Rckuy (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excllent. It is very cloudy but packs a punch. I highly recommend it. Strong alcohol taste. Nice flavor.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with medium sized head. Aroma is strong alcohol, malt & sweet candy. Taste is smooth and tart with cinnamon and dried fruits. Strong as hell but tasty as well.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma of sweet candy sugar, and lots of esthers of banana and other dark fruits. It was interesting that the taste seemed to be no where near the aroma, though it was still awesome! Sweet caramel malt, nuts soaked in more caramel, apples, light fruits, and finally just a touch of alcohol.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugly,this kinda looks like it was taken from the Mississippi River after a flood.Cloudy,which I am normally fond of,but the color.No foam no carbonation.Ugly.But the aroma on this baby more than makes up for how it looks.like a warm mug of apple cider with a cinnamon stick after a hour of shoveling snow on a cold day.Flat and nowhere near the flavor blast I was expecting from the aroma.Maybe I had a bad bottle,this bottle sucked.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy dark brown with no head at all. Sweet aroma of dried apples and some spice that carries into the flavor. Sweet taste with alcohol well hidden. As the beer warmed the alcohol became more noticable but still balanced. Also a little bitter. This bottle was almost totally flat. According to ratings looks like it shouldn’t be.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black with good sized brown head. Funny nose, soapy, somewhat medicinal almost--perhaps the valerian coming through? Fortunately, this is mostly hidden in the flavor, which is rich and sweet, with plum and spice cake notes.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mohogany brown with a dense and nicely-lacing bone colored head. Aroma is a rich complex blend of sweet caramel, dark candi sugar, bready Belgian yeast and mild spice. Starts lightly sweet and thick, turning more dry and bready toward the finish. Shows some alcohol in the finish, but in general, hides it well. Has nice complexity and reminds me a lot of Chimay Blue, but with a touch more oaky flavor.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after its escape from the 11.2 ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a smazy brown, with a colossal head that is spumous in texture and the color a toothsome tan, the resultant lace forms a glutinous blanket to obscure the glass. Nose is that of very ripe plums, hints of yeast and a bit of fusel alcohol, start is sweet and thick with malt, top id moderate to full in its feel upon the palate. Finish has a staunch acidity, the hops pounce on your palate along with the 12 percent ABV to make it spicy, aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, a quite decent beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a neat bottle this brew comes in, which is what initially caught my attention. The aroma is incredible, with candy sweetness and mild spices. Looks decent too - dark amber body with a light frothing around the sides of the glass. Definetly a nice alcohol bite to it, that is pretty well hidden in the flavor and mouthfeel. Not too stringent. Mildly sweet flavor and many malts. Not a bad beer for sure.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[brewed in 2002] Pours a dark brown with hints of strawberry in the color - huge floaties in this one - frothy head, high carbonation - mildly sweet aroma of fruits (cherries, apples, grapes), caramel, a touch of chocolate - tingly carbonation softens as the beer warms - surprising hop profile for the style (though I wouldn’t go so far as to call it "hoppy") - chocolate, toffee, an array of spices I can’t place - quite a sweet finish, with lots of belgian candy sugar noticable - the high ABV is quite well-masked, just adding a nice bit of warmth - nice.