Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow and opaque, with not much head on it.
Pepper, an old, dusty attic, but not in a Lambic, horseblanket kind of way. Like they used spent hops, not wild yeast. It does smell quite yesty, but it also had this strange smell that reminded me of sunscreen! Aloe and a bit oily.
Citrus and a whole slew of yeast flavors that ranged from cloves to banana and from nutmeg to all-spice. And plenty of booze.
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is a hazy yellow, with a nice, lasting, white head. There’s a definite skunkiness to the aroma, but I don’t think this beer is really that old. Underneath that, there’s a definite herbal, lemon, grassy mixture. Mildly bitter straw malt body.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Cloudy yellow orange with floaties. Large white fluffy head. Sweet and mildly spicy aroma. Caramel, raisin, and biscuit malt flavors. Mild Belgian yeast esters in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, full, and fairly smooth.
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head stays tall and thick on this one for quite a while. Lacing covers the side of the mug. Scent is very strong yeast and some banana. For fulfilling flavor of banana, cloves, spices. Small hops finish it out for a nice overall brew.
geno5 (21) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tall, long lasting head with nice golden color, good bubbly carbonation. tastes exactly how it smells, sweet fruity, and candly-like. But then changes and is sharp and crisp on the tounge.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml batch 003 via trade with Alanc - Thanks Alan! - The cork hit the ceiling as I cracked this one open. Pours golden beautiful with a fair sized white head that laces well down the sides of the tulip. Aroma of yeast, green apples, a bit of cloves. Flavor is yeast, green apples, apricots, a touch of clove and a bit of bannana. Buttery smooth on the palate. Feels literally like butter in your mouth. The sweetness of this brew is offset nicely by the sour apple aftertaste. Very nice! What better way to drink my way through #666 than a bottle of Damnation?
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005: Golden rod hued with a good frothy head which fades but left some lace. The aroma has notes of belgian sugar candi, honey, earthy and dusty yeast esters, banana, herbal hops and a buttery notes. The taste starts with a twangy apple, apricot and banana fruit character balanced by bready malts. A bit sugery and hints of clove and nutmeg as well. The feel is surprisingly lively and biting which help cut through that sweetness nicely. A nice brew, I dig it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 3. Upon extraction of the cork, it was evident that that this would have a run at Duvel. Lightly clouded light golden liquid with a taller foamy head that settles slightly with the first few sips. Light toasted pale malts detected slightly behind blossoming wild flowers and herbs. Cloves, licorice, menthol and allspice blow in to mix with pears, apples and bananas. Full body that is deftly lifted off the tongue to create a light and fine champagne feel. Fairly dry start. A honey or perhaps candi type of dryness. Mild fruit, including peaches and pears. Very spicy. A breath-mint type beer to quote the wife with all the spice in the finish. A very tasting and refreshing brew much in the family with Duvel and now Jolly Pumpkin. Sure wish these were more available to me.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale yellow with a big head. Grainy malts with a shy sweetness. Very spicy and hoppy. Nice bitterness. Notes of pepper and coriander. Finishes dry. Pretty good stuff.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright golden pour, with cloudy yeast and good carbonation. Yeast carries over in aroma, with some nutmeg and fruit. Taste is light for this kind of brew. Malt and banana, kind of like bread pudding, but with a crisp, a slightly hoppy finish.