TaktikMTL (7823) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Bouteille de 12 achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de noix et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune rougâtre. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux beige et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Odeur de caramel, de chocolat ainsi qu’une point de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #654) WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Really nice, but nothing like an English strong. More like a great Flemish sour. Sweet fruits (strawberries, maybe), dark malts, and sour, sour, sour finish, with a nice touch of hops. I wonder if the sourness is a result of a quality control problem, or a brilliant idea? Still, worked out well. Slightly hazy, dark reddish brown, small head, good lacing. Looks and smells more like a Flemish sour than an English or British beer too. jcwattsrugger (12471) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 on tap-pours a light tan head with dark red color. Aroma is medium malt. Taste is caramel medium malt, hops bite, sweet, alcohol.
070804-rerate baseballfan (3) - Whitesboro, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2006 does not count
This is a beer with a great aroma and a wonderful finish. Pours nicely with a great looking head. A roasted, maybe somewhat chocolate flavor with a little bit of hops at the end. OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Poured from a 12oz bottle a clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, some caramel, and just a hint of hops. Flavor was a good roasted malt with a light hop bitterness in the finish.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear, dark brown with a thin light beige head. Nice, strong nose, nutty chocolate, a bit smoky. Roasty malt flavor, caramel notes, hints of smoke and something like scotch. Nice balanced finish, mild floral bitter. Good brew! Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of rudolf via Secret Santa. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, some mustiness, light grass, and a hint of fruit. Pours a hazy brownish-red with a small off-white head with fair retetntion. Starts of with moderate chocolate and caramel, but quickly turns to sour fruitiness in the finish. I doubt the sourness was intended, but I actually kind of like it. Hints of nuttiness in the finish behind all the sourness. If it wasn’t for the nuttiness in the finish, it would somewhat be like a flemish sour. I’m sure this is a "bad" bottle, but I think the sourness probably makes the beer better in my opinion. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
Clear brown with a small white head. Nose is earthy, tobacco and horse. Taste is very malty that’s, sweet, woody, maybe a bit nutty and also… well… “hairy”!?! Something about the taste reminded me of wet fur or something of that nature. Decent beer but I like my beer like I like my women, not too hairy. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
bottle. dark brown with ruby highlights. Great malty aroma with chocolate, smoke, coffee, and grain coming through. taste is slightly roasty, coffee, chocoate, and caramel. slightly bitter and lasting finish. Eructoblaster (4274) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle. Gorgeous hazy dark brown body with reddish glints, low carbonation, and a thick, lasting beige creamy head. Wonderful and complex malty aroma with various hints of hops, plum, chocolate and brown sugar. Nice, sharp, and well balanced hoppy taste that hides the alcohol pretty well. It leaves a good bitter/roasty aftertaste. This is a superb Strong Ale!