guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Very attractive medium brown, hazy appearance. Nice off-white head. Malty, spicy aroma. Toasted malts blended with a butter toffee taste to leave a well- rounded overall impression. Shag (3000) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Aroma is chocolatey. Appearance is brown. Flavor is mostly sweet and slightly syrupy with a definite chocolate and caramel flavor. This is a very nice beer although it is a little sticky sweet. This is beer's answer to a Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Dark ruby brown body with a spongy tan head. Wonderful chewy malted aroma. Succulent raisins, sticky sugar, and white grapes. Dark bubbles cling the glass inside the body and seem to hang suspended the hazy liquid. Moist gummy mouth feel. Chewy nuts, toasted grain, butter, and a light hop bitterness. Delicious. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2004
On tap at the Anam Cara. I’m not well versed in this style, but from what I’ve had this is a solid version. Light toffee and smokiness in the aroma. Medium body, velvety head and smoothness; quite a bit of chocolate milk in the flavor, firm malts, dry finish. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Reddish amber, very cloudy. The head that forms a top of it looks like the top of the rocky mountains, in the clouds mind you. Intricately fruity nose surprises me because of its syrupy edge that I somehow associate with a purple aroma, some flower I’m not familiar with. The fruit top ground is sleeping in a yeast pillow, it might be old for it shows more musty character than I’d expected even from such a yeasty line. Light caramel and damp earth catch into the floral hallertau to bring out weird oregano and grapes flavours, branches included, pretty vegetal in fact. The first thing I think of when sipping (and it might be pure hazard with this beer) is blood oranges. Growing on you tart character, earthy, dry and fruity, a few grapes were left in the old attic of the country house you just bought. Apples, pears, cherries etc. Fun beer, I want more by the end of the glass. Fairly light bodied still, though fully carbonated. One of those mysterious beers that I’d need to have 2-3 of before figuring out how I feel about them. Is this really brewed with regards to the 1516 purity law?
BigBeer45 (1531) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2008
500ml bottle, I cannot find a date on the label or bottle, pours a hazy (with some murkiness) ruby with brown edges, has a tan head of varied bubbles, head disappears to a ring after a few moments, head is foamy with some large bubbles floating around, bottom of the bottle was covered with dark sediment, big aroma of rich dark bread and a sweetness that surrounds it, there is some chocolate, brown sugar, prominent dark bread aroma throughout, some earthiness and grass aromas, nose is very nice on this beer, flavor of dark bread and faint chocolate, surrounded in a sweetness that continues, there is some hop bitterness that plays at the finish, caramel in the background, nice mouth feel which is medium or so, with a medium or less carbonation, a nice drink, I recommend it. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Dark amber color with a small bubbled tan head. Sweet malt aroma, thin mouthfeel. Ends a bit weak. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2003
reddish brown, big beige head. aroma of yeast, caramel, mild chocolate and roasted malt. some fruitiness and cady flavour with more roastiness with a nice bitter finish balanced between hop and earth. quite nice muzzlehatch (4958) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2004
500 ml bottle, purchased (I think) at Discount in Milwaukee, July 1. Dark, clear maple color, dying off-white fluffy head. Caramel and rye in the aroma, light spiciness and yeast. Much sweetness at the front of the body, very very smooth like the Hell, perhaps some hints of licorice, gin and baked pears. Wants to be drunk quickly, and I’m having to resist. Has almost a thin malted-milk texture, it is so smooth and drinkable. Hops just barely extant. A terrific example of the style, as was the Hell a couple of nights ago. This is a brewery that needs to be better known! beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Pours a murky dark orange body with lots of floaties and a thick diminishing rocky offwhite head. Aroma of spices and fruits. Flavor of spices (pepper) and citrus and yeast, it’s acid too, the hops are excellent. Light to medium body, dry mouthfeel, soft carbonation.