Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
ZBF 2005. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is fruity and malty.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad Scotch ale, hazy light brown in color with a sudsy, retained tan head. The aroma is malty as should be, although there seems to be an odd rustiness to it. The flavor is rich and slightly sweet with caramel tastes, and has a snappy-but-mild bitter finish. The serious ABV is well hidden until it hits the belly. Nice & warm.
highlandlad (1474) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Satisfying Belgian version of a Scotch ale. Poured an amber colour with ruby highlights and a towering beige head that left outcrops of lace when it finally settled down. Sweet, rich aroma of sticky date pudding, butter, peppery alcohol and dark malt. Medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. Sweet and malty middle, with a long restrained bitter finish that lights a heater in the stomach lining. Sweet and malt-driven, so true to style. A little astringent in the finish, but overall the alcohol is well integrated. Nicely put together but the flavour is a little short on complexity. (Bottle, best before 12/8/05)
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a medium brownish color with a larger sized off white head. Aroma is dominated by a caramel and a little earthy. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, and some dark fruits. Sweet. Light alcohol in the end.
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour, small creamy light brown head. Sweet, but nicely balanced by strong alcohol.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Red-brown colour with a baige head. Sweet spicy caramel malty aroma and a sweet malty bitter taste. Medium to full body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown color with ruby highlights and a thick offwhite head. Subtle aroma of fruits (green raisin?), caramel, spices and yeast. Flavor of roasted malt, fruits, caramel and yeast. Light to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. It’s ok but I had higher expectations so it feels like a letdown.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer with a good malt profile. A peated malt nose with agood moacha and rosted toffee follow on. Good depth and balance on the palate some passionfruit and cndy sugar probably turbinado and plums with ahint of dried raisins.
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is vinous and fruity with pitted dried fruits. Subtle smokiness as well as a small sweet aroma. Mild musty cobwebs. Garnet amber color thats slightly cloudy with a nice foams light tan head with decent staying power. Dry dry dry. Bitter to start turning moderately smokey with a weird sweet/cobweb/funkiness to finish. Finishes thin and dry. This is way too funky for my liking. Needs more of the smoke notes and an oilier body to be a decent scotch.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramle, roasted malt, bubble gum, raisins, and bitterscotch. Flavor of dark fruits (prodominately raisins), malt, and spices.