ghawener (1542) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Extremely smokey, strong full body that reminds of a stout. Bitter, dark chocolate and burnt coffee.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours quite dark with big brownish head. Lots of aroma, caramell, roasted nuts and probably more. Taste is very rich and malty. Also nutty. Very rich body. Best beer for me so far.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful long lasting head, wonderful complex aroma. Good malty flavours, dry, alcohol very well masked. Definitely going to have to try this again. Very surprised at how present the carbonation is, nice prickly feel in the mouth. Let’s see what a couple of years in the cellar will do to this guy..
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle: pours a merky brown into a trappist glass, but looks beautiful. small tanish which head. Very complex in the nose. There is spiciness, nutmeg perhaps also many dried fruits: prunes, rainsins. Same flavors as the nose with a touch of figs some clove and a bit of banana from the yeast. Awesome mouth feel full of tiny bubbles, full mouth feely. very good brew.
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. HAzy dark brown in colour. Rich creamy and bubbly beige head. Lacings. The aroma is malty and sweet. The flavour consists of burnt malt with a sweet aftertaste.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tremendous aroma of caramel and fruits. It’s down to the wire between this and the 10. Impeccable balance and well camouflaged high ABV. A superb beer.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 Bottle
What a strong aroma escaping form the pour, very sweet - currants, candied fruit. Great head that dosen’t really lose itself.
Taste is very balanced. First sip - good, sweet flavor/ well balanced. As it warms the character of the ale comes out strong, almost takes over you. Very drinkable with a palate that grabs you. Final sip - "may I have another".
reebtogi (5078) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice dark orange brown in colour, fruity malty taste and aroma. A beer that is smooth on the palate considering the malt and alcohol in this brew. Very highly carbonated with a nice head.
isamublue (21) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour. Crazy foamy lasting head equaly crazy lacing. Lots of malt almost no hoppyness. Faint dry fruit on the way down. Alcohol very present. I enjoyed this beer very much
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 (Bottle BB 19/07/11) Roasted malty, yeasty, fruity and slightly alcoholic aroma. Orange brown colour, murky (small particles which eventually settle) and small, light brown, slightly lasting head with fair lacing. Sweet, malty, yeasty, licorice, slightly anise and spicy flavour of long duration. Fizzy carbonated, astringent, full-bodied and alcoholic (warming) palate. Excellent! 02/11/06 (original rating was 8/5/8/5/16)