MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml - SS Rich Dec06 - Best before 14/03/08 - Aroma is sweet and spicy, toffee, caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pours transparent light brown/red with a medium lasting head and great lacing. Flavor is sweet bread, cherry, cinnamon and alcohol. Palate is creamy and smooth. Tasty.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009
Serving: 10 oz tulip glass (draught).
Event: Drinks with the team after work.
Location: Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods) in Columbus, Ohio.
Aroma: Candi sweetness with various fruits, caramelly malt, and a little bit of alcohol.
Appearance: Clear reddish-brown with a diminishing white head, but it does retain a ring around the edge throughout.
Flavor: Malty, light Belgian-like fruitiness, slightly spicy. Moderately sweet overall with a spicy finish. Strong alcohol, but not hot or astringent.
Palate: Medium body, smooth, well carbonated (but not overly so).
Overall: Balanced flavors and very little bitterness. True to style and quite good.
Update on 12/15/2007: Sampled again from a 750 mL bottle shared by my friend Rob. Previous comments and score are still applicable and are more or less the same...
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - shared with Morten. Clear red brown - white head. Fruity, apple, pear, wheat, caramel, red berries, high sweetness. Smooth but not that pleasant.......
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel malts and apples. Pours cloudy, full of sediments. Color is a deep orange-amber with a patchy white head. Very, very sweet caramel taste. Some alcohol in the finish. Palate is smooth but some cloying.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured nicely into a custom glass which was a little weird. The glass had its own wooden holder. Great flavor and very well balanced. Nice finish.
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 02/2007 ...Ruby colour with an odd aroma, malty bitter with long linger and odd after taste. 1.4
bottle at home ... ruby ... small tan head ... protien bits floating ... sweet toffee ... berry fruits ... sweet fruits ... soft berry ... quite bananana ... 2.9
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malty candy nose. Spice and toffee follow. Red, small head. moderate lacing left. Flavors, caramel, sugary floral hops. spice. a bit too sugary sweet for me. Full body, warm, well balanced.
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Pour was a dark brown with a huge four finger puffy head. The taste was dark fruit, caramel and malt. The constant battle between alcohol burn and sweetness was interesting. Not very well balanced but good.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 I uncorked this monster 75cl bottle with a glimmer in my eye. This poured dark copper with poofy and big (but airy) head. Brown sugar and sweet alcohol are the primary characteristics of the aroma. The flavor, on the other hand, is heavily titled to the caramel ... very sweet, almost candied. (#2766, 3/31/2007)
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 First rating
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget
Clear copper color, lasting tan head. Acidic, caramell and light fruity scent. Vinous and sweet, spicy and yeast, also alcohol taste. Medium body, rather high co2. Medium bitterness. Sweet and chocolate aftertaste.
Bottle at a blind tasting, on August 30, 2009
Clear copper color, off-white head. Spicy, alcohol, sweet scent. Hoppy, spicy, sweet, phenolic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.