fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with ruby notes, beige head. Malty, sweetish nose with dark fruit. Malty, sweet taste with caramel, syrup, vanilla and some well balanced spicy hops coming through in the finish.
Svesse (5195) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 30 Sep) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, beige head. Malty, sweetish nose with dark fruit. Malty, sweet taste with caramel, syrup, molasses, vanilla and some well balanced spicy hops coming through in the finish. (Dr Pepper was the word I was looking for, thanks bu11zeye.) Balanced, not very complex, a bit too sweet, but enjoyable.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, best before 12.05.2007) Pours a dark mahogany body with an average beige head. Aroma of Peeps Easter candy, bubble gum, peach, pineapple, and vanilla. Flavor of Diet Dr. Pepper, dark fruit (raisins, plums), and malt.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a super huge off-white foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of sweet malt with some light spices (which may include some pepper and some anis). Taste is quite sweet probably from the candi sugar with some spices. Hops are clearly quite subtle and even the yeast is subdued (I would have preferred if it could have brought more character to this beer. Body is above average but could be a bit more full. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, a very good Belgian ale and probably one of the finest product from this brewer.
Quinten (1032) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark coffee color, fluffy head, very much yeast and carbonation full one with aroma of coffee, nuts, basement aromas, nice on
macbar (30) - ITALY - APR 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark amber brown clear with medium size light tan lasting head. Faint fruit, malt and hops, lots of liquorice, and some alcoholic aromas. Medium body with real nice smooth mouth feel commencing with a tingling bitter slightly alcoholic start. Smooth well balanced middle and sweetish dry finish. The main flavours are candy caramel malt and liquorice with hints of dry cleaning fluid.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 330ml bottle. Deep Mahogany with a little creamy light brown head. Very fruity, mainly prunes but also some grapes and other dark fruits. The lively carbonation, the liquorice-like spices and the mild acidity give it a tickling mouthfeel. Short finish with mild bitterness. Not sure why but I used to like it a lot more a year ago. Still I have to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s… and lucky me, my case of Prima Melior is not Caesar’s.
GRM (2484) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, expiry date: 05122005; eye: dark brown almost opaque, burgundy reflections, nice coffee head that falls rapidly, no effervescence, some lacing; nose: roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, resin, earthy; taste: medium to full body, creamy and honey texture coats the mouth, lively carbonation, starts rather slow with an appearance of caramel followed by an abrupt taste of roasting that abruptly disappears as well with a longue finale of a threesome of sweetness, bitterness and alcool
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, date d’expiration : 05122005; oeil : brune foncée presque opaque, reflets bourgogne, belle mousse café abondante qui s’affaise assez rapidement, pas d’effervescence, dentelle; nez : malt rôti, chocolat noir, caramel, résine, terreux; bouche : corps complet, texture crémeuse et mielleuse enrobant la bouche, « carbonatation » vivante, commence sans goût puis une appariton de caramel suivi d’une brusque apparation de torréfaction et d’une chute rapide de gout pour une finale longue où le sucré, l’amertume et l’alccol valsent ensemble
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Murky, brown ale with a large, frothy, khaki head. Terrific retention. Notes of sweet, dark fruit and spice in the nose. Rich, malty flavor with roasty notes of dark fruits and caramelized spice. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes smokey and sweet.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at the Loughborough Beer Festival 2006. Too cold when served, slowly warmed to a creamy choclolate taste with a slighlty sweet tinge; deep brown body, collapsing head, sweetness to the nose.