ABUSEDGOAT (2818) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Sample at Julio’s beer festival: brown body. Aroma initially was like a basement. I was worried. Once I tasted it I got notes of berries, sugar and caramel. After that I smelled it again and got light berry notes, but still not much for an aroma. Wouldn’t have guessed 10% either. Fairly tasty beer though. diabel (1721) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2006
<!-- i -->Bottle, Best before January 24th, 2011<!-- /i --><!-- br --> Clear, reddish brown body. Enormously frothy, lightly brown head (air everywhere), which collapses quite swiftly. Somewhat alcoholic aroma of butter, yeast, caramel malts, banana, ... There are some hints of a sweet, sticky cherry liquor. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish, which shows up quite lately. Turns out a little bit weak and also a little bit alcoholic. Strange combination as weakness and alcoholic seem to be 2 opposites, but this one really tastes like that. Can’t call it bad. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2006
Bottle. Red brown colour with light brown head. Aroma is yeast, fruity apple with alcohol. Flavour is yeast , fruity apple with alcohol. Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2006
Bottle. Delirium cafe, Brussel. Dark brown beer wit a good biege head. Aromas of brown candy, chocolate, nuts, bit yeasty and some dark fruit. Tastes sweet, woody, malty, nutty, a bit sourrish and bitter. Dry somewhat tart finish. Wonderful complex and fine beer, i would love to cellar some of this! macbar (30) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Bottle. Hazy dark brown with dark orange edges. Rich beige head. Cherries, banana, Royal Gala apples and light caramel in the fresh aroma. Red apples, caramel, dark chocolate and breadcrust in the malty sweet flavour. Lively carbonation. Dry finish of buscuit, banana and chocolate with nice malty sweetness in the long aftertaste, hints of ryebread.
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Blue Max Liquors, Burnsville, Mn. - 11.2 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, soft, creamy off-white head, good lace. Rich, sweet aroma presents prunes, raisins. Same elements found in the flavor with some hints of nuts, a few Christmas-like spices thrown in for good measure. Very thick mouthfeel, ABV hidden well, good night cap. Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark bronze with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel malts, spices, alcohol and yeast. Flavor caramel malts, spices , smooth. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2006
Draft. Dark brown body with a small tan head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, hint of molasses, and spices. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, more dark fruits, light alcohol, and a nice spice profile. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation feel and a light bit of warmth. Finishes with more dark fruit notes, light caramel, sweet malts, alcohol and spices. thedm (6306) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2006
This bottles brew from our 2/4/06 Fort Wayne Locals tasting event poured a large sized tan colored head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a thick foamy lacing and a semi-opaque dark brown colored body with suspended carbonation. The aroma was yeasty and vinous with a mild brown malty note. The mouth feel was very vinous and tingly at the start then mellowed significantly in the finish. The flavor contained notes of vinous strong dark brown malts. very tasty indeed! ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with dark orange edges. Rich beige head. Cherries, banana, Royal Gala apples and light caramel in the fresh aroma. Red apples, caramel, dark chocolate and breadcrust in the malty sweet flavour. Lively carbonation. Dry finish of buscuit, banana and chocolate with nice malty sweetness in the long aftertaste, hints of ryebread.