emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 28, 2007
This beer was poured with a nice cloudy orage and good head retention. it has a ncie aroma of rasberry and bitter sweet hops.As you dtink it There is a swet flavor of mild hops and orange and spicy malt. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Pours a very murky light brown colour with a large-bubbled thick head that retains rather well. The aroma is of fig and berries, light chocolate, tart cherry and yeast. The flavour is dark pitted fruit, a bit of plastic, bitter hops, tart cherry, toasted malts and a bit of coco. The palate is medium bodied and tingly, messaging the tongue. Long, bitter, tart finish. Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Pours a hazy brown colour with a medium offwhite frothy head. Aroma is dark fruit, minimum hops and slight cherry. Initial taste is cherry and sour. Finishing with plum and chocolate. Great head retention and some lacing of the glass. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Dark ruby body topped by a large beige head. Creamy body filled with toasted malts flavour. Fruity (raisins, blackberries, etc.), rather nutty (hazelnuts, pecan, peanuts, etc.), doughy yeast, moderately sweet. Came out like a cross between a raisin pie and a pecan pie. The carbonation was overly lively but I still very much enjoyed the mouthfeel. You know you enjoyed a beer when you’re not tired of it after a 750ml and even feel like opening another one. I’m surprised to see mostly low ratings on this one. Looked down by most I find this beer to be a lot of fun. Call it a guilty pleasure. That and watching pro-wresling. There, I said it. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2007
0.75 l bottle. Murky dark brown color with thick head. Malty, fruity, nutty and parfumy aroma with notes of licorice. Sweetish, malty and spicy flavor with toffee, clove, licorice, wood and caramel. Highly carbonated.
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 15, 2007
Get it from Beer Temple from Brugge, Dark brown colour, bit sourness on mouth and tongue, Diferent fruity flavour afterwards. Good Beer. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
Clear dark brown pour with a thick, frothy, offwhite head. Barely decent aroma and flavor of malt, fruits and yeast. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. There’s nothing really bad about this beer but nothing exciting either. ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
I first had this beer around 1999 from LCBO gift set and again in Brussels-07. I love the unique round-bottom glass, but beer itself is nothing special. Creamy of-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavour and slight acetic notes. Average finish. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
I have to first say that I really really enjoyed this beer and I am very surprised at the low ratings for it. I had 2 of these at my bachelor party at the sharp edge in Pittsburgh and my stepbrother bought me the glass its served in which is realy cool in itself. The beer pours very dark purple brown color with thin offwhite head. Aroma and flavor are both nice mix of light nuttiness and dark cherries. Perfect beer for sitting outside on a deck on a warm summer night. FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Easily produces a three-finger thick, amber-brownish-tinged, tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass, despite a careful pour. The beer is a brilliantly clear, deeply amber hued, red color when held up to the light, but is otherwise a dark, concentrated cherry color. The aroma is quite sweet smelling with notes of blackberry jam, cloves, concentrated fruit-caramel and a touch of toasty, yet definitely caramelized, malty / bready notes. The aroma is fairly enjoyable, though it does seem a bit too sweet to be really nice; the sweetness does accentuate the distinct fruitiness though.
The beer has a medium thick heft to it, but is not nearly as sweet as the aroma might have suggested. Still at first blush the beer does not seem complex enough to carry the simplistic, fruit nuanced, sweetness that is here. Flavor notes of currants, sweet plums, raisins, a hint of cloves and even some tart notes that are also evocative of plums or even apples. Somehow this beer really seems to fade for me, it is not so much that it doesn’t leave anything lingering on the palate, it is just that it seems forgettable. I am not quite too sure why I feel this way; part of this is the mouth feel, while it does have some heft to it, the beer just seems to disappear on my about half way through each sip. The most prominent flavors are those of the concentrated, sweet fruit notes, which are just too simplistic for me to really get into.