DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 Drank from a snifter, good aroma and great malty mouth. The finish is complex and fruity.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 (on bottle)Such a big experience, and then so few words to descibe it. This beer combines everything you´ll need from a scottish barley wine. Dark, fuzzy color and small lasting head. The aroma is not that big, but prmises a lot of dry fruit, smoke and seawater. The taste is a marveless lash of full malts and water from the highlands. I just love that earthy taste!! Not so big on the alcoholtaste, and the latter taste is not heavy; you´ll want one more very soon.
RERATED: Oct 12. 2004
Had it again and realized; I got wiser.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DBF 2004. Brown cloudy appearance. Lots of malts, sweetness, smoke, alcohol, some bitterness in the end. Very nice. Ill bet youll be skullsplitting after a couple of pint of this one.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Update: 7/18/07
This beer is just brilliant, smokey, earthy, and spicy. Very big toasted malt flavor that balances against the rich smoked finish. Pairs beautifuly with beef and ham. Very thick on the palate and pure bliss in the finish.
Pours a dark red with a nice white head. I remember having this beer a year ago when i was first getting into "abnormal" beers. This time it was much better than i remember it. Nice sweet and malty taste with a strong smoked flavor. Rockin viking on the bottle.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell: alcohol, monster caramel malt, peat, smoke, cotton candy. Look: Deep toffee brown, light off-white head. Taste: BEEF JERKY. Yes, my friends, this beer tastes like lightly peppered, heavily smoked beef jerky. With some turkey jerky and caramel notes. Also a very light acidity on the finish. Sweet and somewhat, um, plummy?? to start. Medium body. Bit too much smoke in the aftertaste to make this a quaffer, but it’s disappearing pretty fast nonetheless. Good stuff.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good. just wish there was more flavor. thinner palate than i would havel liked. the alcohol is well hidden in this malty maple fruity beast of a beer. i just wanted it to be more beasty. oh well. still, a good beer.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had good expectations for this beer, but I didn’t really like it that much. It tasted like funky old smoked meat. I can see how it is a good beer, but I just personally don’t appriciate the taste.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought it for the cool label and was more than impressed. This is rich, slightly sweet, sits well on the palate, with only a slightly strong aftertaste (alcohol is present). A few of these could be conquered, but thy skull would split.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the name. Nutty, earthy, roasted aroma. Plummy, strong sweet malt, rum flavors. Gets more Complex as it warms. Chewy/creamy texture. Top notch.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby, brown with off white head. Very malty, fruity aroma with port and molasses. Port like flavor muddled with cherries and dried fruit. Smooth and creamy. Complex and sweet. Highly recommended.