YogiBeera (2570) - 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.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown and a fine light brown head. Aroma is malty and grassy with a sweet tone of brown sugar and light spices. Lots of malt in the flavor as well with a pickling spicy note and a warming tone of alcohol. A bit thin in the body, but very Scottich and pretty nice.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red color with a creamy head. Aroma is fruity alcoholic. Not very "beery". Flavor diasappoints me. It’s quite thin and alcoholic. Like watered down portwine.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raisiny brown. Clear. Dense, pale head.
Smells of malt, dried plums, raisins, pepper forest mushrooms.
Tastes burnt, bitter, a bit sourish, metallic.
It’s cooling yet hot and liquor-like.
I like it, the flavour was a surprise.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Pours a dark brown with a trace of bubbles. Smells of oak, cherry, port, juniper berries. Tastes woody with elements of a fine cognac. Some chocolate and grapey notes as well. Tingling mouthfeel and a full sherry like finish. This is delicious!
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clougy red\brown with a quick disipating short tan head. Nose of brown sugar, raisin, tart and lightly sweet with a good dose of spice. Some berries. Palate at points allows the alcohol and harshness to show a little strong. Finish is warming and in the end the beer is essentially balanced despite some flaws eminating from the centre.