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 (8033) - 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 (1590) - 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 (8990) - 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 (2310) - 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.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, calling it Dark Chocolate kind of ruined it for me right off the bat, as it set the stage for a sweet malty chocolatey beer, and that’s not what I got at all. Dark ruby brown body wiht a good sized beige head. Aroma is yeasty with a touch of sourness. Malty with a dry bitter finish. Decent palate, fairly effervescent.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly citrus and barnyard on the nose, slight chocolate/ citrus finish w/ horseblanket on tongue. Major effervesence and a rich color w/ really good head and minor lacing.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a tall frothy light tan head on a dark brown body. Nice fruity aroma with malt notes. Sweet, full and complex. Flavor is also mostly sweet with a good bitterness behind. Malt and fruit with a roasted tone and notes of hop and spices. Sharp taste but still a soft mouthfull. Warming from the alcohol. A very well balanced and tasty beer!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Dark burgundy color. Small, compacted, light mocha colored head. Lightly aromatic, strange, funky aroma with dark, roasty tones. Hazelnut flavors abound with light chestnut flavors along with roasty and toasted tones and a touch of raisins. Well hidden alcohol and nice mouthfeel.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebration November 2004 at CapFlu’s place. Dark brown in colour with a long lasting head. Aroma was yeasty, some chocolate, malt, slight sourness, cherries and grapes. Flavour was yeasty, musty, malty, some dark chocolate, slight sweetness. Large body, high carbonation, alcohol is not noticable. Finishes with a light alcohol warmth. Beautiful beer, thanks for bringing this muzzlehatch.