yngwie (13938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at the Belgian Embassy in Oslo. A clear, deep brown beer with a beige, almost tan head. The nose is mostly cherry-like, with some sour notes as well. Not bad, just a bit shallow. It has a sweel, caramelized flavor with some cellar notes. Medium body and caramel finish. A refreshing beer, but it feels like it was made to please everyone. (070301)
runaway (51) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle poured mahogany with a caramel-soda colored head; bubbles were small and fizzy. Malty, caramelly, and sweet. Tasted good but overall character was too much like a soda.
radagast83 (4916) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasted Malts, that’s about all I can say, other than how wonderful this beer is. Caramels, slight chocolate tones.
Beer4000 (4565) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy deep mahogany body with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasty malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, lightly roast, raisin with just a little faint hint of the cellar character from Petrus oude bruin. Nice, but a bit “just malty” character.
Skinnyviking (7177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High off-white creamy and lasting head. Clear dark brwon body. Caramel cocoa aroma. Sweet and well rounded caramel cocoa flavor.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught: Poured a dark black brown with a tan color head. The aroma was sweet caramel and malt. The flavor was nice coffee caramel candy malt.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of vinegar and strong yeast. Initial flavour was quite vinous but settled into a sappy cola feel. Raspberries, chocolate in the finish. Enjoyable.
LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Those Belgians know their beer! Holy crap how did I pass this one up?! Dark red/brown pour with no real head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is caramel when it first hits the tongue. After that there is a free for all between chewy malt and slight hops with the malt reigning supreme.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared 11.2 oz bottle. Deep cloudy amber in color. Aroma is very malty, caramel, raisins. Taste is caramel, raisins, some burnt sugar, very sweet with alot of residual sugar. a bit cloying for me.
iowaherkeye (2694) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz, no date. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a two finger beige head. Aroma of powdered brown sugar (this makes sense), raisins, prunes, some toffee and a bit of cola. Flavor is oxidized, but doesn’t seem to make the beer too bad. A little too sweet for me, little bitterness noted, dry finish. Watery body, moderate to high carbonation. Not too great.