snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an orange color, almost no head, and the lacing is nothing to write home about. Aroma is mostly malty and sweet, some hop notes as well. The flavor is too sweet, thankfully there are some hops to wash the syrup from the tongue. Almost seems like a slight Belgian twist to an IPA, and I'm not sure that it works.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glowing red/oarnge. Thin head,leaves nice ring. Malty,sugar,yeasty,alcoholic aroma. Palate is very thick,quite syrupy. Very sweet:malty,spicy,sugar flavors. Luckily,quite a noticeable hop content cuts the sweetness,a bit in the finish.Not really a favorite of mine,way too much sugary sweet for me.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, mahogany pour with a rocky head and nice spotty lacing. Coriander or clove, yeast, some fruits, maybe bitter orange, and some alcohol in the nose. Flavor is mostly composed of the spices mentioned before, some more of the bitter orange, some yeast, a touch of earth, and alcohol. Sweet malts in the flavor as well. Fairly thick body, thin syrup palate and finishes with citrus and bitter hops.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-orange body with white head that disappears quickly. Some berry scent in the nose with spice and citrus. Flavor is sweet and syrupy. Very rewarding.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 Bottle: Pours dark orange with a disappearing tan head. Nice aroma of yeast, caramel and Belgian candy sugar. Flavor is a little sweet for me but still good. Alcohol is well masked. Very nice.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, I believe from 2002. Sparkly orangish-red clear body, medium lasting head. Looks kinda reminiscent of a Flemish sour to me. Strong sweet cherry/strawberry nose, pleasant if you want to smell fruit syrup but not very beerlike at all. Flavor also extremely sweet, but a bit of hop bitterness does cut into the honeyed fruit dominance. Thick, rather cloying; hints of smokiness towards the end. Drinkable, but doubt I would ever buy it again.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a ok Belgian stron Ale. Caramel, sweet, and hoppy flavor. Finishes sweet, smooth, and creamy.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown color with small head.Mild caramel aroma with alcohol noticed.Taste was kind of fruity but did have some bitterness.Alcohol is slightly burning towards the end but the malt flavor does increase on the finish.A solid beer.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This beer formed a small sized ivory head that was creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was transparent and carbonated with an orange-copper hue. The nose was malty, fruity, banana, spicy, clove, sugar and alcohol. The flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, lightly hopped, malty and alcohol notes. The mouthfeel was tingly and smooth. This is a medium bodied beer with good lacing on the sides of my glass. This is definitely a sipping beer and one that I enjoyed especially on a snowy and icy night.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a small head of mostly diminishing light brown colored bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent brown colored body and a poor lace. The aroma had mild caramel malt notes with a slight vinuous odor. Oh what a rush in the mouth! The mouthfeel comes on strong like a freight train. It is strongly vinuous with a port like alcohol content that is not masked at all. Then the sweet caramel malt hits with a big finish. Definately a big beer. Good for sippin, but maybe too overpowering in the alcohol burn.