Nate (3557) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bit of molasses in the aroma with very little hops. Mediocre aroma. Dark brown clear with wispy off-white head. Medium carb and medium watery body. Light malt taste, not very sweet. Hops give a slightly tart flavor and mild bitterness in the finish. After is dry and nutty. Overall, kind of watery and nothing too special.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark colour, caramel-like. Spicy aroma. Quite flat flavour, little spicy, dominating caramel.
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Bottle. Fruity, berrylike nose, light caramel.
Dark brown amber, low head.
Nice balance, bitter hops, berries, heather honey.
Medium mellow body.
Light roast, berry and herbal finish.
Hansen (6224) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Near a normal british ale. Bitterness and some wauge notes of chocolade and laqurice, but not much. Easy to drink, finish bitter.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinks very easily, sweat juicy roasted malt flavours saturate the crimson brown ale. It also helps that you can get it everywhere here.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful auburn colour. Pours a thin white head. Aromas of caramel malt and hops. Nutty, malt flavours with some hop bitterness. Medium body. Nice mouthfeel. Delicious beer but I can't help but wonder how good it would be if it were in a dark bottle and the LCBO didn't use those 1 million candlepower searchlights in the beer section
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear copper color with a small, but stable light tan head. Light toffee and hint of hops in the aroma. This is one of those brews that needs to be warmed prior to drinking. Cool room temperture, brings out the flavors here. I've had this at tasting where they have been served cold and found very little to talk about in this one. Light caramel, dark bitter chocolate, with mild dark fruitiness and a buttery finish. Lingering malt in the finish that makes you want more. This would be a nice strong session ale. Maybe it's just me, but does the first beer of the day often taste better than perhaps the next? Fiddler's Elbow here I come!
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is too bad that they spent more on there label than they did on the ingredients of there beer.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great copper color, with minimal head. A nice roasted malt taste, with a small and subtle chocolate taste included aswell.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown color. Light tan head. A slight buttery aroma. Fairly good malt flavor, just a touch too thin. Taste isn't bad, just not great.