duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
Bottled, lame is a word that springs to mind. Very dissapointing for a supposed winter ale. Light choc, caramel, little hops noticable, grainy and thin, no bitterness, cola like texture. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2004
A nice color indeed, dark and rich with a layer of white froth. A hint of some kind of unindentifyable spice. This one is good for sipping slowly over conversation. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
clear brown, well retained foamy beige head. aroma of moxed berries and dried fruit, wholewheat bread, caramel and perfumy hops. the flavour follows but isn’t as nice. milsly roasty finish with some earthiness and citrus hop. god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
Smells like apples. Shallow off-white head with a lot of lace. Strong carbonation keeps the head up for a long time.
Caremellt-brown color, dry texture. The killer is the sour-alkaline finish that puts the nail in the coffin: not that great a beer. steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2004
Malty nose. Roasted hoppy bitterness. Clean finish. Enjoyable beer. Flavor rolls back on your tongue.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Mahogoney colored with a small light tan head floating at the top. Aroma is strong with a mix of sweet fruit, malt, and hops. Light to medium bodied and watery with a mild carbonation. Flavors are sweet up front, maybe some mollasses mixed in with malt. The roasted malt flavors build into a strong harsh hop finish. This one leaves a roasted bitterness in the back of the throat long after the beer is gone. An okay beer. Bakes (17) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2004
I really enjoyed the color and taste of this beer. I will definately buy it again next winter. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Brown color medium frothy head dissolves to a ring of lace. Nose is roasted malts as is the flavour. Finish is dry and roasty. A bit thin bodied but not a bad beer. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This beer didn't really impress me that much. It tasted very malty and dry, but it was not horrible. It was hard to drink more than a few of these. OK. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2004
well carbonated ruby/amber body, uniform tan topper. hoppy nose, spicy and floral with a nice caramely backbone. creamy soft and inviting. front is sweet and caramely yiealing to a spicy hop character. the bubbly effervescence doesn't cover up the thin mouthfeel though. some chocolatey notes underlying, along with light roastey grains.