Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium hazy copper with nice head. Aroma was woodsy, with a touch of sourness. Malty flavors of caramel blended with peaches, dark fruit, and warming alcohol. Nice. Love this brewer.
jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a two-finger head that fades slowly leaving thick lace. Slightly cloudy amber color. Very good carbonation - pour slowly. Nose has a hint of musty flowers and some raisin. Sweet, heavy bodied and just hints of the high ABV, should be savored. $10.25 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Dark deep red or copper color. The head remained the same throughout the pour. Definite fruit aroma. Very complex smells. Good mouth feel with equally complex flavors. Fruit, yeast, and I would agree with a buttery aftertaste. Quite tasty. If only I was patient enough to age a bottle. 9/5/9/5/19.
2005 750ml bottle aged at least 3 years and consumed in 2008. Pours a muddy brown with a patchy head of tight white bubbles. Aroma is fruity and yeasty but muddied. Flavors are better; yeast is there and alcohol. But the spices, raisins, and fig flavors round out the flavor profile. Age has not been kind; everything is muted and dull. 6/3/6/3/15
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly cloudy amber, off white head. dried fruit, plums, booze, toffee aroma with some dark buttered bread. the flavour is sweet buttery and boozy, but not as nicely complex as the aroma. still quite tasty.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Reallly nice beer, with flavors of port wine, spice and nutmeg.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper in colour with a cream coloured head. Aroma was yeasty, malt, sugar and oranges. Flavour was slightly yeasty, caramel sweetness, some malt, creamy. Medium-large body with some alcohol coming through. Finishes with a slight alcohol heat, smooth and pretty well balanced. Not bad.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malt, hops and brown sugar. Amber/red with a cream coloured head. Flavours are hops, malt,caramel and demerara. Medium bodied, well balanced. Fabulous! Thanks joey_capps!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer disembogues from the corked 750ml brown bottle a nebulous mahogany color, the head is spumescent and behemothic in size, the color a winsome tan, as it ever so slowly fades, the lace forms a glutinous sheet to obscure the glass. The nose has a nice aroma of yeast, backed by some fusel alcohol, hints of fruit, over ripe plums comes to mind, with the start sweet and nicely malted, the top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has is stern in its acidity, somewhat tart, the hops delectable in their spicy bite, and the aftertaste maintains the dry tartness to the very end, a nice bit of warming in the tummy also noticed from the 10 percent ABV. My thanks goes to Argo0 for this bottle which he gave me at our little gathering at Papago.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft sweetness light woody bitterness, sugars and touch of yeast. Ruby red, cloudy with thick head. Nice feel, sits well. Sweetness is subdue by hefty alcohol, decent balancing. Quality yes, but did not impressed me with anything special.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany, full tan head. Aroma is full with yeast, spice, malt, banana and nutmeg. Flavor is kind of raisiny, sweet, malty, yeasty. Creamy mouthfeel, nice alcohol masking. Very enjoyable.