Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, grain), with notes of apple, bubble gum, and plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’m just glad this little Ch’Ti sampling experiment ends with this one. The darker malt (or caramel coloring?) does little to mask the poor qualities, unfortunately. Whew. larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2005
DArk brown with a large and airy head.
Sourish aroma with cedar-tree.
Rather thin body.
Sourish flavour with some grassiness and oak-charatcter. ekstedt (6977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2007
75 cl bottle at Delirium café, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear dark copper, large beige head. Onedimensional roasted earthy malt aroma, with notes of chocolate. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Nice fry and bitter - but short - finish. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2005
This corked and caged bottled brew with a cork marked 2-27 poured a foamy large sized light brown colored head of finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a very dark caramel brown colored semi-transparent softly carbonated body and a good lacing. The aroma was nice with sweet caramel malty notes. The mouth feel was initially mildly tingly with a sweet smooth finish. The flavor contained notes of sweet caramel malts. JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Expensive and at the bottom of its style. This was marked down to $7 from $11. It is ok for 7. The beer is dark brown. There is light fruit in the aroma. Somewhat sweet, fruity malt like a dubbel; which is what I thought it was while drinking it. Highly carbonated with a strange spritzy quality.
JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Brown liquid with a taller dry bone colored head. Rather odd color head actually. Aroma say a lot. Raw grains mixed with pears, raisin, plastic, cider vinegar and lemon zest. Dirt and nut flavors abound. Some dry rot mixed in as well. Fairly thin and biting on the palate. These certainly do not live up to their billing. This should clean out the drain quite well. jaghana (6283) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle 25cl, a dark beer with low head. Nose is malty with caramel, chocolate and licorice notes. Aroma is very sweet with caramel and brown bread notes and metallic with nutty finish, body is less complex. The beer is more a German Dunkel than any thing else, not bad just too sweet, finish is hopy and with high carbonation. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color with a baige head. Sweet fruity light roasted aroma and taste. Medium body and sweet finish. SilkTork (5856) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2002
Watery with just a hint of damp mould....................................... Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Dark bière de garde with beige, equal, high head and very dark mahogany colour, filtered and clear. Aroma of walnuts, liquorice, coffee liqueur, cassis, nutmeg, raisins, chocolate, straw; taste a well-rounded fruitiness, subdued sweetness, malty, smooth with a bit oily mouthfeel, drying carbonation, finishing with a roasted bitterishness and subtle peppery hop. More a Belgian Scotch than an actual bière de garde.