daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, cloudy appearance with a little lace. Nose is dusty with yeasty notes and a light spicyness. The body is nicely malty with hints of banana, licorice, yeast and a finishing fruity hop bitterness. Certainly not the best brune ever, but a tasty example.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky chestnut; phenolic nose - stingingly medicinal. Thick, heavy, slightly creamy body. Quite sweet, a little bit of milk chocolate. Finishes sweet. Uninteresting.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy bronze appearance. Slightly nutty and roasty flavor. Alcohol is assertive on both the nose and palate. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Somewhat cloying until the beer approaches room temperature.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, clear with a small head. Very burned aroma, some. Burned malty taste. Well balanced but the burned taste is a bit too much for me.
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma. Chocolate. Also malt and chocolate in the sweetish taste, combined with licorice. Bitter aftertaste. A bit onedimensional, but nevertheless a very nice beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear garnet, the head is large, frothy, beige in color, the lace in sheets clinging to the glass. Nose is malt, nutty sweet, grainy, or earthy if you like. Sweet front, the top medium, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, tart, moderately carbonated, a quite decent beer. Ranks #483 on my current 1000 beer master list.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A warming burn as it goes down your throat. You’d think it’s 10% abv based on the warmth. Nice brown color and good balance, but the alcohol must be better hidden. Not sweet.
jaymobrown (1677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish, orange color. Flat head. Good carbination. A sweet alcohol taste on the tongue. Not bitter at all. Sweet flavor with a little roasted malt.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown, medium tan head, malty brown bread in the nose, with some chocolately notes. Coffee comes through in the mouth, with some chocolate and dark bread. This is not very sweet, but I chilled this thing a lot on this hot night, so I might be cheating it. ;) Goes down easily with nary a hint of alcohol; very nice ale.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funky ruby red brown crystal clear under a majestic light tan head generating some sporadic lace. Cured meat yeast, hops, raw alcohol, faint raisin, soap, fresh fruit and raw potato starch. Smooth fruity caramel sweet start. Light to soft body but still covers the highish ABV very well. Caramel, chocolate, port winey sweet and some bitter middle. Finishes sweetly but is clean and not too cloying at any stage. Perhaps a bit light for my taste but still a ’pick me up again’ beer.