Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Prunish aroma along with roasted coffee. Semi-carbonated, not much lace on glass. Oily mouthfeel. Malty at first taste, then nice dry finnish. A good beer.
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I never heard of this beer or brewery until somebody introduced to me at a party. An English Strong Ale showing up at a summer Rolling Rock and wine party was a great surprise. Beer had a short lasting compact head, a cola color, roasted flavor, and coffee nose.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a clear dark ruby with a creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor were very sweet, malty, chocolate, plum, alcohol. Very wet feel, soft carbonation, wet/long finish.
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Roasty and malty, soft and rounded. Very tasty and complex with salty bitterish finish and a touch of wood.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Amber color. Large head. Aroma is malty and nutty. A medium bodied. Malts are nutty, dark fruits and molasses. Hops are spicy. Well balanced. Smooth taste. No hint of the 8% alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and dry. Nice..
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark chestnut with red shine. Slight, light-brown head. Nose of grapes, raisins, vineous and hops. With warming up, there follows a smell of kaffirlime (peel, as in Thai cuisine). Taste are grapes, tobacco, some bitter chocolate,and lots of hops, but well balanced with dark malts. Very chewy mouthfeel. Retronasal gives nice tobacco-and-hops, long, but after a quite long time, a new impression of sweet chocolate emerges. What impresses me most in this beer is its very succeeded balance.
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Pleasant aroma with berry and pineapple fruitiness, sweet dark malt, hop spice and a hint of chocolate. Deep, dark red in color with a lasting, creamy, off-white head and fine lacing. Flavor provides some toffeeish, bready malt sweetness, faint semi-sweet chocolate, some vaguely punch-like fruit, and a wisp of spicy, Northwest hop flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is just right, creamy and lightly effervescent, and with a medium-full body, . Fruity and nutty aftertaste. A very respectable offering.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with a bone/beige heavy head. Malty aroma with components of toffee, dark malts, light juicy fruit and citrus zest. Malt sweetness on the tip with mild light fruit flavors followed by mild coffee and bitter light chocolate. As this one warms it become quite bitter and the alcohol really comes out. Better cool.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2003 A tasty tipple indeed - dare I say a tempting toddy. Excellent color, excellent sweet nutty flavor. Slightly bitter with a great finish.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper brown with a pillowy light tan head which leaves a fine lace behind. Sweet caramel malty aroma with hints of potpourri and ground coffee beans. Body is sweet with light chocolate and coffee before a dry warming hop finish. This beer has the same hop flavor as almost every other Colorado micro I've tried. It's somewhat metallic and wants to be overpowering, but ends up pretty bland. The complexity of malts in this beer, however, do a relatively good job of covering it up, as well as masking the 8% abv.