LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that dissolves. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate with some underlying bitterness. Ending is mostly sweet with some bitterness and alcohol to it. Full bodied and well carbonated. Oily texture.
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, offered as a cask styke.
A cloudy brown body with a thin white head. Cocca aroma wuth hints of fruits. A good mix of cocca notes and balancing hops with notes of alcohol. A small oak presence could be detected, but did not ad to the beer.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a small off-white head. Raisin and clovesin the nose. Chewy full body and fine carbonation. Spice and sweetness in the nose and taste that says this is a Belgian. Maybe a bit of wood? Finishes bittersweet.
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is spicy with cloves and sweet with muscat. Taste is same, with dark fruit, but less spicy, and drier into the finish. Mouthfeel is good and brisk with carbonation. $7/750ml
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, ruddy brown with a small, quickly fading tan head. In a bright light, becomes almost ruby, my dear. Smells strongly of sweet, dark grapes, with some oakiness, some smokiness, and a touch of alcohol. Sumptuous flavor--very sweet, with dates, grapes, red wine, tobacco, and a light hint of peppery spice. If you’re thinking of passing this up, well, you needn’t.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany appearance; small, off white head and little lacing. Sweet malt aroma, ripe fruit, occasional sour note, even a hint of leather. Taste had a vinous quality, with flavors of molassas, vanilla, grapes, raisins. Warming alcohol mouthfeel; decently carbonated with a lingering finish.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a amber color okay head good lacing. Aroma was of dark fruits plums nutty Mouthfeel was medium. Not a bad beer just nothing outstanding about it.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown in color and clear. Bits of mahogany when backlit. Nice retentive light brown head and fantastic lacing. Aroma is pretty yeasty/peppery with notes of dark sugar and plum. Body is medium with a softer carbonation. Sweetish with just a hint of alcohol in taste. Plum and a touch of peppery yeast. Pretty tasty beer, seems to lack something in the finish that makes this just less than outstanding but quite a solid beer.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice. dark raisin date. sweet oak sexytimeness while it doesnt knock my socks off it is pretty darn good
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark reddish-amber color, good blend of colors, the head was decent, the lacing pretty good. The aroma was fruity with some cherries, maybe other dark fruits. The flavor was all dark fruits, some cherries, almond nuts, somewhat sweet. The mouthfeel was moderate.