MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably not only I'd have again real soon, but still glad I tried it. Deep brown color with a wispy head. Attrative overtones of smoke on the nose and palate. Thick mouthfeel with a sour start and a bitter finish.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut colour with almost no head.
A smoky aroma.
Soft palate with alcohol-feel.
Sweet with flavour from dried fruit. Almost porter-ish.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, mulchy aroma with a taste that suits its scent. Sour tasting. Raisins. Like a sour, thick expresso. Not bad, but not worth its $5 per bottle price tag (and only 11.2 ABV!) The Traquair Jacobite Ale is much, much better!
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet nose to this brown pour with off white head. Very sweet off the start with a big bitter finish. I liked the balance to this beer a lot.
mattj (10) - USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice but not noteworthy. Very chocolatey and almost stout like in taste and mouthfeel.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is brown with a nice white head. The taste is sweet malts with hints of chocolate and berries. Finishes strangely bitter/sour but not unpleasant.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wondwerful champagne aroma, molasses crrent like taste, loses a little sweetness as you go along, lots of setiment on bottom
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of 11.2 oz. bottle, bought at Liquorama in Upland, CA 10/18/03. Pours to tight, slight head that turns to a thin whisp like an espresso. Mostly opaque, dark caramel color with a hint of redness. Subtle but delicious nose-- just wish it were stronger-- some cherry, some sour apple, lots of raisin, and slight malt. Smooth and substantial mouthfeel, medium body. Initial taste is lightly sweet with green raisin and slightly sour with an edge of dark malts. Very nice, light fizz in the mouth and lovely smooth finish. A little more complex finish would be nice, but it's mostly bitter and slightly glowing, with moderate length. Nice and clean. Hops? Strange to find them mostly in the finish. Others mention chocolate, and now that I think about it I guess it's there, but I sense mostly raisin and hold this up there with the Raison D'Etre. I bet it'd go nicely with some good dark chocolate, though. Very nice brew.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet tobacco smell, with a bit of the alcohol making it to my nose, too. it tastes like smoky/burnt chocolate, with a trace of a berry sweetness. the bitterness prevails in the end, making for a nice lingering aftertaste. melikes.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
color of generic tea. slight head at best. aroma is malty as hell and quite chocolatey. chocolate in the flavor as well with some hop bitterness in the finish (which surprised the hell out of me).