DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at O’Briens. Thanks to whomever was responsible for this. Caramel, sweet vinous aroma. Quite vinous. Nice. <pun> Hazy amber color with yellowish small head. Sweet, creamy, milky to start. Sweet sugar notes with mild bitterness then takes over. Very nice and easy-drinking.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a beautiful deep amber color with a rich citrus aroma. The thyme wasn’t noticable in the taste but the curacao peel really pushed the citrus to the forefront of the palate.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Deep and cloudy red brown with a good big head. Malt aroma with dried fruits and flowers too. Malty flavour, sweet without being overwhelming, some alcohol/wine notes too.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03.15.05 2003 750ml bottle. Pretty cherry brown with voluminous tan head. Buttery and vanilla aromas envelop my head, some savory spice, no alcohol. Flavors are sweet and light for such a big beer. I’m almost taken back to a great tripel with this beer’s thoughtful tropical flavors, pineapple, mango, guava, but not big fresh fruits, more like slightly cooked fruits in a light pear syrup. Also curacao, toasty coconut, soem toffee. Dark malts carry the way with underlying hints of cellar, burlap, earth, and mild pepper. Wonderful silky texture with plenty of eff. This beer is complex, subtle, powerful, and delicious.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle pours out a mahogany liquid with a quickly dissipating head. The nose is floral and spicy. Flavours of plum and dark fruits with spices. Delicous.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Kevin!Dark brown in colour, orange hues. Thin beige head. Aromas are malt, wine, sweet candy, slight boozeiness. Taste is malt, sugar. Alcohol. Alight burn in throat that lasts a while.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Large beige head. Dark amber body. Malty nose. taste is alot of sugar and alcohol, sweet, candi sugar, metal, tannins, with a huge tannic bitterness on the back end. Hints of orange, black pepper, and anise. I really don’t know what else to say about this one. It is alittle too sweet and very complex.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bug thanks goes out to MUSTANG3 for sharing this baby! Pours a dark brown body, with a thin beige head atop. Slight alcohol aroma, cognac?? Vinous, prunes and pears, roasted malts and sugars. Taste is malty, floral, fruity (pears and prunes), sweet too. Finish is mildly alcohol, with a sweet prune aftertaste. Nice! Thanks kevin!
Kevin (2048) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours deep brown with an extremely large light tan head. doughy raisin nose with some kind of nutmeg like spice. sweet and thick with flavors. i can detect banana bread, peppery yeast, and cloves, plus an odd grapefruity note in the finish. not hop grapefruit, but something different. enjoyable overall.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:dark brown,good head...