ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picturesque, romantic and full of life, Mont Martre in Paris called for something special to be imbibed, but short of that this seemed all I could get aside from a chilled Kronenbourg. Loses its romance when the beer is of average taste.
Into its own chalice from the bottle at some unpronounceable café on a balmy summer evening. Bright, well charged, mahogany brown body with a short, tight and steadfast pad of tan that gripped to the glass well. Sweet, burnt sugar nose, a touch tart and smoky. Fizzy, medium-light and generally awkward in the mouth. Sweet, sugary sweet, even whilst chilled and cloying once warm. Sticky toffee, cocoa and granulated Demerara sugar are absorbed quickly on the front of the tongue. Bitter malt in back, slight astringency on the swallow with some smoky, spicy phenols shining through. Finish is sweet but with just a little distinguishable malt flavours. Alcohol is evident but not too alarming. Oddly went down with alarming ease. Lacks balance and definition but its far from the worst I could have tasted in Paris. Average.
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown with creamy white head. Aroma is sweet with lots of caramel. Vinious but very sweet with lots of caramel.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of caramel, dusty yeast, and phenols. Taste is sweet and cloying with dusty yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with moderate carbonation.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sweet, malty chocolaty aroma. The color was brown with hints of red with a light brown head that didn’t last very long. I didn’t notice many of the fruit flavors the description claims to be there. The mouthfeel was a little bit sticky. Not bad, just not really good.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with an average off-white head. Head falls down entirely after a little while leaving only a thin layer. Roasted sweet caramel aroma. Medium- to full-bodied with a distinct sweet raisiny and caramelly edge. Coffee and honey flavours inbetween caramel and chocolate. Notes of bittering hops can be found in the finish. Generous malty sweetness. Wonderful beer and somewhat special as I can’t really remember having tried something like it.
Dorqui (2177) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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Compact and adherent head, discreet persistence. Maroon color, limpid and with a light fizz. Rather light scent with braced malt and singed wood notes. Nearly dry to the nose. Lightly arid, little lively taste, with prevailing aromas of malt and alcohol. Determined but not excessive bitter. A lot too much extinguished and vanished.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Malt loaf, candy, caramel, dolly mixtures. Cherryish red-brown with a thin, yellowish head. Tasty but sweetly simplistic.
jhliesen (818) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle--#23 in the 2006 Europe tour--I drank this while sitting on a deck overlooking the French Alps in Grenoble. Dark brown with a large head. The aroma was of fruits and caramel. The taste started off sweet with caramels, malts and nuts. A perfect brew for a perfect evening after a long day of work.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty and somewhat sweet, but not in a bad way, I usually don’t like too sweet, this wasn’t, it had a nice malty flavor. I was suprised by this one a little bit! Bought at LeClerc, Cruetzwald, France.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a large head. Earthy, caramel and brown sugar aroma. Simple, sweet caramel flavor.