Evil6six6 (4) - USA - OCT 24, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is very strong and not for the weak of heart... the first couple of beers is very bitter... almost nasty. When you get used to the blatant slap in the face you will actually enjoy this beverage. One of my favorites.
micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 this is the most hoppiest beer i have ever had. this is a good beer i like this one pretty well...i won't be using this in my crock pot.
raymow (1374) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, hoppy and malty with a great dark reddish-brown coloring. You can taste the quality in every mouthful. Good stuff.
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this in the 22 oz. bottle, and was really disappointed after reading all the high scores. I 'm somewhat of a hophead, but either this bottle didn't travel well or I'm missing the point. The aggressiveness didn't bother me, but the lack of balance did. Undetectable malt flavor, and rather thin mouthfeel. I liked the hops flavor, but the bitterness afterward was just too unbalanced for me to really enjoy. I'll give it another try when I can have it on tap.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Pours dark ruby color. Light tan head. Tight lacing. Aroma is hops, pineapple. Fruity. Flavor is about the same. Simply excellent.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly thinnish aroma for such a solid red color but the taste and mouthfeel were wonderful, creamy sweet wellrounded taste,which stays pretty consistant through whole bottle. You just start noticing alcohol at the end. Top notch brew
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red on the pour, good size head with some retention and nice lacing. Aroma is mostly hops, with some citrus fruit and a touch of malt. Flavor is hoppy, of course, but there is a nice malt backbone, and definitely some alcohol.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, ruby red color, decent head. Aroma was filled with fruity esters, some roast, and rubbing alcohol jumped out. Beautiful mouthfeel, very smooth. Malts add weight here, some roasted flavors, a bit of passion fruit, and a clear flavor of ethanol. I found the alcohol to be very up front in this beer, not necessarily a bad thing. Bitter on the finish, but not at all overly bitter. Would be very interested in trying the Double.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Deserving of it's reputation, really bitter finish. The Double Bastard is even better.
Aggie80 (806) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good head and great lacing! This was a logo pint night at The Ginger Man in Austin. Nice red color, good hop flavor without overpowering the glass. I enjoyed it and found it refreshing.