iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCBO bottle. A citrus taste and a mild bitterness, detected a slight taste of alcohol and a pleasent hoppiness.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear nut brown with a large pillowy head that didn’t last but left a bit of lacing. Some creamy toffee on the aroma, which comes through on tasting as sweet. This sweetness is compensated with some bitterness, but the flavour just seems a little bit bodyless - shallow and sharp. Moderately lasting aftertaste. Ok, but it’s just suffering from the pasteurisation like lots of others unfortunately.
StueyD (1438) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark, amber, brown beer with a strong, off white head. A distinctly toasted malty nose, with a citrusy, orange-like finish. The taste is dry, rich, with the toasted malt notes again. There is a citrusy element in the flavour towards the end.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ Pig & Whistle, Stockholm
Served freezing cold with plenty of carbon dioxide. No head, some maltiness, and butterscotch in taste followed by a sharp bitter finish.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL clear bottle from LCBO, thankfully not skunked. Pours to a dark amber with a large off-white head that fades in a few minutes, but leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Slightly floral aroma. Tastes of dry malt and a touch of fruitiness, well-balanced with the hops. Low carbonation, mouthfeel is rich but slightly flat. Overall, a good beer, but will be appreciated more if you don’t drink it every day.
Diogène (1068) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Poured a dark and clear red body with a thick head. The aroma is earthy, with hints of oak, hops, roasted maltand cookies. The taste is roasted malts with a lot of hops, this is quite bitter, but it has a lot of hops aroma and oak. The aftertaste is a long lasting bitterness. Really enjoyable.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I used to get this brew in Rochester Hills, Michigan. I drank it all the time. That was back in the 90’s. Not sure if it’s still available out there. I remeber it had a solid malt base with a bitter finish. Well carbonated and ballanced. Beautiful deep amber. A great brew worthy of everyday consumption. I still wear my Bishop Fingers T-shirt to this day.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured sweet on the palate and strong in alcohol. Slightly bitter malt finish.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Off-white creamy and long lasting head. Lovely dark red clear body. Flavor of berries. Smooth bitterness.
Quevillon (2661) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
D’une bouteille. Pas trop amère, mais pas beaucoup de saveur. Très légé goût caramel et de meil. Passable.