Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby with no head and a little spotty lacing. Strong nutmeg aromas with some fruit, might be the hops. Again nutmeg, this time a bit more blended with the hops and malts. Floral hops that is. Alcohol warms the bellah. Spicy palate, body is there, but not strong, and a spice laden finish of alcohol and hops. Nice.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep brown with red hints, beige head. mildly spicy(clove, cinnamon), and smoky aroma. dark malt, pine, tootsie roll flavour with balanced spice and smoke. a nicley balanced spiced ale. well done!
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer, with lovely bright white crown. Really nice looking beer. Clean aroma, light clean malt , not so sweet . Slightly oily texture, slight off roast bitterness. Nice aroma that flavour could not match up. Need better finish. Thanks Kimcheee !
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and brown sugar aromas, ruby with a tiny toffee head. Candied malt flavour, quite hoppy aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely bitter. Very nice example. Thanks mr_kimchee!
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown w/ ruby hue. Swirling, wispy beige head. Mildly toasty aroma of chocolate & piny hops. Medium-full bodied, slightly chalky feel. Subtle, though not understated, roasty flavour of dark chocolate & coffee. An unusual beer that is more than the sum of its parts.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra cheers to Kimchee for sharing this one! Dark burgundy-brown colour. Smokey nose with brown sugar and a slight cherry note. Lightish body is perilous. Smoke, spices, molasses...but silky and balanced. A different breed, but I liked it a lot.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002. Very brown with what appear to be a few proteins floating about. Taller bone colored head this a speckling of lace. Rich malt, with light hints of mace, and cloves. Very subtle nose. Some smoke and juniper also tickling the olfactory. Reminds me of a very light OSA. Feel it thicker, yet a touch of biting effervescence. Again rich toasty malt in the flavors. Light fruitcake flavors, with raisins, plums, and a touch of peach. Spice comes ut again in the finish. Light clove, allspice and a nip of red pepper. You can really sit down, relax and warm up with this one. Thanks Brewbandit.
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, not bad at all.
Coffee, and spices are dominant here, I really want to try this again to re-rate.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was I just drinking chocolate mousse? Or was it some sort of pudding? Heck, this was surprising. The coffee notes in it were nigh on perfect. Fresh hops hit around the middle and the finish is coffee.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
totally different from what I was expecting, the aroma was quite extraordinary, very heavy, malty and sweet. The taste is also on the heavy side, with some peaches and plum hints, and spices.