aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a good head. Almost looked like it was nitrous poured. Dark caramel, apple peels and wood in the flavor and aroma. Nice flavor, but it was perhaps a bit on the thin and light side. Iím glad I got to try it on tap, though. Iíve heard some horror stories about the Wychwood clear bottles.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled(500ml). -dark amber coloured, malty and hoppy taste, fruity aroma, mild spicy flavor, nice fruity finish
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle out of an opened case. Poured a nice red with an ivory head. Aroma was big, with hops that really reminded me of Saaz, although Iím no expert. Flavor was a little spoiled by a parmesan cheese bite, but malt and a nice hop bite were there as well. Decent, but not really worth the money.
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I figured I was taking a chance buying something with such a silly label especially around Halloween. But I was pleased. The beer had a reddish medium sized head that didnít last too long. Aroma was fruity and malty, taste was malty and a bit hoppy. If it were cheaper I would be happier, it doesnít taste as good as it cost me. (~8.50US/six ;)
dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the boldest ale around, but it is a good drink nonetheless. Pours a darker orange/amber color with a small eggshell foam that dissolved before my first sip. There is a definate sweetness present, the presence of fruit is obvious and the malt flavor is somewhat dull and sweet. Not much carbonation and it has been said before that it has a strange wine-esqe finish. Worth a try, nothing extra-special.
bark (255) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The clear colour is dark amber, the white foam is compact and it dissolves quite fast.
The smell is very discrete, but I did find some traces of malt and bread. Its carbon dioxide is strong and a little bit picking.
The taste is well balanced with flavours of burnt malt, dried fruits and hints of diacetyl. The aftertaste is sweet and burned.
I was surprised of the low bitterness of this ale. I drank it with Swedish beef stew cooked with allspice and bay leaves, and the tastes suited each other reasonably well. But on its own, there are some more interesting ales in this style.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 Good drink. It poured out an off-orange color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was both fruity and grainy, smelling somewhat wine-ish. Kind of weird... sweetish malt flavors with a sour wine finish. An interesting and enjoyable beverage.
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Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange-red body, thin/medium buff-colored head. Leafy hops aroma with tobacco leaf notes, brown sugar, fig, and pastry. The flavor resembles a red wine with plenty of tannins (teabags), cigar smoke, chocolate, brown sugar, grapes, raisin/tobacco and spicy/perfumey hops. Perhaps a bit sweeter than it should be (bordering on cloying). Still a solid brew.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours clear dark amber with a medium, short lasted off white head. Aroma light fruit & malt. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet nutty malt flavour dominates with a light bitter/dry finish. Not bad, but nothing amazing.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful amber/brown color, decent head, and excellent flavor. I expected a bit more hoppiness for this style, but was pleasantly suprised by the balance of hops, chocolate malts and spice. I would definitely drink this again.