beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(05.20.06) On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Poured clear dark brown with giant white head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied ale with moderate malt sweetness and fruity (plum?), licorice, and toffee flavors. Finishes with light malt fade. No discernable hop presence. A good, drinkable, malty beer.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige big lasting head. Deep dark red body. Vague sweet roasted caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste with some roasted almonds. Chocolate notes. Smooth, faintly chewy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is bitter caramel. Almond bitterness lingers. Not the most complex brune, but nice. (0.33l bottle.)
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Carlsens "skvatter" (Odense): brown abbey ale with fine white head. Creamy texture- filling mouthfull. Nutty and malty aroma. Medium carbonated. Overall pleasant and better than the "blonde" if it is comparable!
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. dark brown color. small ceramy head. sweet malt. some yeast. a bit alcohollic allthough it shouldnt be.
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Aroma difficult to really place; I’m going to say a bit caramelly, with roasty, earthy touches. Alcohol is noticeable, but not too strong. Great Palate! Full body, creamy, lively carbonation, slightly bitter, almost metallic aftertaste, but the metallica part is probably due to the foil around the bottle, from which I was drinking, lacking proper glassware
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, from LCBO Queens Quay in Toronto. Pours medium reddish brown and clear with a large foamy beige head that diminishes to a thin layer, but left nice lacing. Aroma of sweet dark molasses bread, roasted nuts, dark fruits and light floral notes. Flavor is very sweet, rich with figs, yeast and spice, sweet herbs and ripe bananas, bit of a bitter bite in the finish - good but not quite balanced enough to be very good or great for me. Medium to full body and smooth, tickling carbonation.
HolmDK (6) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Nice dark red colour. Spicy and malt aroma. Caramel taste..
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boy, this one was fantastic. Nice brown colored ale with a mild Belgian style sweetness (and also some bitterness). Some very low levels of vinegar in the aroma and flavor, but not to that of a typical flemish sour. Head was solid, but the lacing maintained itself throughout the drink. I’ll get another one of these whenever I get the opportunity. Edit: My third tasting of this on draft in Canada resulted in a carboard type after taste. Not sure if that is typical for the Canadian version (if there is even such thing) or just the freshness of that keg. I’d drop my ratings if that happened again. But don’t worry (yet another update), it hasn’t happened again, many times a good deal in the US at The Half Moon in Kennett, PA!
Furseth (2021) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Dark red colour, with a nice creamy big foam. Aroma of yeast,chees,alcohol bitternes.
Yeasty, citrus, fruity sweet maltyness mouth feeling. Medium sweet tofee finish. Medium body. Medium finish.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Thick white head. Malty and woody nose with some yeastyness. Sweet, floral flavour with notes of raisin and caramel. Sweet in finish. Thick mouthfeel. Long aftertaste.