CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean and clear copper mahogany with a thin light tan head with fine lacing. Aroma isn’t particularly complex, but has some sweet caramel maltiness, a touch of pepper and some Belgian yeasty esters. Body starts fairly viscous with appropriate carbonation. Has a nice Belgian malty and candi sugar sweetness throughout with some bready yeast character toward the dry, peppery and fizzy finish. This is fairly well balanced, but the great complexities, especially that of dark fruit, that can be found in a Westy or Rochefort are just bereft here.
badgerben (4809) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color with no head. Slightly sweet aroma. Mainly a malt body with some hops to back it up, but not enough to distract. Some cherry, but again, not much. It’s quite tasty, but basically just very malty.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Reddish Amber Coloring With White Ring. Similiar to a Dry, Alcoholic Kriek... Malty...and Hops...Fruity - Cherry, Yeast.... and Nice Warming. Subtle for What it is.
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber ale with no head. Apple cider aroma, slighlty spiced. Porto sweetness with resinous pinhey hops. Rich bodied and delicious. May 2004.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper with only a white ring for head. Caramel,sweet malt and hard sugar candy in the aroma. Very sweet initial taste lasts quite awhile. Alot of sugar present in the flavor. Candy,caramel and molasses. Has only a slight warming feeling. Already bought one more. Can’t decide if I want to drink it or store it. I will agree with the "sinfully smooth" description without a doubt.
TerryR (390) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber color with virtually no head. Aroma of fruit, alcohol and yeast. Flavor is sweet from the malt and candy sugar. Slight tartness in the finish. Alcohol is definitely present but not overly so. Nice. I’ll have to look for their imperial stout.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy malt and yeast nose, with a bit of head. This has a powerful flavor; full of rich fruit, roasted malts, Belgian character and a pleasant alcohol presence. Very full bodied.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish amber with a shiny little tan head. Has a Belgian character with some roasted malt, fruity aroma, and hints of yeast. Sour and bitter flavor with hints of alcohol. There is an active carbonation and a nice roasted malt that peaks out from deep in the throat. A litle dirty in the mouth, not complex enough, just big.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 I am only recently starting to experience the Avery beers as they just became available in my region recently. Had this one on draft at Smokin Joes in Pittsburgh. Poured a bronze color with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet and citrusy. The flavor is sweet with noted hops, citrus, pineapple, cherry and spice. The finish is spicy and dry.Interesting.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden orange, nice fluffy head. Malty, corriander, dark fruits & alcohol nose. Tart, rasiny flavor. Vaguely buscuity (?) - nice and fruity. This is good but almost overkill - I’d rather have an Ommegang.