Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy reddish brown, big beige head. Aroma is walnuts, apples, and some other vague fruity notes. Flavor is apple, peat, rum - a lot alcohol heat, actually - rye, and, um, oak, maybe? not sure.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
33cl bottle from The Belgian Belly in Manchester. I knew this was ok previously though this is a new rate for me. Jolly good stuff it is too. It’s one of those beers that reminds you of lots of others all mixed together. The aroma is a great chocolate orange afair with hints of spice and butterscotch. Appearance is an average muddy brown with a rapidly vanishing head. Flavour is just as good as the nose and finishes with a little more chocolate plus some candy sugar. Probably a little too sweet for some but I really like it.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(06.14.06) 11.2 oz brown bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 9.5% ABV. Bottle labeled as best before 12/2006. Poured clear reddish brown with small off-white head. Soft carbonation. Some white particulates. AROMA? Full bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and fruity/burnt caramel flavors. Finished with light malt fade and light bitterness. A very good brown ale.
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked from Rumbles Wines. $16.90. exp 3/2007. Yum! Sweet and raisiny with a thin fizzy head. Big taste with hints of citrus and alcohol. Quite smooth and a good tasty finish. It reminds me of Rochfort 8 though it’s not as good. I would guess that this beer will age very well so I have put one aside. Any comments from people who have tried aged bottles would be welcome.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice pours more red than brown clear. small fizzy head. instant aromas of rum raisin or fig and a faint whiff of citrus oil. taste malty molasses almost has the smokey aftertaste of a maduro. very fizzy. i think it may be cloying first sip i loved and i get less and less impressed with each sip thereafter
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Poured very dark chocolate brown. Fast dissipating off white head. Aroma of orange peels and spices. Flavor of orange peels, corriander, black licorice, caramel, and malt. Cognac, sherry like notes with hints of brown sugar in the end. Lively carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel. This one is a sipper for me.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love it. Great head and cloudy brown color. Sweet yeasty aroma. 2 levels of sweetness in the taste. An immediate brown sugar sweetness, and then an alcohol bite sweetness comes through. Fairly thick.
thornecb (4918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best before end 12/2006. Pours deep brown into a tulip. Significant micro tan head with good retention. Fig, date and candi-sugar notes. Creamy with slightly sour caramel throughout. Dry finish with alcohol very well hidden.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a dark brown. Flavour is thick, sweet and a touch of sourness, sugary. Average strong Belgian.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red coloured body, some particles in the beer. Malty aroma of caramel, chocolat, roasted malts. Malty, soft flavour, some caramel, licorice and chocolat, thick bodied.