Tmoney99 (14845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2006
Corked bottle. Poured hazy brown color with a large off-white head that lasted and had good lacing. Heavy spicy dark fruit aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty flavor with a smooth long finish with the same alcohol bite. Good full body and flavor strong ale. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours fizzy, with large bubbles and a slowly dissipating head. Flavors remind me of the crust of dark bread: a little burnt, a little sweet. I liked it. Beerdedone (3441) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of fruit and citrus. Flavor is alcohol, fruit and citrus. TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de de prunes et de caramel foncé. Apparence: La couleur est brune légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une moyen col mousseux beige et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement sucré et d’épices. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture liquoreuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel légèrement poivré en arrière goût. (Rating #463) iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
Best before June 2007 11.2oz bottle. Nose of raisins, brown sugar, sour cherries, some mustiness, and yeast. Pours a cloudy deep brown with a small, tan head. Sour up front, with the taste following the aroma, with an off bitter aftertaste. Had a bit of a red wine taste in there as well. The taste kinda let me down. Fairly fizzy carbonation. Nothing crazy awesome here.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma was fresh sawdust in a house under construction with some fruit and yeast notes. Flavor was sweet and watery. Some light fruit flavors peppered the mouth, but overall it was crappy. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Nice brew, better have been for what it cost, Almost a burduny colour. sweet fruit aroma. Taste is a little to sweet, but still a good brew. BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours mahagony with a small tan frothy head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is vinous, port and fruit (plum, red grapes), malt (caramel, brown sugar) and yeast (grass). Medium bitterness and moderate acidity that dries the tongue quickly, port and vinous flavors, roasted malt and yeast, plum notes and a dryness that is lasting. Medium bodied and warm, dry and spicy palate. SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 14, 2006
brown with a small tan head. fruity(plum, grape, lemon) and yeast aroma. fruity(strawberry, plum) flavor as well with a little hint of chocolate and yeast. smcd (366) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
Dark, clear amber. Off-white, eggshell colored, moussy head dissipates to a medium-thick film. Decent lacing. Understated, nutty, caramel notes in the nose. Cara malts predominate the flavor profile with a tiny, tiny hint of roasted malts and some dried fruit. Medium-full body and soft mouthfeel. Nutty finish with a persistent, soapy aftertaste. Hot. Very warming.