wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes off fairly piney up front. Some chocolate in the aroma. Deep red-brown body. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, nice head. Woodsy, piney earthy aroma. Spicy and earthy, with notes of black pepper and I don’t know, maybe even mushroom? Some fruits - cherry, probably. But where’s the choclate flavor? Huh? Huh?
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear brown with a thick light tan head. Sweet and sour candi sugar aroma. Starts slightly sour and bittersweet with a smooth malty thickness. Not particulary chocolatey or roasty as the name might imply, but a nicely rounded and smooth Belgian ale. Thanks to fattyre for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brownish amber, with some very nice head retention. Spicy brown sugar aroma, vinegarish and sour at times, and when it warms you can really taste the alchohol, and a spicy brown sugar sweetness. Unfortunately the alchohol becomes too much for this one in the finish it is just way too present.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is cherry, orange and chocolat. Red/brown color, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, light bitter, wine, blackberries, coffee, quite complex, little sticky. Had a bottle which Black Chocolat on the label and 12% ABV. Why are so many breweries inconsistent with the ABV on the labels? This one beats the Brut Reserve by the way, especially in complexity.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour. Some malt and chocolate notes. Slightly alcoholic. Cocoa, strong, spicy. Quite interesting and special dry spicyness. Sparkling texture.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown coloured. The dark chocolate notes get along well with the dark fruits. The alcohol is noticeable. Dry finish.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and murky. Huge rocky, pillowy tan head. Aroma is wonderful - powdery, flowery, cedar, chocolate, touch of citrus, sour, dark fruits, touch of peppery spice. Dries out on finish. Texture is rich and full and lingering. This so powdery - I love it. Touch of alcohol. Outstanding. The warmer this gets the better it is.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color, medium brown head. Aroma of a baker’s chocolate mixed with a grassy hops flavor and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is slightly tart. Moderately dry finish, thanks TAR for a great beer.
Ungstrup (28232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear brown beer with a small light brown head. The aroma is sweet caramel with notes of raisins and plums. The flavor is sweet with notes of raisins, plums, and wood. It is very sparkling before a dry hoppy end sets in. The flavor and dryness in the end is a bit more than I'd prefer, but it is still a really good beer.