BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, mahogany colour. with no real head. Aroma has a caramel and chocolate with some malt sweetness. Ssome fruit in there also, like plum and grape. The taste has a big carmamel sweetness, with hints maple syrup Slight alcohol at the end.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle this brew pours a dark mahogany witha medium off-white head. This brew had more of a barleywine characteristic, very fruity, brown sugar, dates, and raisin. Very smooth with a good weight on the palate.
Crash (523) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF - A red looking off-white head beer. Carmel/malty smell with a bit of pine. Taste was OK but, nothing special.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost clear ruby with a thin ring of white foam. Aroma is an excellent blend of toasty/caramely malt, citrusy hops, and fruit (cherry, white grape). Grape, raisin, pine hops flavours blend with a spicy and caramel/toffee malt followed by a gentle bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby color with no head. Aroma of malt, alcohol and raisin. Flavor of malt, alcohol and raisin. Light to medium body, liquorous and creamy texture.
Rastacouere (6042) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby brown hue. Off-white ring. Aroma proposes deep dark malts, salty and chocolatey, but mostly fruity (dates, grapes, banana, prune), making for a sweet and vinous or scotch-like flavour balance. It keeps on when touching the tongue, though underwhelmed by strong vegetal and mineral notes that fits only so well with the dark earthy malts. In the end, there’s plenty of bitterness, but it doesn’t leave on a good impression. Thin-medium bodied, small bubbles feel alive. I don’t know what to make of this one, it certainly smells better than it tastes to me, but I guess it’s ultimately too mineral.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Minimal beige head that quickly dissipates to reveal a clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, prune, toffee. Taste is very sweet, raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, some grape, port, medium alcohol warming. Uncarbonated full body, sticky.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the GHBF: Ruby hued with a small off0white head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and heavy malting, plum, prune, apple, floral hops, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts equally fruity with a lot of grape, apple, and plum characters. Good backbone of malty sweetness to make up for the acidic nature of the fruits. Mild bitters and a hint of spice on the finish. The feel is heavy but not sticky. The alcohol was only moderate and not too overpowering. This is a good but not great brew, worthy of a try.
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, dark red with a rather nutty nose, alcohol aromas. Huge dark fruit flavors, baked apples, sweet sugars, slightly dry and peppery at the finish. Nice sugary aftertaste once the alcohol burn wears off.
jaymobrown (1508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick malt flavors. Had a really nice red ruby color to it. Gritty and sweet. Good bock.