kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) Brown with hints of red. Off white head fades quickly. Aroma is sweetish malt and vegetables. Flavor is some malt, and again with the vegetables. Canít say I analyzed it too much - I poured it out after a few sips.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Man, what a cheesy label. Pours a murky ruby-brown with an average size diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma is malty, fruity and toasty with some brown sugar and chocolate -- pretty nice. Flavour of dark malt, light hops, a little toasty and, whoa, thereís the booze -- I didnít expect that from the aroma. Watery body, too thin for the style. Started off well but it was ultimately disappointing.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
had high hopes for this beer and ended up disappointed. taste is nothing extraordinary and comes off almost flat.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ironic name for such a half-limp, over-sold beer. This one spoke softly but failed to carry . . . . Trying to guess the mild fruit in there . . . grapes? Head receded so fast I had to douse it with Rogaine. Must have succeeded only in diminishing the palate and flavor, as this was thin and watery afterwards. Or perhaps it was an improvement? I canít control for this Rogaine factor to really know. Maybe needs some Viagra?
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle via Ogglethorpe (thanks!). Pours a semi-hazy dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Nose is fruity, malty, sour. And that is exactly how it tastes with an overcarbonated hoppy but tart finish. Light/medium body. Eeehhh, next.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Slightly murky red-brown with . . . no, I canít do it. This is crap. Complete crap. It smells like sour feet. Taste is bready, lots of alcohol, and something like four pounds of sugar per glass. Itís godawful. Itís slimy. Itís crap, crap, crap. I want to drive to Battle Creek and find someone to apologize for the $6.49 I just poured down the drain. No, I donít want them to apologize for me pouring it. I want them to apologize for it ever having hit my lips in the first place.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown-copper body with a tall, rocky, tanned head. The aroma consists of green leafy tobacco, soapy spice, and bread. Sweet caramel flavour, toasty bread, with some alcohol present. A bit weak in the flavour department, overall. It’s not terrible though.
Purchased at Bello Vino in Ann Arbor during the month of December 2006.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Very nice dark reddish-amber with a small ring of off-white bubbles. Aroma of roasted malt and a nice tart fruitiness. Thinnish body. Flavour is sweet off the top, quickly turns tart and very warm. Alcohol is a bit overpowering in the finish, especially given the lack of body.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, my bottle. Deep ruby, slightly hazy, average diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma - vaguely woody, lurking booze, sweet malt, dark fruit, peppery yeast and some tart bitterness as it opens more - like a very mild BW. Taste is definitely alcoholic, woody sweet toasty malt, slightly soapy hops, fairly long increasingly bitter/boozy finish. Watery astringent body, alcoholic linger, a little sweetness left on the tongue - simple but decent, if a tad aggressive with the alc.
lordeche (478) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours fairly dark brown with medium head. Aroma of sour apple and light malts. I havenít had an old ale so this is quite unique for me. Sour, but not overbearing. A little caramel sweetness in the finish.