aracauna (2985) - 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 (3014) - 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 (1972) - 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 (5003) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy brown color with a sticky predustdant (yes, I made that word up) head. Aroma is lightly creamy and malty with a very hoppy after-thought. The flavor is very rich like the style dicatates and I can't complain about this one. I put this one off for so long but it ended in pleasure, not regret, praise Brigum!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy mahogany pour with almost no head. Toffee, sweet malts and a bit of hops are present in the nose. Sharp and contrasting flavors of sweet malt and caramel. A bit overdone for my palate.