Ebonheart (12) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite new beer (for me at least). Strong and hoppy, with a manly 8.2% alcohol, it has a happy flavor, though it may be better in the fall and spring than the heat of summer.
dfremen (4) - USA - JUL 5, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, roasty, nuts, black, cloudy, frothy, lightly bitter, full body, creamy,
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark copper brown color w/ a small off white head. Smells of a light carmel malt some yeast and a light figs. Palate is well carbonated decent mouth feel good creaminess. Tastes of carmel brown sugar some light roastiness in it and some dark fruits plums and figs I think. Overall some pretty good stuff.
beerbill (3601) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear ruby red with a frothy tan head. Yeasty aroma. Yeast and malt flavors along with a definite alcohol presence. An enjoyable brew to warm your insides.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Reddish amber pour with a thin offwhite head. Mild aroma of malt and dark fruits. Fortunately the flavor is more powerfull and assertive, there’s rich malt with dark fruit, the finish is bitter and roasty. The body is medium with a creamy texture and the carbonation is moderate.
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz) au Mondial de la Bière 2005 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de fruits foncés, d’alcool et d’épices. Apparence: Couleur ambrée foncée. Aucun col. Aucune bulle. Aucune dentelle. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Corps plein avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #169)
Sammy (10798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light reddish colour, good suitable hops, creamy easy drink. Well malted including chocolate malt, carmel. Damn good for the style. Well carbonated.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much in the aroma dept. had a woody smell to it. Nice rich head that faded decently and laced well. A clear dark amber had a full mouth to it. It was good but thought it needed a little more to it. A good drinker I liked it just thought it was missing something.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliantly clear ruby red color when held up to the light, otherwise it is a full amber color. The head is frothy, about a finger thick and is a tan color. The aroma is rich with notes of cherries, carmalized malt, toasted bread, and fresh cooked biscuits. The cherry note is quite interesting, and though not strong adds a sort of fruity back drop to the aroma. Nice... this beer is thick and creamy from the beginning, as I take my first sip it just coats my mouth. There is a nice sweet full maltiness here that is characteristic of a doppelbock. The flavors that I can pick up remind me of caramel coated biscuits, honey, vanilla (though I think this is more a product of the creamy mouthfeel), and a hint of fruit notes; cherry and orange perhaps. There is a light bitterness in the finish that just barely tries to balance the rich maltiness that dominates this brew. This is a very good Doppelbock, and I am quite enjoying it. A thank you goes out to zathrus13 for the opportunity to try this tasty beer.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Zathrus13 for the bottle. Pours a red-orange brown. Small white head, somewhat foamy. Subtle malt aromatics, marred by medicinal alcohol notes. Sweet toasty and caramel malt flavors. Very toffee-like finish.