Crit (3915) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque brown with chunks. Lasting large tan head. Great complex nose of plums raisins, brown sugar. Taste has same ingredients,faintly cinnamon, light bitterness, with a medium alcohol heat
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark auburn with a 2 inch head and lots of swirling yeast and sediment, similar to their Grand Cru. Nose was very sweet, tart fruits, caramel, and lots of malt. The Taste was less sweet then I expected but very complex, lots of malts, nutmeg, coriander, charred wood. Loving it. Mouthfeel was not as full as I hoped, but it wasn’t of an issue to make this brew any less then exquisite.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Brad. Pours a strange orange color with a big white head. A dark cloud floats just below the head and above the body. Massive chunks of yeast, protein and other sediment swirl around visciously. The nose is light alcohol, some cranberries, raspberries, caramel, and overall very full with random scents and hues. The taste is not quite as high quality as the nose. There is a bit of alcohol up front and a warming in the throat. Some malt and caramel are present, but the alcohol taste, somewhat of a gin or vodka, is the main flavor absorbed.
TorbenH (1059) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Muddy orange brown colour with lots of floaties and a medium baige head. Sweet dried fruits, spicy, yeasty aroma and a sweet spicy fruity light alcoholic taste. Medium to full body and a sweet finish. Great!!!
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brown with tons of sediment a decent white frothy head and a fair amout of lace. Strong aroma of dough and yeast with tones of spicy corriander and plenty of sweet/chocolaty malt. Flavor is yeasty with nice semi-sweet malts, lots of cherry and fig, tones of malty chocolate light spicieness and lightly bitter. Finishes somewhat sweet, lightly dry, slightly bitter and with a moderate character of warming alcohol. Im holding out giving a 5 untill I have tried a few more beers, but this may be the one. Incredibly complex and perfectly balanced, Im strongly considering changing my travel plans through Europe so I can bring some of this home.
joergen (26803) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange brown coloured with floaties and a solid off white head.
Aroma of spices and dried fruits with light acidc notes.
Sweet flavour wth lots of dried fruits and notes of fruits, spices and yeast. Hoppy finish.
Nice and very balanced.
alobar (3659) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy head that sticks to the rim of the glass. Aroma of bread and yeast. Tastes of bread and caramel malts. High carbonation-fizzed upon opening. Ful-bodied beer with great finish and lingering taste.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lots of aromas, yeast, caramel, spices, cinnamon, very enticing all wafting forth from a caramel colored body with scarlet highlights, topped off by a huge cream colored soapy head. there was so much carbonation in this one that it gushed everywhere when i opened the cap and did the geyser routine for about 5 minutes. lots of bread in the flavor, alongside a load of caramel malts, little bits of citrus and some pepper and corriander. a very sweet beer, with a thick mouthfeel that was also warming. there was a bit of an abv bite to it, that makes me wonder how it would have done with some serious aging, but i couldnt find anywhere how old the bottle was.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a gusher but wanted to foam out of the bottle. Poured a brown color with a ruby tint and huge tan head. Comlex sweet aroma of sugar, candy, caramel and a hint of cotton candy. Also some tart notes especially as this warmed. Sweet malty flavors with a some bitterness from middle to end. Very tasty, I wanted more. Full bodied and warming. Lively mouthfeel.