GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
[bottle at Kulminator] Pours very dark brown with a big head. The nose has lots of dark bitter chocolate, yeast, some fruit, prunes, dates. full bodied, dry finish with a little bitterness. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Kulminator, Antwerp 2005: Nice dark brown color with a medium foamy head, leaving a blanket on the glass. Soy souce nose with prunes. Caramel and malt taste, also molasses, slightly sour - nice. TBone (17581) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2005
Bottled (BB 12/2006)DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
Dark ruby color with good tanned head, lace, lively carbonation. Aroma is mainly malty and horse blanket with fruity and lemony notes. Full-bodied, carbonated mouthfeel. Hoppy bitter, alcoholic, fruity - plums, raisins with licorice flavors. Long bitter aftertaste. This is delicious carbonated quadrupel - beer to enjoy in the front of fireplace.
No#66. I have a feeling that this was aged, but im not sure. Aroma is strange, some feet coming off it, with a decent amount of both malt and hops in there. Taste is malty but has a strange bitter herbal taste going on. Different beer, intresting, but not exactly a serious winner. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
Nice amber, offwhite head. Grassy aroma, clove, pine needles, malty and nutty with some almond. Spicy and very hoppy flavor. Very strong without too much alcohol coming through. Spicy hoppy finish with some more alcohol showing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pour is dark...100% cola looking...thin dense tan head...smell is faint cocoa, yeast, light raisins...sweet chocolate and earth fruit flavor followed by a bitter alcoholic finish... Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Poured into my Chimay glass.
Deep mahogany red. Beige head.
Aroma: Banana, chocolate, alcohol, cloves, some malt, fantastic hops, Seville orange, pears.
Flavour: Almost harsh, bitter, really not sour, some sweetness, a bit mineral.
High carbonation, mighty - almost fluffy.
Later on I have noticed tonnes of exotic ruit and complexity, this is a REALLY good beer. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
A Mes rate:
Bottle @ PBF. Dark, almost black or the deepest deepest red. Thin covering of foam that lasts well. Feels like there is too much carb but its over before it gets annoying. Caramel and coffy with cream. Long almost mango finish. Pretty good stuff. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
hazy dark, off white head. yeasty, doughy, spicy, pruney, and mild cocoa aroma. flavour has a hint of funk lots of spicy yeast, hints of dark bread, malt and cocoa. caramel, yeast and anise in the finish. excellent. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Bottle... RBSG2005... Very dark, clear, burnt orange ale with a large, frothy, beige head. The aroma offers notes of sassafras, caramel, brown sugar, dried plum and chocolate... along with a few other goodies I can’t identify. The malty flavor is of caramel, cocoa, fescue, raisins and cola with just a tiny pinch of salt. Medium to full-bodied and fizzy. Finishes up a touch alcoholic and bone dry.