chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep tawny brown colour with a lasting, fluffy, beige head. I would have assumed that this was an abbey dubbel but what do I know. Quite a reserved beer if it is. The aroma isn’t very pronounced. Bits and pieces of caramel and wood. On the palate its dry, with some roasty malt, licorice and dried fruit but, again, its not very forthright. The mouthfeel is a bit chalky, with earthy and woody edges. Not very rich. Finishes distinctly bitter. Nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t have enough presence to score higher. 2001 bottle (I think - best before date was 31 December 2004, so it might have been a bit past its best) frombeersofeurope.co.uk.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 First off, I don’t agree with your opinion, Kevin. Aroma is a blend of oatmeal and malt. Head looks like a thick bowl of cream of wheat. Flavor is a fleck of that Belgian sourness followed by a rush of yeast, oat, and malt. A very biting finish. Good stuff; I’d buy more.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful clear deep red color with a fluffy white had and weepy lacing. Nose of cookie dough cookie dough and plum/raisin with notes of notes of pepper. Nice raisin flavor with a short earthy bitterness that balances it out. Much lighter in body than either the 8 or 12 but that almost makes it nicer to drink. The malt develops as it warms. Very nice beer.
Lunkie (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex aroma with spice malt and sweet fruit. Cloudy brown colour eith excellent head and lacing. Sweet malt fruit flavour. Smooth palate.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Smokeless Joe’s. muddy copper-orange body with a small, long lasting off-white head. beautiful aroma - plum, dark fruits, bread, and alcohol. rich malty body, light yeast finish with notes of chocolate. nice soft body. pretty damn tasty.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is cloudy brown with nice tan head...smell is yeasty and bread malty...taste is the same...deliciously chewy...great easty drinking session quality...
MiP (12863) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yeasty, malty aroma with a hint of metal. Chestnut brown colour, quite stable head. Nice flavour, a little sweet, malty and hoppy. Long bitter aftertaste. I like the mouthfeel, it is creamy without being thick.
Gmku (293) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous mousse-like head of foam on a deep ruby brown/garnet body. Smooth, some hop bitterness, spicy, clove-ish, apple fruity aroma/flavor, some caramel. Delish.
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. sitting at lumps computer and we each have a glass of this. pours a ruby brown with a dark cream colored head that lasts throughout. aroma is raisin, watermelon, dust and yeast. very smooth flavor that is spicy, lump mentioned ginger, i can see that, also a nice hop bitter like a weak iced tea,everything in this one mixes well. the sweet vanilla flavor that comes out as it warms is great. there is an almond flavor in the finish later on in this one also. another good beer from a good brewer
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very thick beige head on a dark garnet body. Nose is very musty and old. Taste-butterscotch, cherry, caramel, ginger, and apple. Very interesting layerd taste. The flavor is very smooth with a slight hop bitterness that is just right. I don’t too much care for the strong mildew/old book/dust aroma, but the flavor of the beer really makes up for it. I could easily drink this.