jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A tea brown color with a laced tan head and a spicy (clove, ginger), malt and sugar aroma. The alcohol is noticeable as the beer warms and adds a slightly harsh medicinal finish.
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of caramel, bitter fruit. Sweet and creamy smooth with hints of mocha, raisin, gingerbread. Nice.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg.
Dark chestnut colour with an off-white head.
A fine, yeasty, hoppy flavour. Carpenter shop(?)
Rather flat and thin and too sweet.
Chocolate in the flavour.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Auburn color with nice head a average lacing for this type of pour. Aroma is lightly malty with not much nuttiness and a more belgian quality to it. Flavor is like a belgian dubbel...holy shit, this is a belgian dubbel! I'm so confused and satisfied at the same time.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber pour with ample white head and nice lacing. Yeast and dough in the aromas, hints of a fruit I can't put a finger on. Nice fruity flavors, still not an id on the fruit, a bit of bitterness hanging about. Dry finish.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy yeasty fruity aroma.Dark brown appearance with good head.Bitter herbal, fruity dark fruit cherry flavor.Dry bitter yeasty finish.No trace of alcohol detected.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a tan colored head. Fruity yeast aroma with a slightly alcoholic smell to it. Brown sugar/raisin/malt flavor that doesn't quite hide the alcohol in the taste.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown with a nice head, not the thickest but looks nice atop the beer. faint hints of bubblegum and yeast and alcohol. flavor is sweet with alcohol in the finish.
jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a five-fingered plus faint brown,thick head that fades slowly and leaves thick lace. Pour this one very slowly. Good carbonation. A deep red-brown color. Nose is malty/alcohol with raisins. Starts sweet and malty, finishes smooth and roasty.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber red colour with a healthy head which diminishes to leave an average one. Aroma is a bit sweet. Malty flavour is warmingly alcoholic,