RichardGretton (4109) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost a black beer with an English porterish appearance. The aroma is fruit mixed with weak coffee, and the flavour reminds me strongly of blackcurrents mixed with a bitter edge. A different beer to most, and not one of my favourites.
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2003 Very dark ruby red color. Brown not very stable head. Aroma sour and roastmalty. Starts roasty and malty, continues more sweet(!) with notes of licorice, coffee and caramel. Aftertaste roasty malty, burns on my palate. Lots of flavors which I don"t like. Not very drinkable.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A meaty dark bock with a lot of class. Syrup and molasses in the nose at taste. Starts sweet and ends with a slight dry, gritty finish. Some spices (nutmeg) in the middle. A full taste that kept getting better through the glass. Clean palate and an impeccable balance.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty sweet aroma and beautiful dark ruby color. Body seem just a bit light considering huge malt flavor & aroma. Excellent bock beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It took a while - to be honest an one hour girlie phonetalk with a friend - meanwhile the beer sitting next to me, until I realized how much I like it. Nice molasses like, malt and nutmeg nose. Hazelnutbrown head on a wonderful mahagony body. Sweet, but not to sweet. Nice Coffee and chocolate tones.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling brown,huge off white head. Small bead.Faintly antiseptic nose. Cloyingly sweet flavor
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good beer, loved the colour a nice dark one,and a nice finish
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour with flashes of ruby and a thick beige head. Aroma of earthy malt with toffee and chocolate. The same notes come through in the flavour (+ a bit of coffee as well), with a strong, sweet start and a smooth, mildly bitter finish. Wonderful stuff!
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Very drinkable. Beautiful color and head. Lots of chocolate with a mild smooth aftertaste. Not as complex and balanced as the Celebrator, but I enjoyed the extra sweetness very much. Quality and copmplexity wise, not as good as Celebrator, but a colse second. High quality beer!
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a really thin head malty and sweet with a slight sharp aroma muted by the earth. Very impressive. I hope to sample this again. It is a very fine beer. I am very pleased!!