ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2005
Deep reddish colour with frothy beige head. Aroma has some sweetness with hints of caramel. Flavor is nutty with a slight sweetness and hints of caramel. Nice thick palate. aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
This one pours a clear, dark, mahogany with a good head. There’s a bit of sulfur in the nose underneath the dark malts and a bit of nuttiness. In the flavor, it’s cocoa powder, raisins and brown sugar. The flavor is kind of dusty or powdery, but I’m not sure quite how to describe it. It’s ok but nothing special. hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Smooth to drink, but the smell is of burnt caramel. Color very nice, deep red. Virtually no head or carbonation. Initial flavor is the burnt caramel, but smooths in time. Lingering flavor that is very nice on the tongue.
Not a good heavy drinking beer but interesting for a change. Probably won’t buy again. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Dark maroon color with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a little hops. Flavors of toffee and notes of roast and chocolate. Very drinkable. Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Deep reddish- brown with sweet malty aromas with notes of toffee and dark fruit. Substantial blend of roasted malts with hints of cocoa and coffee. Starts with a silky sweet texture then dries nicely in the end. A great beer to have with dessert. Worth getting again.
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Bottle. Aroma is of hops, malt, sweet fruit, a little banana, and a little brown sugar. Pours a caramel color, similar to Coca-Cola. Head is a light tan color, while remaining extreamely thin and disappearing rapidy. Flavor is not very hoppy at the start, with coffe / toffee notes with a slight bit of hops warming up towards the end, kind of like a pilsner. Carbonation is not too flat, but not strong, with a small bite. Repeat buy. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
Attractive dark brown beer with burgundy highlights. Very light head. Inviting roasted malt aroma. Nice palate and delicious roasted taste. Very enjoyable, would like to have a pint or two more. Thanks to chinesehercules. Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2004
Aroma: malt, some chocolate and some light fruit vinous. Appearance: dark brown to red with a decent head, some suddsy lacing. Flavour: dark brown sugars some light spicy hop notes and some of the vinous complexity hinted at in the aroma. Palate: thin but easy drinking due to being lightly carbonated. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Smells of burnt grain and fruit and nuts. Is dark ruby in color with a thin tan head. The flavor is mild and clean with hints of plums and chocolate. It has an extra smooth finish. Good body to boot. Quite the session beer. Understated and elegant. jerohen (2305) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Dark brown coloured. Very nice malty aroma, smooth flavour. Quite a nice beer i must say.