bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/05/05. Brugges. Deep dark cherry red with an off-white head. Funky musty aroma. Semi sweet start that stated to get heavier. Quite enjoyed this drop.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 the american release of this isn’t so hot
Pretty good stuff. Pours a chestnut brown with a small head. Aroma is intense spice and fruit. Flavor is the same with a bit of alcohol and much more sweetness than I expected. Mouthfeel isn’t as heavy as I expected...or compared to similar brews. Very well balanced and quite a big beer in its own respects.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear brown beer with a reddish note. The head is small, creamy and beige, and it lasts for a while. Complex aroma with tobacco, sugar, dried fruits and spices. The alcohol is surprisingly missing. Quite sweet, but indeed pleasant flavor with brown sugar, tobacco, dried fruits, grapes and raisins. Creamy and sweet in the mouth. A beautiful beer I really loved to taste again, and hope to repeat. (060714)
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Shared by the artist formerly known as wolhfs. I also received one in a trade with Phillip, but unfortunately I dropped that one and it broke. Excellent aroma of dark fruits, yeast, moderate chocolate, licorice, and a hint of alcohol. Pours a dark brown with some orange tine and a small beige head. Lots of dark fruit, residual sugar, chocolate, toffee, and raisin. Flavors really blend well together and incredibley smooth for 10%. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Outstanding!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to sk8viking for this beer.
This pours an opaque dark brown with a large head that stays around for a while. The flavors are very complex: apples: cinnamon, chocolate, raisns and a few other goodies. Tasty.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
05 vintage from a 33cl bottle, no government warning on the label, nice! Bottle acquired in a recent trade with Eyedrinkale. Large tan head, excellent retention, laceing is minimal, stringy at times spotty at others. Chestnut brown color, hazy with deep copper colored edging. Nose is rich, fruity apple notes with some coriander and chocolate, spicey. Body is medium with a surprisingly gentle carbonation, a touch oily. Nice. A blend of fruit flavors, orange, apples, raisins meld nicely with the chocolate and caramel flavors, the spices hanging around. A hint of licorice, bready malts and toffee making themselves known. 10% alcohol is nowhere to be found, amazing! Finish is lightly sweet and fruity. A real treat indeed. Thanks Mike! You da f* -->n man!
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 bottle. murky deep brown color. malty and spicy. very sweet but also complex. taste last for quite a while.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle. Milky hazy brown, bib bubbly brown head. Malt, spice, light chocolate flakes, and sourness in aroma - really really nice and unique. Wow, incredible taste: tons of sweet chocolate, malt, slight spice - alcohol is barely present. Fruity finish. Complex and unique, my description has not done it justice. I loved it and it exceeded expectations.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Vintage 2005.</i > Pours a murky dark brown with floaties and a huge lasting rocky off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, spices, a mild sourness, brown sugar, dark fruit and more -- nice and complex. Flavour follows the aroma and is quite sweet but never cloying, very well balanced and once again, complex. Alcohol’s well hidden. Full bodied. This is simply fantastic.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle via trade with Boutip. Poured thick opaque deep reddish-brown with a large lasting tan foamy-creamy head, plenty of white chunkies. Rich caramel malt, rich spices, brown sugar, very yeasty, chocolate toffees, tart treefruits and a double hint of red wine and lactose; boozy on warming. Taste as the aroma, more alcohol and chocolate, still plenty of malt, quite bitter on the finish, lovely, strong, sweet yet balanced. Mouthfeel thick, syrupy, mildly alcoholic, complex and wonderful. I wish it had been a 75cl bottle.