Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darft at Arbor Brewing. Dark red color with medium head that diminished slowly. Good complex aroma malt, citrus and sweet tone. Light to medium body with smooth texture. Above average flavor with a well balanced medium finish.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught @ Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Burgundy color. Fresh, citrusy, grapefruit hop aroma with hints of caramel and roasted malts. Complex roasted malt flavor with toasty tones and a fresh, crisp floral cascade flavor. Great texture, intensifying and melding all the flavors. Like most of Arbor’s stuff tonight, this was impressive.
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt, caramel, coffee aroma. Nice darl red hues. A little thin in body. Butterscotch. Not bad.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: dark red amber with decent head. Initial sweet taste fades to bitter almost immediately. Little rough around the edges.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Red amber in color. Whitish head with some lacing. Fair malt and hop in aroma. Sweet caramel and citric hop. Fairly well balanced, perhaps a little heavy on the hop side. Very noticeable grapefruity finish.
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: Light malt and hop aroma. Hazy amber with a white head. Kind of nutty with a hop finish. A little watery, blanc, and boring.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little watery. A definite PNW mouthfeel, as far hoppiness goes. Initially sweet, but a definite lead in to hoppy bitterness.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Dark muddy reddish brown, like drying blood...sour cherry-licorice nose is subtle and balanced sweet-tart...roasty, dry initial flavor profile with some background earthy pungent hops...very woody/fruity later, cherries and various berries...wet finish. Lovely.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample: Clear caramel color with thin rim of bubbles. Caramel dominates the nose, reminded me of caramel candies. Once it warms I can get a hint of the dry hopping, but even then just barely. The hops is prevailant at the finish, making a bitter kiss at the finish. Yum!
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery. Poured a small white head, uncarbonated, transparent, good lacing, and a red hue. Malty and hoppy aroma and echoed in the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.