motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty strange stuff. weirdarse whiteboard marker and amyl nitrate aroma leads into rockmelon and brown sugar flavour, then some vanilla sherbet and aged port woodiness. aftertaste a little sour, reminiscent of stale cask wine. didn't quite come together right but extra marks for strangeness
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deeply rich and turbulent in the pour, aromatic, with scents filling the room upon uncorking. Fomay, white head, that dissipates quickly and the flavor is something unique in it's flavors of bubblegum and saltwater taffy. Strong chewy hints of of toffee and cotton candy, this would make a very good after dinner drink.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep burgundy pour, with a wonderful complex aroma, green apples, cherries and chocolate. generous frothy head. full bodied and smooth with a bite at the end followed by a long dry finish
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 POTENT. This brew will explode on your toungue. The key word here is Twizzlers. Acidic finish.
1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
looks like prune juice, tastes like a slightly sweet carbonate port wine. Definately a sipper. Boy this would taste good with venison, a rabbit stew or other hearty fare. Palate is more complex than just about anything in my experience, velvet to sting to silk.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep color and full flavor. Nice aroma Very smooth going down in with nice head. CAnt wait to get a hold of another one
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown-amber color. Nice malt aroma. Good body, well structured, quite sweet in the front and correctly balanced later; caramel and liquorice.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a massive head, and a yeasty aroma that smells like fudge in the oven. Big and breadlike with toasty chocolate flavors, plums and a touch of saltiness. Warm and plenty sweet but not overpoweringly so. The finish was smooth and dry, and I didn't really notice the alcohol all that much. Has the most "imported" character to it of any American beer I've sampled to date. Outstanding!
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red-brown with thick head and fair lacing. Sweet, malty/fruity aroma. Powerful malt flavor, some citrus fruits. Bitter finish. I think this stuff is as good as anything brewed in Belgium.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Poured reddish brown color with an off white head. It had a sweet aroma of fruit and caramel maltiness. Definite honey taste upfront, some sweetness, dark fruits turns alittle sour with a malty chewy mouthfeel. Slight alcohol burn on the way down.