ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Average size frothy off-white head with good lacing. Murky brown colour. Aroma is light malt (nutty) and light hops (grassy) with medium alcohol. Aroma also has some plum notes. Medium bodied with a smooth creamy texture and average carbonation. The flavour is strong with the alcohol but smooth and warming. The flavour is also a little bit sour. Very good.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark reddish brown. Very nice head that retained well. Aroma is malty, fruity, with a hint of alcohol. Flavor of plums, maple, sweet malt nicely balanced by some hop bitterness. Finishes sour. A very nicely crafted and balanced brew. What do you expect from a top 50?
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, reddish colour. Malty, burnt sugar and dried fruit on the nose. The dried fruits continue in the taste, with chocolate, and a dry hoppy finish.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - DEC 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good...Real Good. Easier to find than it’s older brother (#10), you can buy me one of these any day.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle Pours abrown almost like coke. A good tan head which is fizzy and deminishing leaving no lacing. Has a malty chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet and sour, very differnt but excellent. Fizzy carbonation with the texture of a fine wine.Sort of sour aftertaste. This is very good with a taste explosion. I feel like I could drink 100"s of them and never get bored with it.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml - Happy birthday to me! - Aroma is sweet chocolate and carmel malt, Belgian yeast, cherry, and a touch of spice. Pours a deep muddy brown with a thick lasting head and great lacing. Flavor is much stronger than aroma. Chocolate mousse and dark fruit. Palate is smooth and creamy. Tasty, but not as great as I was expecting.
pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml brown bottle. Brown in colour, red-orange highlights. Tan head is slightly rocky and fair sized, creamy appearance, tight bubbles. Malt aroma with a quality dark chocolate note. Flavour also contains a good measure of chocolate, fairly yeasty with some unexpected hop bitterness. Fruity, estery notes in the background (sweetish apple? banana?) Some yeasty dryness in the finish with a late touch of alcohol. Carbonation was perhaps a bit strong but overall a lovely balanced beer.
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a huge head. Great flavor. Strong, but not so you would notice.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with this white head. Lots of yeast in the bottle. Not much aroma some malt and yeast. Very carbonated in the mouth. Light tasting, yet interesting. Some alcohol warming.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thick frothy beige head. Bready and dried fruit aroma. Doesn’t come across nearly as strong as it really is. Very smooth. Fair amount of yeast in the flavor. Well done brew.