Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belgo Camden, 12th August 2007. Looks great in the glass - dark reddish amber with a small foamy head which leaves good lacing. Nice aroma of spices, orange peel, burnt sugar and biscuity malt. The malt dominates the flavour I feel, which is a pity. The palate is smooth and full. Like the blonde, good stuff, but not a world beater.
Rune (11054) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours an attractive deep red-brown body settled under a creamy, off-white head. Gives a fragrance of late berries and riped fruit. The taste has got a sweet malty character with the support of caramel and biscuit added by a spicy touch (pepper) and notes of plums. It is all offset by soft yeasty tartness at a rather dry ending (06.08.2007).
malrubius (2555) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle in Duvel glass. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with lasting brownish amber head and some lace. Faint aroma of malt and yeast earth with slight alcohol. Flavors of caramel, and fruity, raisiny tobacco, with clean finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Refreshing and tasty, if not very distinctive.
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, mild-amber taste , with a sweet and kind scents later, full head after very good beer. Rich and good beer.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Sampled in 2004.]
Lots of notes. Perfume, toffee, plums, butterstotch, heavy amounts of caramel, great "fat" yeast. Wonderful and very hamonious with a dry finish.
Wim (3641) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown coloured body with a small off white head a malty aroma a caramel taste and a light bitter finich
sinte (499) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dark amber body with a large, creamy, light-brown head, mostly lasting with a good lacing.
Moderate malty aroma (caramel) with spicy and fruity (apple, cherry, raisin) notes.
Moderate sweet and acidic flavour with a light bitter character at the beginning; then the sweet note becomes less intense while the bitter character grows up.
Medium body with an oily texture; soft carbonation; light astringency; moderate alcoholic feeling in the finish.
Very satisfactory; complex.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured into tall tulip. pours a cloudy bubbly dark amber with "Generous" head(julie) that sticks... sweet not fruity, raisiny aroma, mild in tast yet goood.. fruitiness comes thru in finish.. little finish and aftertaste .. the body of this beer comes in the front.. carbination is in the front with fruit/bananna yeastiness... very malty on the body.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully rubyish pour topped with creamy beige suds. Rooty liquorice, red apple and delicate strawberry hops in the nose. Overripe berries, juicy raisins, fudgily caramelised chocolate-coated malt and underpinning hop loveliness. Silky and harmonious. Top-drawer Brune.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours brown with a decent size tan head. Aroma of of fruit, yeast, spices, and caramel. the flavor is caramel, spices, fruit, sweet, toasted malts, and slight biscuit. Good brew.