be an even bigger problem in Jr. High schools. Long raisin-like finish. Clean and smooth, no tartness. Flavor is very much like Danish Glögg. This is a Viking’s drink!