Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a light but opaque brown with a creamy tan head. It’s got a floral hop aroma that dominates the sweet malt and plum and peach scents beneath. The spicing of this ale becomes more noticeable as you drink, neatly complementing the fruitful caramel taste. Solid, continual carbonation. The alcohol says its howdy in the finish and in the blood.
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pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl Bottel
Color - Redbrown
Head - Nice Beige
Aroma - Flower, Fruit, Sweet
Flavor - Sweet, Complex
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - DEC 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
well carbonated, chocolate colored brew. malty nose, chewy and complex. a standard christmas brew.
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Nice, big head that lasts a while. Carbonation is solid with a flavor that isn’t overwhelming for a 9% abv. Mid-brown color and a floral aroma that fulfills its promise as a tasty brew. Very enjoyable.
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from wawood beer tasting. Peachy, chocolate aroma. Typical Belgian. Pretty good flavor. I like it.
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this sitting in my fridge for roughly a year from a tasting I had last winter. I didn’t realize I hadn’t rated it. Caramel aroma with some spice, molasses and peach. Reddish brown body, murky, with an off-white head. Wonderfully well balanced. Alcohol well hidden. Pepper notes at mid glass. Very enjoyable.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Red brown colour, sweet aroma (caramel?), slightly hoppy bread taste, little spicy, toffee present, not too heavily bodied, lovely aftertaste. A pleasant winter brew. Bought at Beer Paradise/Estate Wine in Holstebro, Denmark.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a pleasant appearance. It was a very carbonated beer that tasted great. This was the first beer I tried that was corked.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 Dark red-brown colour. Diminishing off white head. Aroma is caramel sweet hints of roasted. Full body, light bitter taste, little bit malty. Bitter sweet and alcoholic finish.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, warm, strong. hints of a heated rum raisin, mixed with dark bread. Pleasurable mouthfeel, not to hot on the tongue, sits nice and heavy in the cheeks.