turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large, creamy caramel coloured head. Very nice dark dark brown colour. Smells of coffee and sweetness. Tastes of yeast, citrus and coffee. Smooth. Very near perfection.
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big, thick head. Beautiful fruit and coffee flavors. Bitter. Very smooth to the palate. Awesome beer.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, ok head. Aroma is fruity and from coffee.Flavor is complex and brings coffee and cocoa. Creamy fruity and with a creamy finish. Very good...!!!
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 Black, nice brownish head.Aroma from coffe and cocoa, sour but in a pleasant way. Flavor is bitter and from coffee, tar and cocoa. Great creamy palate and a hoppy, bitter finish.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Pours nice and black with a dark tan head. A chocolate nose, almost brownie-like, mixes with coffee and caramel. There is as massive assault of flavors that hit my mouth while tasting this... Coffee, liquorice, malt, chocolate, fruit, alcohol, yeast and a nice bitter finish. Gotta like something this complex.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 Aug 07 Bottle from Bottles, York. Not sure what I got so excited about last time I tried this as I dont think I’ve ever liked sweet cardboard.. Strength noticeable and overly sweet with malt flavours verging on boiled and cardboardy. 2.6
May 04Massive vinous oaky sherry aroma with treacle, liqourice, chocolate and almonds, Very rich with thick sweet body. Very lively carbonation - odd contrast with the thick body. 4.1
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Best before June 01. Wonderful port aroma. Very complex taste, sweet and sour port. Fullbodied. A lovely bottle to enjoy for a long time.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
550mL bottle, 05.19.04 Pours impossibly black; smallish, dark tan head, no lacing. Aromas of bananas foster, bubblegum, gumdrops. Delicious beer with flavors of plum, prune, charred fruits, burnt toast, licorice, dark molasses. Palate is chewy and burnt, but I could go for more sweetness. The malts are quite dominant until the bitter, burnt ending. Great, widely available beer.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Very dark brow in colour, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, almost burnt. The taste is malty, and roasted barley, with a splash of alcohol. Feels very smooth in the mouth
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DBF 2004. Jet black with a nice tan head. Aroma is very roasty and burnt. Flavor is quite nice too, silky smooth. Need to do a re-rate on this.