Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2004 vintage. Sweet, estery aroma, malty and spicy with notes of doughy, musty yeast, toffee, cinnamon, allspice, raisin and red apple skin. Hazy deep, dark red brown color, the ivory head lasting and thick with fairly spotty lace. Flavor profile is tangy, lightly citric and fruity to start, the midpoint seeing some gentle bitterness introduced and finishing with a blend of rich, sugary malts, berry-like fruit, orange, apricot, cookie, faint roastiness, spices and a slight alcohol presence. Nicely smooth palate, active yet mellow and warming, with a hint of acidity and a full body. Frighteningly easy to drink and very flavorful.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle caged and corked - Pours a murky brown with a short offwhite head that dissipates quickly to a film that laces some on the way down. Aroma is yeast, caramel, apples, some cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla. Flavor is spicy as well notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, yeast and caramel can also be found in the flavor. Palate is medium bodied and smooth to drink. Not much carbonation there. Nice brew to celebrate with.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
red colored pour, big head that goes away quickly. malty smelling and sweet. taste is similar to that, easy drinking beer with plenty of spicies and hops and malts. a damn good beer. recommended to anyone that asks.
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Heidis Bier Bar. Looks almost perfect with a apperance, with a very tight and long-lasting head. Very complex taste with lots of fruits and a typical belgian beer.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Even nicer, then foam is just never ending. And the flavour, very spicy, and the colour very cloudy, like orange.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish-brown with light brown head. Powerful sweet aroma. Full body with the alcohol nicely balanced by sweetness and spice. Very good.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper brown, opaque body with thin, completely dissipating tan head. Hint of cramel, brown sugar, spice in the aroma. Dark fruits, warm alcohol, caramel flavor. Smooth medium palate.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 75 cl bottle. Yeast in bottm. Dark ruby brown colour with a great head. Aroma of candis, yeast and spice. Very nice flavour of complexity, combined with caramel and spice.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse jaunâtre épaisse et persistente. Arômes de framboise, de cerise, d’alcool et d’épices. Saveurs de cerises, d’épices, d’alcool et de liège.
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Creamy, caramel head. excellent lace. Clear, ruby body. Nose of malts: caramel, banana, .. Lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Nice beer, but definitely not extraordinary.