Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2004 [Cask conditioned] Nice roasty and malty aroma. The flavour contains notes of caramel and coffee. A slightly dry bitterness in the finish.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first impression from the aroma was purely of bread. Hints of roasted malt and coffee in there also. COlor is black, but not completely solid, with a small amount of head. Feel of the beer is smooth, alsmot too smoth for such a dark beer. Tastes sweet, and again reminds me of bread.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23/4: pours very deep amber brown colour with great bubbly beige-brown head. Decent retention too. Lovely fruity aroma of raisins caramel and a hint of coffee. Slight noble hop aroma there too. Nice malty fruity taste with hints of caramel and a bit of smokey roast coffee there too. Very well balanced with perfect amount of bitterness for style. Nice mouthfeel, very smooth but could be a little more full IMO.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Foamy tan head. Intricate lacing. Faint aroma--lightly malty with vinous and toffee notes. Light, wispy front. Toffee and caramel in the middle. Gently sweet and a bit tart. An earthy bitterness in the finish clashes a bit with the rest of the flavors but no major complaints.
RobBestwick (651) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
rich malty nose, dark ruby colour with a large brown head, rich malt taste, slightly toasted, good lacing, some fruit tones, good ale
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent full-bodied ale. Pours very dark with a full head. Malty flavor and slightly dry finish. Very good.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured a dark amber almost black at some angles with a bone white head. A hoppy taste mix with a light malty flavour and dry after taste.
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good rich brown liquid. Nice head. Good aroma of malt and sweetness. Nice full mouthfeel with a nice and dry taste. Good full ale experience.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong alcohol smell with a brown fairly
heavy look to it. Palate has a
smooth full body feel.
Fruity and winey smooth beer. This beer
taste like it has more alcohol in it than 5.6%.
Didn't like the woddy/winey after taste.
MEDAY (9) - ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OLD PECULIER HAS A DISTICTIVE RUBY COLOR THAT CAN BE SEEN WHEN HELD UP TO A LIGHT. A SOFT BROWN HEAD IS FORMED WHEN POURED INTO A DRY GLASS. A TRUE WORK OF ART WITH AN AROMA AND TASTE THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. ONE OF MY FAVORITES.