herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black but reveals a dark chestnut heart when held to the light.Quickly dissapating tan head. Nose is reminiscent of a spiced porter, very roasty.The flavor has hints of spices that remind me of anisette. Light to medium body makes this a very enjoyable and easy drinking brew. Wish I could get some more of this one.
JorisPPattyn (7807) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber. Slight amber-brown head, very lacey. Nose like a spiced (cloves, allspice) dark Münich. Taste is clovey, liquorice, sweet but balanced, nothing over the top. It's both bold - spicey and delicate. No trace of hops, but somehow they're not missed. Medium-bodied. This time I believe the brewer. This DOES taste as from another age, in the positive way. Must try.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark color..almost black, with a pretty quickly disappearing but thick off white head. Tastes like chocolate and coffee. Seems a little watery when cold, but gets a lot better as it warms up, with a nice bitter finish.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby color, and a light brown head. The aroma is that of chocolate malts. The taste is sweet and full bodied, a toasted middle, and a slightly bitter finish with a dark chocolate aftertaste
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a deep coffee-like aroma due to the heavily roasted malts. Appearance is a wonderful deep brown in color. Flavor is excellent, not thinck like a stout but full and deep due to the dark malts.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with amber edges, nice frothy head and some lace. Roast malts in the nose and small fruits. More roast malts in the flavor, some fruit. Smooth finish, slightly carbonate. Good ale.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 Excellent inviting aroma, head dissapates quickly. not opaque but more of a very dark brown, (is there such a thing as light black)? roasty flavor giving way to toffee/vanilla tones with underlying fruitiness, slightly bitter aftertaste. Interesing drinkable beer as a stand alone and would compliment heavy beef dishes as well.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When poured, this beer makes a decent head, and has a dark color. The aroma is pleasant. It is very smooth and feels nice on the palate. It has a wonderful sweet, malty flavor. This is a definite must.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour nicely with a quality head & dark brown body. The aroma is of a dark belgian; malty, sweet, & fruity. Once on the palate it comes on with notes of coffee, spice, malt & has roasted characteristics. But finishes like a much lighter ale. A must try.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty brown ale that pours with a nice, dense head. Reminds me of a stronger Newcastle Brown, with more caramel/chocolate flavors, and an interesting tang from the lager yeast.