bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy, earthy aroma. Creamy off-white head. Sweet and hoppy with licorice, caramel and butterscotch. Some metal and peach. Too sweet to be a really good beer, but has some complexity.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a cloudy, murky darker shade of brown, with a fast fading tan head. Aromas of malts, mostly. Some fruitiness noticed, but not much in the hops department. Tasted smooth, with a silky, rich mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malts blend with the hops in a most unusual way. Very tasty, as far as beers go. Strong malt backbone literally smothers any hops trying to make it through. Finished sweet, and smooth.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly murky, ruby-tinged, deep deep copper color. Fantastic, eternal, fluffy beige head clings to the glass. Aroma screams Twinkies! and (tropical?) fruit. Surprising juicy nectarine flavors, along with candy corn, bubble gum, vanilla, and a hint of road tar. Mouthfeel starts quite thick, is cleansed by bubbles, ending up tingly and resiny. Interesting finish- lingering fruit (plum and something else?), sorghum, slight oiliness and earthy bitterness. I'll be buying more tomorrow.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, dark fruit aroma.Chestnut appearance.Sweetish fruity raisin cherry caramel flavors with very mild hop finish.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled draught at The Rover, Gothenburg.
Aroma from a medicine-cabinet.
Early, sweet bitterness.
Let me quote Maria: Like a stupind blond! Sweet and uninteresting. Never went to kindergarten.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.
Chestnut colour, off-white head. Rich yeasty aroma and flavour. Clear prune flavour, kind of sweetish with notes of tit bits. Long aftertaste.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice scotch ale, very lively and fresh tasting from the bottle. Peated malts are nice and there is an unusually high amount of biscuity yeast flavor in the finish. Yum.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lively mouthfeel. Really bubbly. Didn't notice the alcohol. Some spiced malt flavors. Just liked the feel.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky garnet hue with good head and lace. Ripe fruit and yeasty aroma with addfitional hints of spice and biscuit. Taste follows suit, fruity with a dry smoky presence. Undertones of aromatic hops and twangy yeast. Chewy and soft mouthfeel. Quality brew that hides alcohol well.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A yummy bottle of love. Nice red color. Beautiful aged malt flavor and aroma. Hints of Fruitiness. You may call this a fruity dopplebock.