steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a pillowy off-white body. Gorgeous appearance. Winelike aroma, with ripe fruits and a definite zestyness to spice up the bouquet. Very thick, smooth and sweet. Warm flavours, raisins, plums, a hint of almonds; even a bit smoky. Full bodied. Finish is rather hoppy, bitter, and dry. Nice beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark amber color with nice fluffy off white head. Aroma has candi sugar, raisens, figs, caramel apples, with subtle vanilla, a hint of coffee. Flavor is round, dry, sweet and malty, nutty, brown sugar and a touch of maple, with a faint alcoholic bitterness in the finish. Could have been a bit less carbonated. A fantastic brew. I’m actually surprised it took me this long to try it.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At first i thought this is terrible. Then I read the bottle and allowed it to warm a bit and it was wonderful. Pours kind of like a cloudy coke with a nice tan head. Smelled like a yeast roll but the flavor was very nice with hints of nuts vinilla and maybe some brown sugar. Either way this is a very nice quad indeed.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours a lovely cloudy red (blood red when held to a candle). White head was there, but then petered out to a sort of glazing. Quite an excellent aroma..bananas and peaches. Of course the yeast was ever-present. Tastes almost like a wine, perhaps a merlot, with ample carbonation in the first sip, but a wee bit less as the drink went on. Excellent taste and very appetizing beer. A wee bit expensive, but worth it for a rare occasion!
hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark murky brown in color with large, light brown head. Aroma was yeasty, but not all that pronounced. Perhaps it is the food cooking in the kitchen throwing me off. Great taste, moderatly sweet light brown sugar, butterscotch, nutty and a hint of vanilla. Like it says on the bottle, very well balanced. Tasty... I will have it again.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy brown/red coloured. Big head, which leaves very fine lace. Aroma is malty, caramelly, alcoholic in a vineous sense and some hints of what reminded a bit of camembert. Taste is yeasty, fruity (banana) with notes of cloves and choclate. Full-bodied and very smooth. This beer leaves a warming sensation and I felt the alcohol rather strongly. A very nice and complex beer.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A murky brew for sure, almost swirling in the glass after a gentle pour from the bottle. Aromas of wine, mustiness, slight alcohol and apples. Full bodied, wonderful complex taste with each sip. This is BEER. A strong ale for sure as one small beer has me buzzin’.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For 10% ABV, this one sure hides it well. Sweet, malty, hoppy- an all around good drink. Sip this one slowly and enjoy it as it warms. Yummy.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Part of the gift pack that came with the neat glass. Nice dark amber/brown pour with a small, uneven coca head. Taste fuses vanilla and roasted nut/toffee flavour but well balanced and smooth. Palate follows suit. Alchohol well hidden, almost defined. enjoyable all around
rlgk (9011) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 RERATE 060624. I loved this beer the very first time I had it. Since then I have tried it several times on both bottle and tap. And I just like it more and more each time. Simply wonderful, I just cant get enough of it.
(Old rating: 10/4/9/5/17)
Dark amber, nice lasting offwhite head. Great malty aroma with hazelnuts and other nuts, along with vanilla and malt. Malty dry and nutty flavor with vanilla and cream. Very complex and with a great body. Alcohol is well hidden.