ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fairly strong beer that has a chocolaty colour as well as aftertaste. Head stays a long time and looks real good. Not bad at all.
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NOt really my type. It was dark, and with an ale colour, like the New Castle one. BUt it was too hopy, unnacesary, perhaps. Almost no foam, and tiring too.
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
well i was expecting a bit more from this. even for a bitter the taste was rather plain. Can’t really describe this, except that it is excedingly plain.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours medium amber/brown with a big, thick off white creamy head. Head stays around for a while too, real pretty. Aroma slightly bitter, malty, with apples. Bitter smell, like a red delicious apple. First taste is light, apples, caramel, tasty malt, maybe hazelnut. Light bitterness on the back of the tongue, increases as flavor disappears. Feels a bit on the thin side, but the maltiness on the tongue makes it feel a bit creamy at the same time. Like 2 percent milk. Aftertaste leaves you a ghost of hops on the back of the throat and tongue, but disappears, finishing clean. All that being said, there is a little metallic hint in every part: aroma, flavor, finish. Not unpleasant, but noticeable. Still a pretty tasty beer.
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A deep red color with very little head. Very little taste jumps out at me. This is very suprising. There is a little of an alcohol nip, but not to the point where it is detrimental. Another rater mentioned a metallic hint and I agree.
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve tried this on several occasions, most recently on tap, and I will not be influenced by my initial, horrible experience with an infected bottle in 2004.
Served as an amberish/red/brown with a small head that laced all the way down the glass. Nutty, malted aroma which dictated the course of events for the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malt-lean... mostly sweet and nutty with just a hint of metallica at the finish. Thinner than I’d have liked, but not too shabby.
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FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Dark translucent red brown, thin film of light tan head. Caramel and earthen malt in the aroma. Slightly sweet and caramel maltiness in the flavor, tinges of muted herbal hops. Finish has slight residual sweetness and a chalky presence. Mouthfeel is light, slightly dry.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Amber coloured with a beige head. Caramel in both aroma and flavour and some slightly sweet, perfumy notes. Lovely, nutty ale. 020101
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade with beerandblues2 - Thanks Brad! - Pours brown with a short offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, and some nuts. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, roasted and toasty notes too. Palate is medium bodied and fairly smooth to drink. Not many hops to be found in this though. Easy drinker but nothing great here. Average.
Habanero (4369) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted and hoppy aroma. Medium beige short lasting head. Dark ruby colour. Flavour of of roasted malts and some fruitiness. Slightly bitter medium lasting finish.