Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting combination of sweet and sour body and strong, dark malty taste with a noticeable alcohol tint. The palate is lingering, thought a bit too sweetish to my taste. Certainly not a beer for all tastes!
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice clear dark red colour, with fine creamy head. rich plummy smells, an drich plums and deep choc in taste. spirals out into a mouthwashesque finish. good with stinky blue cheese.
motelpogo (6698) - 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
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
if i'd have done my ratebeer homework and read the reviews, i'd have been prepared for the dominating sweetness of this one and chosen perhaps another time to sample this one-- like maybe when i had a small flock of hummingbirds over to brunch. this big bottle of beer is to share with folks over a late breakfast fruit salad; it's a dark plum-brown, clear, with feminine lacing. great aroma, solid malts, heavy dripping raisins and roses, some dark earth, and brown sugar sizzling on baked beans. carbonation is a team player and works quietly -- doesn't try to exaggerate or 'soda pop' the texture. some scotch ale flavors, over ripe fruits, a slight smoky aspect. marsala wine sweetness is it's undoing-- soon it feels like sucking chocolate syrup right out of the bottle. i'd try it again with waffles, but somebody else will have to buy.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Pours brown, the VERY sweet taste however doesn't mask the high alcohol. Chocolate and very light prune/raisen taste. Drink this one last.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a slight greyish head. The taste is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DBF 2004. Sweet, sweet, sweet! This beer is so sweet! Dark brown appearance. Fruity and sweet aroma and flavor. Very chewy. Nice.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from the LCBO. Tasted in trappist glass. Pours a deep dark red / almost black colour. Thin white head eventually leaves the glass entirely. Aroma is sweet, toffee, burnt caramel, sugar, plums, bread/yeast and malt. Smells like a rich plum pudding. Flavour is intensely sweet. Deep plum sweet taste with a syrupy mouthfeel and incredibly sweet (almost sickly sweet) aftertaste. Good warmer on a winter day.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear brown color ale with a below average head that had some pretty good retention. Aroma is exclusively comprised of roasted malt with some faint alcohol in the back.. Taste is quite simple, which was a bit surprising for this type of beer and consisted of mildly roasted malt with some warm alcohol at the end. Overall, this is not a bad beer but it is lacking complexity.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour with a baige head. Sweet raisin fruity aroma and a sweet berry taste. Medium to full body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.