SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
blackberry to the aroma... bitter grapefruity taste... Nice head... but not to impressive to me
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Very dark and has a small beige head. Lots of malt, molasses and some nuts in the aroma. Slightly sweet flavor. Enough spiciness to make this better than average ales. Also some notes of bread crust. A slightly roasted note. Still, very nice. Very impressive.
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark mahogany with a decent sized tan head, that leaves a good amount of lacing in it's wake.
Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, with a touch of caramel/burnt sugar.
mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery.
flavor is slightly sweet, smokey, roasted malts, with a light spicyness in the backround.
finish was slightly bitter(grapefruit) slightly spicy. (cinnamon and clove)
This beer kind of snuck up on me. The first one didn't Impress me that much, but by middle of the second, I started to warm up to it.
I'd definately buy it again
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste is caramel, nuts and molasses. It also has a red wine flavor underneath. A subtle dryness throughout without being bitter.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice medium brown color with a quite nice fluffy tan head that is retained. Nice aroma being predominantly malty. Flavor is OK with decent malt taste initially. The beer just kinda fades into obscurity for the finish. Decent, not compelling.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an incredibly tasty and sweet beer. Full bodied malty backbone, with hints of dark fruity sweetness. Lots of nutty, caramel goodness, this is a joy to drink.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
a magnificent, sweet roasty/malty, beer, with a large white head and a deep, dark, red colour. you don't get much better than this.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice color--dark mahagony but there could be more head. Sweet fruity malty aroma. Nutty malty flavor. Crisp and full bodied palate.
hershiser2 (2060) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, nearly black, with auburn highlights. Small, but frothy head.
Sweet caramel, liquor, toffey, and the slightest bit of metallic in the nose.
Good flavor. Crisp, sweet, and nice. Caramel and raisens.
A nice mouthfeel, and good drinkability- but it's slightly filling- so one at a time for me.
JK (5742) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of malt and dried fruit. Dark brown with a thin head that laces the glass. Flavors of prunes, sweet wine, and malt. Thinner palate than I would like for the style. good.