YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Phil (pdhabel) for providing this. Pours a rich mahogany with a big tan head that provided beautiful lacing. Lots of tiny bubbles rising in the glass. The aroma was sweet, some berries, sherry, spice cake, raisins. Lots of fun there. Full bodied, smooth and creamy, with gentle carbonation. The flavor was a pleasing presentation of the aromas to the palate. Smooth, sweet, vinous, spicy. A Belgian that I enjoyed.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating 100. Many thanks to Carlo for providing this one as my friends traveled through Belgium. A great person, and a great brewer. Regarding the beer, lots of things going on. Spices such as ginger and nutmeg/mace come through on the nose and again on the palate. A sweetness here that makes me think this is best enjoyed with a fine cigar. Very malted and well-rounded. I’m looking forward to ageing a few bottles, and sharing a few with others who need to taste this fine beer. Thanks again, Carlo! A fitting way to celebrate a ratebeer milestone.
thebeertourist (4257) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma with a complex mix of liquorice, gingerbread and fruit. Dark brown with a big and lasting beige creamy head. Flavour is very sweet, chocolate predominates, developing to more refreshing and long-lasting fruitiness towards the end. Unbalanced, but delicious!
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 2010-07-31, vintage 2005, 5 years old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
The color is a very dark amber, clean, with generous and creamy head. The aroma shows some oxidization, more than the flavor though; it’s malty, sweet; the bitterness is all gone. Still good, but probably at its limit.
2009-05-27, vintage 2005, 4 years old, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Dark color, almost black; the head, initially medium sized, reduces ot a thin but persistent layer. Good aroma, very mature, with some caramel and chocolate. It has a good body, with caramel and malt flavor, medium sweet, liquor-like, with tobacco leaves; mature, but also a bit fruity, harmonious and complex at the same time. The alcohol feeling is more evident. It has almost no bitterness. Very interesting, but I think it may be even more in 5 or 6 years.
Cloudy brown color. Very nice aroma, some Madeira, Porto wine. Sweet, malty, round, complete, almost fruity. Great!
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A novelty of licorice and great beer, with candi and carmel and brown sugar. Very smooth and a treat to the palate. Brownish colour. Aggressive carbonation Unique and worth trying, but a sweet novelty nevertheless. Thanks Mr. Madsberg, deliverey from Denmark.
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Lachesis for this bottle (Vintage 2004). Hazy dark brown beer with very big beige foam. Intens sweet aroma, sweet nuts, Porto, sweet fruits, cake, banana, roasted malts and yeasty pancakes. Taste is smooth, sweet and fruity. Afthertaste is soft and very complex and has soft burned touches in the finale. A sweet -malty beer with a great balance.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge Thanks to ChristianSA for sharing this at Logans- Pours a dark brown, crimson color. Nice sized light brown head. Aroma is awesome, cherrries, grapes, fresh grass, earthyness to it. Flavor is dark cherries, caramel, smooth and almost greasy on the palate (in a good way).
caesar (3930) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Amazing, a brew that started only recently, and which is already very good! Clear dark brown color, short but lasting brown head. Aroma of prune, grapes, roasted malt, sugar cane. Very strong and penetrating. Full taste of roasted and caramel malts, bit spicy, sweet, some chocolat. Fruity, malty and sweet. Very nice!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Rerate: This is the most distinctive and flavorful beer I’ve had in a long time. A remarkable beer.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Ahh pannepot(2004), where to start. Fruity with sweet malt tones, outstanding aroma, one of the best. Taste is very similar and imencly full bodied, with fruit salad, good carbonation, only bad points are the molasses can kick in to much and make it too sweet, near perfect. Aging will make this one of the best in the world. RERATE: 2005 bottle, Kulminator. This is such an amazing beer. Its just increadibly fruity, candy sugar, its just one of the best beers in the world.