Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 It was not that special, I do not know why people like this kind of Ales that much, but it was alittle boorgin, the colour was good.
shrubber85 (10038) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dried apricot/raisin and strong hops aroma. Cloudy orangish brown color with little head. Sweet dried fruit malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Hops and alcohol flavor well balanced - neither one comes through too strongly. An easy drinking strong ale.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a chilled glass at the Red Coat Tavern on Woodward Ave. Chilled glass, thick air, and my slightly clogged nose may have diminished sampling of the aroma of this beer, it was nice (roasted malts, a little nutty). Flavour seemed low on hops, high on malty goodness (carmely, nutty, a bit of roasty, very well rounded and deep british ale flavour). Nothing fancy in the palate or anything. Just good, strong, dark brown ale!
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into an english pint glass. Has a deep chestnut color and a plentiful creamy tan head that mostly diminished. Very little lacing. Aroma was complex: a little sweet, a little vinuous, and later gave way to scotch whisky. The taste was like a sweetened scotch whisky. It had a lengthy earthy finish thatI was I not fond of. Overall it seemed appropriate for the style, but it is not a style I usually really like.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown beer, good head. Malty, sweet nose, sweet caramelly, chocolaty tste, finishes a bit empty.
YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At LCRBM: One of the beers I will always remember by the quotes of the others around me - it was soo funny: Lachesis while sticking his nose into the glass:"It’s like a little boy that pukes!" Everybody is looking at him, all others around sticking their nose into the glass - and Hunsell: " Mhhh, right, probably a four year old!" Nodding from all side, when everybody stopped being serious and we crashed laughing. Mahagony color with a nice layer of a head. Dense malt and bread dough nose. Very intense chocolate, molasses taste.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy malt aroma. Pours dark brown wirth small white head. Sour, sweet, malt, caramel, rich, heavy taste. Not what i was expecting. Quite good.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at LCRBM. aromas of caramel and citrushop. taste: malty bitterish, brown candy, sweet and a little hop. finishes long and bitterish. full bodied, good balance. quite nice, but i will re-rate.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at LC-RBM. Aroma of raisin and plum and other dried fruits. Ruby color, off-white head, fair lace. In the flavor the dried fruits come back again, bitter, light roasted, medium body. Nice but not great.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A nice dark pour with an aroma of malt and spice. A lot of malt in this. Quite a nice taste but very thin, watery finish. Your typical Scottish ale but still a very good beer.