tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep amber color with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine immediately greets you. The flavor has as complex a hop flavor as any beer I can recall. Grass, pine, and citrus hop flavors all blend well on a background of malt sweetness. An excellent beer that hides it's strength well.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Long live the Bastard. Great beer. Just the right amount of hop flavor. Looked great. Poured great.
knickerbocker (13) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Ale the way it is supposed to taste. Good Finish great hop taste, very smooth, one of the best
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can I say? I love hops and this is aggressively hopped. It can be overbearing at times but what hopfiend doesn't like to be bullied by hop intensity.
yopparai (22) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2003
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
seriously damn that description shit. if i dont have the sophistication to enjoy the taste of someone shatting in my mouth then thas ok with me. but, one good thing is the percentage is above average, but the price and the taste makes me feel like i paid for someone to crap in my mouth.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Dark brown/red in color, with a large, tan head. Pretty hoppy aroma, with a bit of lime, faint hints of malt, caramel. Flavor is hoppy and slightly bitter throughout, some dark fruit notes, a touch of sweetness early on. A true consistently great brew.
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 22oz. Bomber. This one pours a bit "Thick". There was a bit of an off white head. The beer is a bit clear, and a reddish amber color. Extremely malty with a nice hop afterbite. Unique taste. There is a bit of fruitiness in there. It is very potent. This is one my wife will definitely NOT like. I am Worthy!
guinness4life (37) - USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, but not great ale. Lacks head, but still probably one of the best american beers out there. For a strong beer it is a good example of the style. It's nicely bitter with a crisp aftertaste and somewhat hoppy. I've tasted numerous ales similar to this. It doesn't stack up to belgian strong ales but is good in its own right. The alcohol manages to be filling without being overpowering and can't be tasted. It's a tad on the (over)pricey side and difficult to acquire outside CA. On an unrelated note : if you collect beer bottles this is a must as the bottle is hysterical. In short a good beer, but it doesn't reinvent the wheel.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish Brown color with virtually no head. You can see the carbonation. Fruity...grapefruit...hoppy aroma. A bitter flavor with a fruity note. Of course a great beer.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the only other premium beer i had had before this was Delirium Nocturnum and Guinness. oh, can you imagine my surprise? i have to admit it, the bottle is what made me buy it, but the taste is what makes me love it. THIS STUFF IS DANK! i enjoy preceeding a bottle of this with a nice pisswater, just so i can laugh at the difference. does anyone else pick up a nice fruity aftertaste?