Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark reddish to mahoganny ale with a thin lacing creamy moka head. A pleasant aroma of light molasses, raisins, veering on doppelbock. In mouth, a rich nutty malt, with light chocolate notes, raisins, light bananas, almost German. Interesting! On tap at brewpub, Jan. 17 2009.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a big rich monster, lots of sweet malts up front, lightly roasted, with a caramel taste that intensifies as it warms on your palate. Pours dark red with a quick falling whtie head. Very soft feeling with a lot of body. The alcohol was hidden very well up front, but showed a bit in the finish.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burlingame. Very sweet, alcohol aroma. Nice. Ruby red color with tan head. Head is lasting to some degree with nice lace. Strong alcohol mouthfeel. Some off-notes, but still solid.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It looks nice with the dark tan color, the name sounds nice, but this beer doesn’t taste that good. It has an alcohol content of 10.5%, and it tastes like it. It’s almost like drinking a dark ale with a shot of vodka added to it. The booze ruined this beer for me.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
creamy tan head dissipated rather quickly to a clingy tan ring. deep chestnut body. nose of a barleywine! alcohol prevalent among creamy ripe fruits, port wine and flaked barley. Big malty sweetness, velvety and ripe. mature, deep and rich. biting and bitter, but well balanced and follows with a solid malt backbone. this is good. warm and yummy right to the tummy. roastey notes reamin, as well as an emerging chocolatiness.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
berry aroma with alcohol notes, flavors of berry alcohol with a hoppy finish, full bodied and the brewer's best effort