Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 2, 2004
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boy, I couldn't wait to try this after smelling the big tan head and roasted barley in the nose. Flavor was metalic, skunky and bitter. Bit of caramel and light hop taste. Good for Scotland!!!
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint bottle, nonick glass. Cookie, caramel, milk chocolate malt (M); flowery hops (L); honey and toffee aromas. Tall, creamy, off-white head is slowly diminishing and crowns a deep amber body. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately bitter, lightly acidic, astringent finish. The bitter flavor is quite in stark contrast to the sweet, malty nose. Strange. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: great malty aroma, too bad there’s none of that in the flavor.
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish brown body with a good glow and a nice buttered bread-colored fluffy head that's not too big but sizeable. Slow to recede and laces nicely. The aroma is cherries and wood. More of the same in the flavor. A little sweet caramel up front, but the finish is shockingly dry. A little tea lingers. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy for a 5% beer. Very attractive and tactily pleasant beer, but lacks a bit in the flavor.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium bodied English ale with an early sweetness that dies away, leaving a dry, smoky, mild dark roasted flavor with moderate bitterness to close out the beer; Sweet and candylike nose; Dark amber color; Tan head has solid retention and lacing
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fairly malty aroma, however very faint malt taste, a bit watery with a bitter finish, not bad, but no reason to go out of your way for it.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a caramel brown with a decent frothy head. Has a nice malt backbone with a bit of grape. Finishes nicely. Very good.
TheBeerGod (5995) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Bon Vivant Market Beer Lovers Club on 1-30-04 but I needed a bottle of it to get a more firm handle on this. Pours a ruby brown mix with a foamy tan head. The head looks like tan sea foam. Nose is malt and hops with some sweet notes. Very creamy mouthfeel with a spicy sweet tongue. Malts, some spice, and hops seem to form the basis of the taste of this one. Very drinkable and smooth, but a strong ale at 5%? Good beer and worth trying.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish brown body with a light tan frothy head that lasted. Good lacing. Malty and caramel aroma. Flavor was a sweet, spicy treat. Very good.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep amber color with ahuge tan head that was very determined to stick around and when it did subside a bit it clung desperately to the sides of the glass. Aroma was very malty with some bready tones as well. flavor was sweet malt to start then took abit of a turn towards a sour bitter finish. Started out very nice but i must say faded in the end. Overall not a bad beer and thanks to harlequinn for the recomendation.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very typical strong ale, the taste is reminiscent of old speckled hen, with a bold malt character that is lightly buttery, with a bit of honey but turns sour in the aftertaste. The palate is just too contrasting, and unbalanced.