temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad at all. Honestly I don’t remember much about it except for a fruity flavor and a roasty finish. I did enjoy it, nothing to rave about though.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many bottles brought to the Labor Day gathering by Pailhead and Styles:
Reddish hued with an oily film and not much head, some lacing. The nose detected some oxidition even though this one is not that old. Also found aroma’s of currant, pear, banana, clove and an interest combination of yeast esters (earthy, salty and flowery). The taste is wonderfully fruity with notes of both tart and fleshy fruits. A bit yeasty and caramel character as well. The finish is slick and pepper hints appear. The feel is oily and warming, sticky on the palate. A solid brew with good depth but still did not rock my world. It is more a Strong Ale than Abbey Dubbel IMO.
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a murky redish brown with no head and only a trace of lacing. Aroma os appled cider, cinimon, apricots and alcohol. Flavor is a nice spicy musty combo. Some apple butter and cinimon. Moderately heavy feel and the alcohol comes through much more now on later sips. Darn near flat and a slightly bitter woody aftertaste.
Thanks to Pailhead for this one
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - thanks Pailhead - Aroma is sweet raisins, prune, yeast, and a touch of carmel malt. Pours a murky dark brown with little head and decent lacing. Flavor is bitter prune and raisin. Only after the alcohol taste fades does the sweet carmel show up. Palate is crisp and sticky. Different and good.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to odeed for sharing. aroma is bananas, with caramel, and sugar. taste is bananas with a hint of coffee and vanilla.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bonus brew from styles)poured a dark brown with no head.aroma is mostly ripe banannas.flavor is again,bannanas,with some malt and chocolate.THIS SHIT IS BANNANAS!B-A-N......
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark fruits and all spice in the aroma. Deep brown in color. Head is small and fades away almost immediately. Harsh tasting concentrated fruit/syrup flavors and it tastes of bigger alcohol than it is listed with 9%. Some mashed fruit-grapes stand out- and even some rum raisin bread creaminess, but it is way out of balance.
zathrus13 (1741) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, with a small, tan head. Aromas are fruit, spice, and brown sugar. Flavors are a lot like the aroma, fruity, with spice, some chocolate, raisins, and brown sugar. Body this thinner than expected. Thanks to Brad for this one.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. bottle courtesy of Syles (you rock, Chris!) Deep murky cola brown in color with a dusty grey head. Aroma is heavenly, laden with chocolate, bananas, cloves, pepper, prunes and nutmeg. Nice rich chocolate flavor with leather accolades. Toffee and caramel mesh with tobacco and singed walnuts. Often times reminds me of a Chocolate-pumpernickel dinner roll interspersed with raisins. Seems to invert the taste buds and seep into their crevices. Nice display of malt complexity, finishing with chocolate, hot alcohol and earthen characteristics including leather and tobacco once more. Worthy of its early high marks.
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from a fresh bottle. this beer is utterly underwhelming. it is one of very few kuhnhenn beers i have only had from the bottle, and it does not perform lke i would expect it to. this particular specimen is moderately spicy, moderately alcoholic, and at best it’s a decently spicy belgian-style beer. i hope other people like it more than i do.