TChrome (1448) - 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 (2007) - 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 (5656) - 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.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured thick and brown with garnet highlights when held to light and little to no head. Aroma features darkly roasted malts and a little bit of a sourdough bread nose. Flavor is sweet and astringent with dried fruits and nice bittering hops evident. Mouthfeel is full and lightly carbonated. Definitely peculier and quite good.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I'm not sure why I don't love this one. Never seems to have a good head retention and the medicine flavor that I welcome in a lambic just does not seem to work here. Easy to find, so I keep buying it just for the uniqueness.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Dark chocolatey brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, dark fruit notes, vinous, roasted caramel, toasted malts, slightly smokey. Flavor is malty and smooth, notes of molasses, roasted caramel, red grapes, finish has a good level of sweetness. The flavor is not quite as interesting as the aroma. A good brew though overall.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich reddish brown with a nice head and lacing. Toffee aroma. Full bodied and well balanced flavor with a nutty finish.