daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another massive beer. Mahogany clor wth a small head, weak aroma but complex none the less. Sweet with brown sugar, some sort of tartness, yet crisp and fresh at the same time. Flavor hits first with a sweet cooked sugar, caramel flavor with a dark fruit coming in next, finish lingers fruity, warming and comforting. Excellent beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very light, nearly nothing like nose. Black with a little layer of a head. Tasted licorce, raisons and dates. Semi sweet, bit thin but still yummie
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BB-09/07:Pours rocky tan head with a dark mahogany color.Looks elegant in the Kasteel glass.Deep,dark,bready,toffeeish,sweet aroma. Mouthfeel is perfect for such a strong beer.Soft,thick,no acidity.Super sweet,rich,flavors fill the mouth.Finish is lightly acidic and slightly earthy and sweet.Some brown sugar takes over the finish in a respectable fashion. Alcohol is never present in aroma of flavor. For so young of a beer,this is already excellent.Seems it would just get better.Glad there were two of each in the gift box.Damn good.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Too sweet and rich for my liking. Pour head, but a nice color. I’ll admit I never finished it.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong brown sugar taste. liked this more than i expected at 2pm on a sunny day. went well with blue cheese
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Bottle... Rich, malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, toffee, alcohol and yeast.
A murky mohogany color. Very small, quickly diminishing khaki head. No lacing.
Very malty and sweet. Bursts of caramel and apple. Ok, Ok. A State Fair Caramel Apple.
Lively carbonation. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Long, sweet finish with just a hint of alcohol and apple at the ass end.
This stuff is liquid candy. It wouldn’t know a hop if one fell out of the sky, landed on its face and farted. This beer is really way too sweet to be much in the way of "my thing", but I know quality when I taste it and I really dig the well-hidden, high ABV and the accompanying buzz an entire fifth provides. If anyone asks, I had ONE beer tonight. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown w/ generous light brown head. Port-like, strong malt aroma w/ notes of alochol. Smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet malt flavours accented w/ molasses, caramel, plums, & fruitcake. Warm finish.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells great . Fun kills the fact that head does not last long , dark brown , and yes it is to sweet . Ofcourse you can notice 11 % of alc but not by aroma . Sadly sugar flavour killed the overall score ...
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yep, I like this. Rich, smooth and tasty. Faults - slightly too sweet, and not enough balancing rough flavours or fizz. But the alcohol is used well to add depth and warmth. A good beer.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark beer with a medium head. Malty, mature aroma in this 3 year old brew. Wonderful port wine taste that reminds me of an aged Westy 12. A really wonderful beer, at least at this age. I have not tried fresh ones.