pineypower (3075) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a deep ruby color with a small lacing head. Aroma is of some sweet fruit with some hops. Very nice body and nice mouthfeel. Tase is complex some notes of apple, fig, grape and some spice here and there. Some alcohol and some wine-like dryness on the finish. Once again a very solid effort from a great brewery
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:light hazy cooper-orange,small head...
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly hazed amber pour. A slight hop aroma with a flavor of fruit (kinda applely. A slight bitter dry finish. A smoother palate than I expected when I first poured and smelled this beer. A beer I struggled to understand. I wish I could have had about 6 more oz. to try. A beer that is complex but is very special.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
first, next, and every sniff is that stupid Jolly Pumpkin sour aroma. Flavor is quite complex with all types of shit going on: sourness, wood, hops, and sweetness. They all blend together well. I wish it was everthing it was without the sourness. Oh, yeah, this is one really sweet looking beer. Big white head with a softly cloudy light red color.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
spicy, candi sugar aroma. suggest american tripel. maybe coriander. deep amber color, some opacity. limited head. tastes pretty alcoholic.
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice frothy head, leaving some lingering bubbles on the surface. Flavors of malt, yeast, fresh fruits (pears, apples), dried fruits (raisins, prunes, dates, cherries), caramel, toffee. Smooth, sweet, full-bodied brew... (not at all syrupy), maybe even slightly dry/hoppy finish. A truly awesome beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
KP’s Fest. Pours a medium cloudy amber with a frothy white head and some lace. I dont understand why they would use a champagne yeast- and I dont particularly like the results from its use, but it was still pretty tasty beer. Aroma reminded me of a few of Tom Bakers beers with the bread yeast- giving a very dirty wierd fruity esters, and a hint of fruity sweet-tarts and lemony finish. I get a slight sourness in the end and a wierd artificial sweetness kinda like pez-candy. Finish was obvioulsy very dry with a light tartness and a bit yeasty. Pretty decent beer, but not worth the money especially compared to their other high priced beers. Maybe Im just spoiled after havig the interlude a few times in the past couple months.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a reddish amber with a medium off white head, which dissipates. i would say the carbonation is medium. The aroma is lightly fruity, some earthy yeast and fruits, notes of citrus. Taste is fruits, grapes, wood, light citrus, slightly earthy yeast, with a lightly tart and slightly bitter finish. The 9.2 % is very well hidden, this beer is very drinkable....and good.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber color with a moderate head. The aroma and flavor were both very complex. A malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. The flavor consisted of some molasses, raisins, cherries, caramel, and alcohol. Good stuff.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really some beer! I had it too cold but we took our time and t was worth it. Some real spice (anise) from the champagne yeast along with a lot of spicy cinnamon and bark/wood. Just delicious. Never veered into too sweet a territory, although a bit of pine/grapefruit from the cascades is clear. A vey nice blend and one that is sure to impove wonderfully. I will seek this out (a friend turned me on to it).