jonas (6539) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut colouring, low tanned head.
Light roasty, fruit and herbal aroma.
Fruity, spongy, a little roast.
Solid mouthfeel, sparkly.
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl - Bottel
Color - Amber
Head - white
Aroma - Fruit, Caramel
Flavor - Malt, caramel, Fruit
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber body with mild visible carbonation, very fine particles, and a thick, foamy off-white head. Sweet, worty aroma with notes of molasses, hot caramel, cherry, and some prominent yeast character including bubble gum. Somewhat oxidized flavor and drier than expected. Has a woody, syrupy quality to it. Palate is somewhat lifeless. Not really to my liking, but I’ll have to re-rate this one in the future.
Boutip (5693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy amber color ale with a super huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of peaty malt with sweet caramel malt. Taste is quite rich with strong syrupy malt, caramel malts, figs dry raisins and nice subtle funky touch from the yeast. Body is definitely above average with a syrup-like body and alcohol is well hidden.
thegreenrooster (3860) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is a deep brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is sugar and malts with a touch of hops. Flavor is brown sugar with a hard core metallic aftertaste. Wow this goes down hill fast. Maybe a bad bottle but if not this is not a good brew. Too sweet and metallic.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse jaune tenace. Arômes de caramel, de malt, de fumé et de fruits rouges. Saveurs de houblon, d’alcool, de malt caramélisé, de métal et de levure.
GregClow (3078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy ruby-brown colour with a moderate mocha coloured head. Lots of brown sugar in both aroma and flavour. Also some mild spice and fruit notes, and some booziness in the finish as it warms up. Some very subdued hop notes try to come through in the finish. A nice, warming beer that serves well as an after-dinner sipper.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ Fynske Øldage: Dark brown coloured. Dusty. Fluffy beige head. Spices, malt, fruit and some herbal notes is characterizing this beer. Is quite buttery and sweet. Some acidity, alcohol and yeast is notable. Is medium bodied and has some dryness in the end.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Hogtown Harry. Dark brown, big frothy off-white head. Looks really good. Strong alcohol in otherwise mild aroma. First impression is metallic bottle like taste. Strong spicy malt taste - more Belgian than Scotch I would say. Lots of red grape skin as well. Medium mouthfeel, a little watery. Not bad, but no complexity, too strong, and an odd taste / combo - really didn’t like it the more I drank it. Oh well, worth a try!
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Malty, sweet aroma, full with yeast and fruit, featuring notes of brown sugar, raisin, orange zest, red apple, fig, bubblegum and moderately spicy hops. Rusty red-brown in color, quite opaque, with a lasting, ivory head and dense, intricate lacing. Flavor profile possesses a rather sharp yeast bite to start, along with some dark, dried fruits, becoming sweeter and maltier before the spicy, citric, lightly bitter, alcoholic and lengthy finish. Lingering mildly winey tones and a touch of cinnamon. Smooth, creamy palate and full body. Certainly has its merits.