Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown cloudy colour with a little head. Aroma of raisins, fruit and little paper-like. Flavour of malt, yeast and some sour maltness.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is raisens, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light brett showing with almost an oakiness. Taste is interesting, light brett tartness, light alcohol, caramel, raisens, even a little vanilla showing.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; NOse of raisin pie, brown sugar, spices, and a tiny bit of funk; clear dark cherry brown with a big beige glass-lacing head; flavor is molasses, raisins, figs, nutmeg, and atiny bit of brett, but not much!
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cola brown with deep tan head. Great, sweet malt nose, with some dried fruit and molasses present. Definite raisin aroma there, but not overwhelming. Wow, the first sip is an explosion of complexities. Malt, natural unsweetened raisins, a hint of licorice, and a smooth alcohol warmth. Finishes with a mellow bitterness that dries the palate and prompts you to take another sip. I don’t think I’m sharing this one!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn. when you’re bent on stoney chron, sunk into leather, head like a bowling ball..This thickness rectifies. Damp nose of must & grain alcohol. Bitter slapped intro, thick kumquat-rind sweetness laying atop. soaked fruits & raisins with bitter violations. Sit on your throne
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF ’07. Pours hazy dark brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of pears. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut colour with a light brown head. Malty, fruity sweet aroma with notes of raisin. Malty, dark fruity sweet flavor. Dry, light sweet finish with vague alcohol notes.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of WeeHeavySD** Where do I start with this brew.The aromas coming up are sweet fruit like screaming at me and pulling me in. Pours a rich brown color with virtually no head.The flavors that came from this were ridiculous. Dark fruits, caramel and molasses and the alcohol was masked well.Finished smei, dry with a some sweetness.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, small brown head. Odd spice aroma xmas reminder allspice and nutmeg are present. Avg Pal. Nice flavor, well spiced, light peppers allspice and rosemary. Ok.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 from the LA Patron Saints Club. Lovely dark pour with a modest but lively head. Glints of ruby come through, and the nose is quite big and plummy, with dark fruits suggesting a grand cru. I suppose this bottle’s almost 6 months old, but I’m not getting any of the brett. Could be that the raisins are too strong - though I find them not too over the top, thankfully - but maybe this just needs more age. Quite solid, but a bit one-dimensional to me.