SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black/brown with a light brown head. Aroma is a fruit and citrusy. Sweet candy caramel tasted malt with a dry finish.
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Bottle:Thanx to Maria!!
Dark red/brown hazy colour, with a nice creamy big head. Aroma of dust,citric,apple,yeast,and caramel.
Flavor is almost the same, medium body,and a nice medium caramel finish.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by akevitt, pours a clear dark reddish amber brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissolves toa lumpy foamy head and good lacing. Aroma of spicey and peppery chocolate banana bread, with other scents of yeast, caramel and some pineapple. Taste is medium bodied, well carbonated, with a slight metalic texture. Palate has some roasted malt and banana flavors. Finish is well balanced with a slight caramel aftertaste.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very pretty nose of spices, cherries, liquorice and fresh cut flowers. Pours dark brown with some amber highlights. Dry yeast, some sweet sugar and spices on the palate. Average carbonation.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Light brown color with faint anise in the spicy nose. The star anise is there in the body but doesn’t dominate or cause offense. Yeasty character and plenty of spice and some chocolate.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with a nice light tan head. Amazing nose with hints of banana, toffee, anise, chocolate. Good medium to heavy carbonation with a little alcohol kick, as well as some sweet smokey toffee, anise, and great spicy yeast flavors.
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, cellar notes. Flavour is dry, cellar notes, roasted, alcohol, dried fruits, hop. Nice beer.
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut body that looks quite clear, topped by a big, beige, lasting head. The aroma has lots of cellar, dominating the experience, and is backed by dried fruits and some hops. There’s too much cellar in the flavor as well, but it’s not as heavy as in the aroma. It’s followed by dried fruits, sugar, some tobacco and wee hints of alcohol. Sweet, warming, dusty, full-bodied mouthfeel, and finishing with raisins and sweetness. There was so much cellar present in this one that I had to double check the BB-date, but that was ok. Yet it is a decent beer. (070528)
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting. On the label it said this contained star anise and orange peel, but no one seemed to notice. Hmmm... It pours a dark mahogany highlighted in ruby and sports a fizz-based rocky beige head. There is some licorice in the nose, and the smell increases as the drink warms. The aroma also has dark stone fruits, molasses, lightly roasted malts, and a touch of toffee. (Didn’t catch the orange peel.) The mouthfeel is light and creamy, almost fluffy. The flavor is a smooth blending of lightly roasted malts, a quiet floral bitterness, molasses, nuts, and a subdued anise. Pretty good ale.
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TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malty, light bread and alcohol, molasses, a hint of coffee. Huge rocky off-white head, fully lasting. The body is black. The flavor is light bitter, average duration. Medium body, dry & quite creamy texture, soft carbonation.
A great beer, superb balance between the alcohol and the taste.