dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown/red with a thin offwhite head which falls quickly. Very fine carbonation. Sweet raisin/malt/alcohol aroma. quite a full bosy, but not as thick as was hinted from the aroma. Some hop to balance, but it doesn’t meld right for me.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Big orange head is fully lasting, leaving behind some sheets of lace, sitting on top of a crystal clear, reddish-amber body. Intensely fruity aroma, heavily malted, caramel, fresh berries, apples, light alcohol and yeast--very sniffable, very unbalanced. Full body, lots and fair duration of very soft, slightly foamy, slightly silky, slightly dry carbonation, wet, kind of syrupy(so much malts...). Flavor is intensely malty, caramel, toffee; highly alcoholic, not so much fruity flavor(prune, apple) until it warms some, lightly bitter(citrus, wood, toasty) finish that manages to dry the palate out somewhat after time passes...well balanced, not smoothe. Would be better on draught as it’s nearly flat currently, but what carbonation it does have is lovely, but it needs more of it. Alcohol flavor is too bold, carbonation is off...complex, warming and a sipping beer.
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice ruby/amber color. Smells of very smooth with very litttle carbonation. Has a slight carmel taste. Tastes kind of like a See’s candy coffee sucker. Good easy drinker.
dbx540 (17) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely color and nice tan head. Aroma is spice and malt and some others. Ok mouthfeel little to sparkly for my taste. Has a nice bittersweet flavor with a good long lasting aftertaste.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 Aroma is sweet dark fruits and malt. Amber in color with a slowly diminishing, two finger thick, tan head. Fore is bready and malty, but has a slightly tinny note. Lots of caramel flavor. Has a hearthy and wholesome baked sweet bread feel to it. Finishes with warm bracing alcohol that leaves the throat dry and tingly.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty, rich flavor. Although I like this beer, I generally will only buy it if Celebrator is unavailable.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Pours a cloudy, orangey amber with a frothy, cappucino like head. I hoped it would be as good as Celebrator, but was skeptical. Nice malty, fruity, bready aroma with a hint of banana. The flavor was the same with some apricot and some warming alcohol. The palate was fair and overall typical of the style. Finishes with a slight metallic twang. Nothing extraordinary but all in all a nice offering.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured orangey amber, thin head...smells very sweet with a nondescript candy smell...definate alcohol in the finish though...
HermanW (1048) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine doppelboch. tasty.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer! Nice body and wonderful after taste (almost toffee-like). Amazing with burgers. Cannot find in Nova Scotia