Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cranberry juice red. with small tan head. Aroma is malty, with nuts and woods. Flavor similar, malty and a little wood to it, grapes, a little choclate/sweetness. Very interesting, and flavorful. Thanks to JPDipso for this one.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany body with light tan head. Toasted coffee and chocolate nose. Light maltiness with a slight roasted malt bitterness in the finish.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good solid ale but not something I would insist on buying or drinking again. Gentle hop aroma with similiar taste. Balanced malt that is almost unnoticable and just enough hops to taste them but not overpowering or bold. Smooth balanced solid ale.
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet aroma with notes of fruits and spices with flowery notes.
Sweet fruity flavour with notes of mlats and caramel.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Brown appearance, with a lasting off-white head. Hoppy nose, with citrus and some malt. Flavor is very hoppy, and a little roasty in finish. Grass in aftertaste. Could be a nice beer, but the hopwreck kind of kills all of the other flavors that are supposed to be there.
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
something bitter in the aroma that i just didnt care for, but the taste made up for it...for me, the taste of cold coffee was overwhelmingly obvious in the finish
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was sampled thanks to the kind heart of beerguy101. This one poured a cranberry/cherry color with a slight head with patchy bubbles...the color a slight hint of tan. The aroma effervesced cranberries and orange peel with big smacks of maple syrup. Canada would be pissed if they knew how much maple syrup aroma went into the making of this. There's also a hint of tea leaves in the aroma. The taste smacks of a few spices, something on the order of ginger, and a heavy dose of oranges and lemons. Some hints of sweetening malty qualities come in near the end, but not enough to truly make an impact. Something was left to be desired, but still enjoyable.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with slight alcohol esters and a hint of caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty with a slight roastiness, a touch of caramel and very slight alcohol notes. Full bodied and smooth.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark clear ruby red with a thick off white head. Aroma was lightly malty with a hint of sourness. Alcohol very prominent in the taste which has notes of chocolate/mocha, roasted malt, dark fruit and nuts. Leaves a slightly burnt aftertaste. The body was disappointing - medium light with very subtle carbonation. Decent.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like oak-aged gym socks. No, really. Disappating tannish head, largish bubbles, dark reddish cloudy body. Medium mouthfeel, lingering bitterness on swallow with a coating, sticky feel. Taste starts with tannins and light citrus, moves into roast/ash accented caramel (no toffee, I am sad), and finishes as above. Okay.