rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
Hazy dark brown hue, with a tan-colored head, but falls quickly, the nose is one of a yeasty, dark dried fruits of dates, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, and a hint of spiciness in the aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with yeasty cheesy character, hint of dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits fruitiness accent, leading towards a malty and subtle hop bittering finish. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, toasted malt, vinous, and dustiness. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, and a hint of dark fruits with a dry finish. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
This bottled brew marked BBF 10/06 poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles under a frothy top that was mostly lasting. The body was very dark brown in color with a haziness throughout and only transparent around the edges. There was a large amount of suspended yeast particles in my sample and a soft carbonation level. The aroma was mild with sweet malt and brown malty notes. The mouth feel was smooth and semi flat from start to finish with a lingering mild brown malt aftertaste. It was not as good as I was anticipating. The mild sweet brown malt flavor lacked impact. Ungstrup (38587) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2006
An almost opaque brown beer with a nice brown head, leaving a slight laze on the glass. The aroma is sweet nutty and malty, but also with slight notes of yeast and caramel. The flavor is quite sweet with notes of wood, nuts, nutmeg, caramel, and yeast. The end is dry with a slight hint of citrus from the hops. I find the mouthfeel a bit thin. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Thanks to DenverLogan for sharing this one. Pours a dark chestnut brown, small off white head. Small dabs of lace. Aroma is spicy, lots of nuts (roasted) toffee, flavor is vanilla, cream, cherry sweet and smooth. Nice.
hotstuff (5272) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy tan head that was mostly lasting with minimal lacing, no visible carbonation, murky, and a brown hue. Nose was malty, hoppy, caramel, chocolate notes, and dark fruits. Sweet, malty, caramel, and hoppy flavor. Tingly palate. Medium body. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
Dark brown, slightly hazy. The off-white head didn’t last long. Aroma is pleasantly malty with a curious hint of plastic cup. The first taste is sweet malt with a pronounced yeastiness. Then a mouthful of sticky toffee pudding. A background bitterness follows. Quite an odd combination. HogTownHarry (7077) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle (330ml). Poured deep murky mahogany with a smallish rocky off-white head. Light aroma of sweet dark roast malt, tart fruit and yeast. Taste is mostly yeasty and spicy brown sugar sweetness, somewhat alcoholic, hints of hops and raisins - not bad, nothing new here. Sticky and syrupy flat mouthfeel - has a slight bitterness to the average finish. Drinkable, quite warming and seasonal, but not memorable.