hotstuff (4643) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a large tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, opaque, minimal carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Malty, some licorice notes, chocolate nose. Sweet malty, chocolate and buttery. Tingly palate. Light-medium body. Quaffable.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured to almost black. Rather small off white head. Light aroma, some sweet malty and caramel nose. Full palate, finish is sweet malty with bitter touches. Very nice one.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body, small but stable brown head. Malty aroma, malts, some cherries, chocolat, walnuts. The initial flavour is malty , spicy and sweet, the finish is short but strong coffee. A little bit watery for this kind of beer.
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Berry aroma with a nice foamy head and amber berry color. Palate very weird. Sweet flavor. Overall pretty good
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared by Chuck. Strong berry aroma (juniper?) with some cherry, chocolate, and pale malt. Sweeter elements in the flavor; cherry, bitter stem, and coffee cake yeast. Lingering finish of bitter stem and that bready yeast.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish mahogony color w/ a thick tall tan head. Aroma is fairly light roasted malts and some light tropical fruits. Palate if very avg. Flavor is very sweet buttery carmel hints of brown sugar some plum. A very sweet beer. Pretty decent drink.
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Bottled. Hazily dark brown. The aroma is dominated by pineapple and burnt mal. Solidly malty. There’s toffee and butter as well as some apricot jam. The finish is dryish with notes of dried fruits.
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet maltiness predominates in this heavy warming brew. The aroma smacks of caramel and toffee. It pours a deep reddish brown with a quickly diminishing tan head. The flavors feature strong dark fruits, hedge nuts, and rich sugary malt with a very faint soft hoppiness in the finish. This brew excels in its complexity; and its rich taste develops further as the brew warms. Truly a fantastic beer.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft. 03/2006) Thick, tan, moussy head. Dark, dark, clear amber. Moderate hop aromas supplemented by candi sugar aroma and licorice. Candi sugar and toffee predominate the taste. Full bodied. Bitter back end.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black. Thick, frothy, tan head. Aroma of rich malt, chocolate, toffee, candi sugar, yeast, past ripe dark fruit. Subtle resinous hops and alcohol, also. Flavor up front is rich, sweet malt, dark fruits, candi sugar, yeast, caramel, followed by bittersweet anise and dark chocolate. Crisp hops in the background throughout take a more assertive stance in the finish and aftertaste. Full, balanced body thins out a bit in the finish. Otherwise great brew.