Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer erupted when I popped the cap, tan sudsy foam streaming down all sides of the bottle. I had to wait two minutes before I could begin a pour. Oddly, the head of this murky brown ale vanished almost immediately. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, raisins, dates, and licorice. This has a very soft, lively carbonated mouthfeel. The flavor is sweet caramel with dried fruits and pepper. There’s a bit of nutty, hoppy bitterness in the finish. I probably would’ve likes this more had I been able to drink more than 60% of the bottle’s contents.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(on bottle) Clear reddish-brown, witch slightly beige head. A small carameled nose and a soft malted mouth. Slightly bitter lash in finish, but still very sweet beer.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Munich and toasted malt notes with anise and herbal notes.Some malt bitterness with atoasty nut character.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma of malt, caramel and bananas with hints of pepper. Malty, sweet taste, slightly yeasty. Quite enjoyable.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - At Dickies, Bruges, Belgium Small, creamy head, which lasts mostly. TWany, hazy body. The aroma is dominated by malts (toasted, burnt, nuts). Moderately bitter initial flavour, lightly bitter finish. Lightly to medium bodied.
JonMoore (2019) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BB 250406. Dark brown with a slim off-white head. Fruity aroma, with a touch of sourness. Moderately carbonated, medium bodied. Taste is sweet malty, with a sweet/sour finish. Decent beer.
Seems a bit young to me, but still pretty good.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle, best before end 2003: Pours a murky Mississippi mud colour with a medium bubbled froth that turns creamy as it settles. Soothing, sugary aroma – cane sugar, brown sugar and rock sugar candy soaked together in alcohol. The depth of the malt begins in the aroma as well with luscious raisins, plums and other dark, sweet fruits. Palate is so-so on this one -> slightly grainy, but with decent carbonation. Chocolate malt flavours with alcohol laced red grapes and chewy malts. Well developed and expansive profile of toffish and sweeter flavours dominate the finish and a light hop bitterness rounds out a very nice beer…
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mahogany body under a creamy beige head. Intense aroma of sweet malt, anise, coffee. Almost like my espresso with a shot of sambucca. Slick feel in the mouth. Syrupy. The taste is of a flavored coffee. No go for me.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Belgium. Pours dark murky brown, with a slight off white head. Aroma is malt & alcohol.. Tastes of rich, dark chocolate & coffee, it’s slightly sweet, malty and alcoholic, with prickling carbonation. Notes of dried fruits and spice.
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sugar, molasses nose that is very sweet. Dark clear bown color with a spongy head. Very sweet malt with some fig and raisin. Thin and quick for the most part, though there is a pleasant lingering sweetness. Too one dimensional to give this a higher rating, but still a good brew.