Geiserich (4258) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Fresh fruity aroma with plums and cacao. Hazy brown color, off-white huge head. Flavor is sweet with hints of acid. Light alcohol notes, intensive flavor of roasted malt. Light fruity notes (plums) and cacao. Roasty, chocolate end. Pleasant roasty beer, well balanced.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown in appearance. slightly sour smell. sweet & yeasty tasty with a background of raisins and caramel
Shag (2881) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brown appearance with a beige head. Some alcohol and dark fruits present in the aroma. Some chocolate, raisins, and plums present in the flavor. Chocolate is the primary aspect of the taste. A warming sweet finish. Good on ya!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany with ruby hues and a well-lacing frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and earthy malts has some complex milk chocolatey notes with a touch of spices. Body starts fairly full, dark malty and sweet with a hint of tartness and some light fruity notes. Nicely balanced and drinkable.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, citrus fruity, and some spices. Flavor is malty, citrus, some spices and clove.
jimhilt (2573) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one-fingered cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Dark cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Almost malty nose. Flavor is sweet/spicy, balanced, clean finish. Higher ABV is hidden. Christmas gift, bought from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, OR.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A cloudy dark amber beer with a very nice head. The aroma is fruity with a hint of alcohol. The aroma has strange sourish and maybe winey notes that aren’t totally pleasant and well balanced. Also fruity (maybe banana). Medium body, it doesn’t seem 9% ABV. Dry finish. Not exceotional (they make better beer), but surely drinkable.
Cittadinu (23) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore bruno opaco, schiuma compatta, gusto millefluo, avvolgente e persistente.Ottima!
IrishBoy (4143) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; nose of berries, caramel, with some chocolate and woodiness; lightly hazed brown with a small tan head; flavor of spicy, chocolate -covered, toffee boysenberries in a medium body with a slightly tart finish. Kind of underrated!
Braudog (6494) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at the Coastal Wine Connection’s monthly beer tasting. Poured a deep dark brown wtih a thin tan head. Lightly medicinal at first, but this mellows with a bit of woody bark-like flavors, lightly bittered with an almost currant-like fruitiness. Quite good. Only my second Baladin offering, but I’m impressed with their offerings. (#2674, 2/1/07)