Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Belgian Wee Heavy...How neat for a belgian brewer to take a chance on a style that is rare in Belgium.
The aroma is primarily malty providing scents of sweet malts, caramel and molasses. The hops are flowery and there is a distant yeast character in the nose.
Very fruity with chocolate, brown sugar, maple, red licorice, spices, molasses and gingerbread cookies. Mostly malt notes which is normal for the style but this Belgian twist with the unique yeast strain is what makes this so enjoyable. Earthy palate.
A very complex, very well made, remarkable beer.
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2004 Chestnut brown, large off-white head, very foamy. Big malty and yeasty aroma although straightforward. Concentrated toffee, light earth flavors, mild alcohol. Extremely sweet on the tongue. Plenti of candi sugar, chocolate flavors, smoky plums, something vegetable reminiscent provides a leafy bitterness that doesnít manage to balance the beer. Very lively carbonation, medium body. A bit overcarbonated to my liking and hard to take in big quantities I feel.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a small tan head. Aroma of
roasted malt and molasses. Sweet malt
and caramel flavors that dries out on the finish. Warming alcohol finish.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(11 Apr 04) Big, sweet, malty and alcoholic aroma, like fine scotch whisky. It iis dark brown and hazy with a fizzy off-white head that laces well. It begins moderately sweet and syrupy with a little bitterness and metallic flavour developing in the long finish.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has pleasant malty smell that becomes more distinctively caramel. . Earthy ? and you can really smell the alcohol. The color is a dark hazy brown. It poured nice head that died quickly; but the lace held up all the way to the end. It has a very sweet taste on the front end; with a tart finish and a little bite. Somewhat smooth and creamy mouth feel. It has an interesting flavor, but lacked a well-rounded character.
vanvenlo (1360) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9 May 2004 - Caramel malt aroma. Cloudy brown colour with sudsy lacing. Sweet hoppy caramel with metallic notes. Short flavour, spiritous, with a fizzy hop finish, medium mouthfeel.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky! Far better take on a Scotch than most, thatís for sure. Unusual in itís big yeastiness; I mean this thing is pungently kind of sour from the yeast. Not only spicy. Some real woodiness to the flavor, peaty (almost - you can tell the alch is prety high here as itís taking a bit of control over the flavor) - very nice beer. Sweet, but still crisp enough...
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2004 The nose is sweet and sour, but in a good way. The head and lace is thick full and lasting. The palate drinks light for the beers strength, but there is a nice sweetness. Long warm finish.
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark nut brown, small tanned head. Aroma has toffee, butterscotch, sourness, caramel - complex. Very sweet toffee flavor, like cream liquer. Short finish.
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized light brown head, good retention and plenty of lace. Hazy amber/brown color. Big malty, bready nose. Medium body, fairly creamy. Large malt flavors, fruity, hint of roast and smoke. Finish is fairly sweet. Interesting brew.