dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red-brown with an off white head. Malty extract nose with peppery licorice and alcohol and a hint of dark passion fruits in the mouth. Too much sweetness and a roast barley notes although the extra malt is nice.
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malty aroma, with some brown sugar, molasses, and light bitter-sour hop character. Dark reddish-brown clear, with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with some malty sweetness, more dry though, with mild astringent bitterness. Caramel and a little bit of molasses come through in the finish, with some stale hops, papery notes. After has a little alcohol and light nuttiness. Decent, but nothing special.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fruit and brown sugar, deep garnet, and a small toffee head. Flavour has plums, prunes, raisins too. Fairly complex, medium bodied, extra bitter. Very good!
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddiosh brown body with a good sized fluffy off white head. Aroma has some maltiness with alcoholic undertones. Flavour has a strong malt character with a subtle hint of chocolate at times. A bitter-sour tang lurking about detracts from it in my opinion but it is still a nice beer, with a medium mouth feel. Sampled @ Smokeless Joes with DougShoemaker.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great intens brown color with a fine small head. Rich aroma’s of coffee, cacao, soft spice and malts. Full flavor with hints of malts, chocolate; cinnamon and a good hoppy bitterness in the end.
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate brown colour with small head and no lacint. Malt aroma. Spicy malt falvour which is long and sweet. Smooth fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1229) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
31 May 2004 - Intense sweet fruity hop malt aroma with a light hop spice. Dark chocolate brown, small head retention, no lacing with slight cloudiness. Over hopped bitterness with a dry finish. Lingering hop taste with a spicy sweet malt flavour. Finish was a bit fizzy and lighter mouthfeel than I expected. Promises much but lets you down.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark ruby with a small thick creamy head. Aroma light malt and a bit of dry liquorice. Flavour is a quick sharp hit of alcohol followed by a slow sweet liquorice flavour. It is a kind of weird beer, if it is according to some old recipe it makes sense as weird ass flavours were considered to heal you.... maybe someone ought to point out that nowadays we don’t believe that so much and balancing the old recipe out flavourwise wouldn’t be a bad idea, of course keeping the old trditions is important but not at the cost of improvement. Most homebrewers do it hehehe.
Choos (596) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was licorice, malt and lightly spicey hops. Appearance is dark brown with a hint of red, slightly cloudy with a smallish head. Flavour was quite like a Delirium Tremens mixed with licorice and carbon. Way too much carbonation. Quite disapointing.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a good looking copper tinge with cream brulee head. There is a small nose with some banana and muscatel grape prsence. This beer starts as over carboated which needs to be left to settle for a while. There is a degree of candi sugar present but there is some problem overall with this beer. I think it could have achieved a lot mosre than it does but with a touch of astringency and over dryness it falls short on a few counts.