dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a reddish brown with a very brown head that falls surprisingly quickly to a thin film. Some yeast cloudiness. Odd, "wet sock" aroma with a hint of choc/coffee/alcohol. Flavour much the same, very unusual all around but strangely drinkable.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a dark copper color with a creamy off-white head. Nice malt aroma with some sweetness, maybe toffee or vanilla, that blends well. Good smoky flavor with some earth notes at the beginning, blending into sweet malts and finally a very sweet hoppy and malt finish.
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice shiny amber, with a good creamy yellow/white head. Has a fresh malty aroma that brings sweet choclaye and some vanilla. Flavor is malty but also brings hops. Creamy palate. Strong but alcohol is well hidden.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown coloured. Very malty aroma. The flavour is sweet, malty and very fruity. It actually tastes quite Scottish.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber color that is topped by a tan head. The aroma is a malty, on the dry side, with notes of miso, and perhaps a faint musty character. Overall a fairly mellow nose on this one. The taste is sweet up front and finishes with a note that reminds me of tropical fruit. It is quite malty as well with perhaps a hint of sherry in the middle of the beer. As the beer warms up a bit I get notes of orange and spice cake. This is most definitely a Scottish inspired brew, though (thankfully for me) the Belgian brewer could not leave well enough alone, and allowed for some extra complexity that was contributed by the yeast strain. Appropriately the hop character of this beer is practically non-existant.
radiomgb (2388) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby caramel in colour. Aroma had a caramel sweetness, malty and yeasty. Flavour of yeast, citrus, slight sweetness. Light body. Finishes musty with some citrus.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown, slightly ruby, creamy white head. Malt, brown bread, sweet. Not to complex. Weak plastic finish.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fresh floral/fruity hops, plum, blueberry, light peach aroma and milk chocolate.
deep amber, nice solid slowly dissipating head.
light chocolatyness, followed by hoppy bitterness, then progresses to plums and floral notes including peach, tutti-fruity undertones, honey-dew melon.
creamy and chocolatey with lightly fizzy bitterness all over the palate that lingers nicely.
very nice beer overall, bitter, floral and fruity ale, a great beer.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with an off white head. Sample was a touch warm but that is probably good for this one. Sweet maltiness, with a bit of the earthiness and caramel I’d expect from a scotch ale. Some nice coffee and very strong malty notes at times. Nice Beer. Mondiale 5T (Me).
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big malty sweet nose with notes of brown sugar and plums. Nice white head and good lacing. Big carmal malt flavor with a earthy finish. Nice beer.