Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Pours hazy red/brown with floaters. Short off white head. Malty brown sugar nose. Berries, soft hops, caramel,chocolate and vanilla. Minerally. Flavours are rounded nicely but seems to water out in the finish. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Murky mahogany-brown w/ lots of sediment. Frothy beige head. Sweet malty aroma w/ slight yeasty fruitiness. Body is a little bit thin. Rich, malty flavour w/ a slight fruitiness. Mild notes of iron & wood. mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
This roasted almond colored beer has a near perfect brownish-white, fizzy head that leaves a touch of lacing. The nose is incredibly malty with caramelized grains and hints of chocolate. The palate echos the intensity of the nose with massive caramel and nutty malt. The finish actually picks up a touch of hoppiness, which quickly fades into marzipan. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Pours a cloudy light brown. Aromas of malt fruit and caramel. Body is very light, with caramel, malt and some hops, that quickly disappears. Alcohol is well hidden, almost unnoticible. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Beer bottle brown with a rosey red glow, medium height, loosely bubbled dusted tan cap, crumbles down to leave a disorderly bubbly skim and intricately woven sheets of lacing that eventually break into spots.
Aroma is softly moderate on the nose with slight fruits with some caramel drizzling and butterscotch rum candy. Initially, when first poured, the aroma started out really nice with a whiskey-like perfume of caramel in front, but soon after it sat for a moment it completely sank way into the back.
Taste is quick and mild with some slight pear, dullish banana, and berry fruits in front, dustings of cocoa, dribbles of caramel midway. Dry and empty finish. Slight return of fruits late.
Feel is light, gets a bit of a pick up toward the middle and into the finish. Its not watery, more or less just thin or perhaps weak-ended, it lacks some depth and thickness thats usually attributed to a good dubble. Finishes dry, but works at it in a tenuous manner. This was pretty average.
C5Drvr (18) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Pour was a bit disappointing, not a lot of head and it decayed quite quickly to a thin film, and in its defence it did have a descent lace. A nice apple aroma with a hint of spice. Taste is dominated by caramel and malt, slightest touch of hops (tails off quite quickly) with very little change to the finish. It taps the front of the tounge and the top of the mouth until the aftertaste which is primarly the back of the mouth. possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Bottle. Aroma is a nice fruit (apple) scent. Color is deep amber. Very smooth caramel flavor with a touch of hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. I really like this one. It is worth the price just for the cool ceramic bottle! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Clear mahogany body topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, anise. Taste is mild sweet, caramel, anise. Finish is somewhat burnt, with slightly sweet brown sugar. Watery medium body. IslandHaole (1268) - Misawa, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2004
A medium brown with orange tons and loads of particulates floating in it. A lumpy tan head. A sweet dessert smell, like rum poured over a rich spice cake. Taste is oak, candi sugar and alcohol. MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2004
Large, fluffy, dense tan head that lingers for some time. Mirky reddish brown in color. Malty somewhat alcoholic aroma. Despite the large head, not overcarbonated. Moderated to full bodied flavor. Flavor is malty, fruity, bitter and yeasty Finishes bitter and somewhat caramel and chocolaty. This is a good belgian ale. It lacks some richness and complexity, but has a very clean finish for the complexity it does have.