beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. I have been wanting to try this for a while but was unable to stomach the price...but I caved, and am happy I did. poured an amber murkey color with a small whiteish head with good lacing. A caramel, sweet malty aroma leads into a superbly balanced taste. the malt is semi sweet and just rightly sized for the bitter hop complement. The malt is smokey, toasted, dry with a nice bitter end. the smoke tatse is pleasantly prominate. Really enjoyed it!
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses-brown with an immediate aroma of malt and rich fruit. Flavor of currents and toffee, pleasant and complex--but not so complex as to overwhelm. Enjoyable.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish colour with small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with spices. Fruity flavor with hints of berries.. Slightly thin palate.
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
An ugly looking beer,brown with no head or fizz.Molasses alcohol nose. Flavor of toffee,molasses,malt and alcohol..basically flat. Not a good effort
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Red brown good head.
Flavor:Caramel bitterness at the start,alcool anmd fruity at the end
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, it’s enjoyable, and quite balanced in my opinion. But it’s lack of bottle conditioning take away from the palate and the appearance. It costs too much for what it is.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and brackish with minimal head. A persimmon bread and grapes aroma. The flavor is one-dimensional, but on multiple levels and has a veg-herb touch. Twigs and berrys galore. A light sweetness. Very good and quite charming. Taxonomically, it must be variety or subspecies of an English Strong Ale, as it is quite unique to be lumped into such a sinful catagory.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Malt, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity as well. Alcohol notes and some malt. Ends on a sweet note with a light alcoholburnt. Decent beer.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A dark purply-brown coloured beer with a warming aroma with creamy vanilla hints and Christmas berries. The taste also has vanilla with nice spices and currants all mixed in. A very nice very drinkable very well balanced beer which warms the cockles
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely coppery colour with a fine creamy head. Fig nose and brandy like alcohol hints. The flavour is as expected with a huge amount of ABV presence. This is a fine beer but it does lack a complexity that is required of one that should be in the top 10 percentile.