madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Brown fluffy head. Fruity, sweet and very chocolatish aroma. Light alcohol, some spices, fruit and the chocolate again dominates the flavour. Ends on a dry light alcoholdense note. Overall the alcohol is very well hidden. First beer of 2005 for me. It had all I could ask for.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Respectable looking ale, nice set of colours, and creamy head. Refreshing nose, full of flavours. Medium bodied ale, with some fruity undertones, plenty of warming alcohol and black chocolate. Sound and looks better on paper than really is.
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby-brown colour with a tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and cherries with some yeasty notes. Mild & bitter chocolate malt flavour with a warm and slightly spiced finish. Quite nice. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark brown w/ some yeast suspension. Rocky, light brown foam. Sweet, chocolaty aroma w/ a light yeastiness & some grassy hops. Medium, carbonated feel. Sweet, chocolaty, yeasty, mildly fruity flavour w/ notes of vinous wood. Warm, peppery finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep and dark brown, lighter brown head. Some cherry in the aroma along with some yeast and a good dose of malt. Sharp, dry flavor, raisin, yeast, malt. Medium to full bodied, pretty dry. I liked a lot. Thanks mr_kimchee.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided at DougShoemaker’s. Nice brown/chocolate color. Aroma is like a cola. Bits of fruit. Yeasty.
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty belgium, with black chocalate apearance. Some roast, sugary, bittersweet. Wood, black cherry notes,odd nuts and cocoa. Complex flavour but medium mouthfeel. For end of meal/dessert. Hugh carbonation and noticeable high alcohol. Different, worth having once.
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 Bottle Black body. Brown, creamy head, mostly diminishing. Fair lace. Toffee, liquor, grape, raisin aroma. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Heavy bodied. Fizzy carbonation.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, creamy head, bready with banana and menthol notes, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, dry and very bitter, the finish is very dry with a big alcohol kick at the end - thanks to fiulijn for sharing it
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour cherry nose. Sour & alcoholic lemon/lime. Lots of warming alcohol. Overly dry finish.