frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve tried this on several occasions, most recently on tap, and I will not be influenced by my initial, horrible experience with an infected bottle in 2004.
Served as an amberish/red/brown with a small head that laced all the way down the glass. Nutty, malted aroma which dictated the course of events for the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malt-lean... mostly sweet and nutty with just a hint of metallica at the finish. Thinner than Iíd have liked, but not too shabby.
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FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Dark translucent red brown, thin film of light tan head. Caramel and earthen malt in the aroma. Slightly sweet and caramel maltiness in the flavor, tinges of muted herbal hops. Finish has slight residual sweetness and a chalky presence. Mouthfeel is light, slightly dry.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Amber coloured with a beige head. Caramel in both aroma and flavour and some slightly sweet, perfumy notes. Lovely, nutty ale. 020101
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade with beerandblues2 - Thanks Brad! - Pours brown with a short offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and some nuts. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, roasted and toasty notes too. Palate is medium bodied and fairly smooth to drink. Not many hops to be found in this though. Easy drinker but nothing great here. Average.
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted and hoppy aroma. Medium beige short lasting head. Dark ruby colour. Flavour of of roasted malts and some fruitiness. Slightly bitter medium lasting finish.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Allright have to say I got hit with a mild skunky aroma right when I opened this. After poured, however, it quickly faded. Is this bottle tainted... I am not sure. After the initial blast mentioned before the aroma was dominated by a nutty maltiness and the taste followed. There was a small presents of hops in the aftertaste. This beer did not have a lot to offer in my book and I am not at all impressed. May have to rerate due to the bottle possibly being bad.
swiseman (442) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong aroma that hits right away; decent head and lacings. The taste is nothing particularly special, but it is very well-balanced and hops are used well without being overpowering. probably the best Wychwood offering.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown/amber color with a tan head. Aroma is faint but earthy with a slight bitterness. Flavor has some roasted nuttiness with a nice medium malt body and finishes up with a clean hop bitterness. Nothing overpowering but well balanced. Easy to drink beer and the bottle looks nice too.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark redish brown, light brown head. malty with a little nut in the flavor. slightly bitter, not too hoppy. very nice to find ales that are more bitter than hoppy in the states.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a very dark red with a white head. Aroma is hard to detect but I mostly got some dark fruit in there. Flavor is dark caramel and dark fruits with a nice peaty and earthy aftertaste. I have seen this brew for a long time w/o picking it up and now im wondering what took me so long. A very nice bitter brew.