Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arrogant with good reason. Gives ya something to think about. Definately not something I could drink every day but an interesting experience.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste buds get reasy for asn ass KICKIN! this is a big beer with lots of flavor, worth buying just for the comentary on the bottle, strong, malty, hoppy, what else could you want in a beer, excellent!
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty nose. Less hoppy than its brother IPA. Light barley-wine or a big brown ale. However, I do find the beer to be chockfull of complex malt, yeast, and hop flavors. Its hot in Baltimore and I do not mind this bastard.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved this beer, which probably means I am a drinker of taste and sophistication, since I could appreciate the quality and depth of this ale. Lovely sweet malty aroma, dark brown color and beige head. The taste is at first sweet and malty, with a hint of smoke and roasted malts, much like a stout, and finishes brutally bitter and hoppy. This is the epitome of a perfectly balanced beer.. the malt and the hops are showcased beautifully, without one overpowering the other. I would classify this beer as a strong mutant altbier.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big variety of banana, meat like, melon and nuts, barley and a grapefruit aftertaste, that gives all the varieties again. Nice red dark black color with a small head. Very interesting beer, that numbs lips. ’Keep refrigerated Numbskull!’
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Excellent beer. I AM worthy. Big bold hops, a some-kind-of-candy aroma. Rerate: seemed a lot more dry than it used to be and somehwat disappointing.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 25, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great beer that lives up to its boast.
ruby brown colour, fluffy beige head that has the texture of whipped cream, sheets of sticky sweet lace.
sweet malty aroma with a plum note.
taste starts of as malt caramel and chocolate, the middle is mellow , fruity and alcoholic, finish is dry and has a surprising hop bite.
A big beer in every sense of the term
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 The almost perfect beer. This one suits my desire for hoppy character with a balanced (nice blend of the malt and the hopps for sure)compex but bold and in your face taste. This is definately not for the novice beer drinker as its strenght might be a negative for those accostomed to yellow, watery fizzy beers.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very deep amber/red colored beer that forms a decent head.
It has an interesting flavor to it. A bit stronger than I like my beers unless they’re heavier to offset the taste of alcohl.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy, great deep color, and very complex. This is a must try if you haven’t yet.