DeBojanx (2) - Fayetteville, USA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By Far my favorite beer on Tap @ The TapHouse! Bold flavor and great taste!!!
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer by an American brewer. It’s fruity, easy to drink, has a great, mildly foamy head.
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
YES YES! oh sinister minister you touch me like a choir boy. A great amber hue with pale light head. Aromas of dark candied fruits, malty sweetness, cereal. Aw the mouth feel is medium to heavy with caramel, sweet nuts, candy malts, and a delicious balance of hops caressing your tongue. Try cellaring this for a year or more. mmmmmmmmmmm!
maltdog (610) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I must confess surpise at the mere 86th percentile at time of rating... perhaps I stumbled onto a bottle from an exceptionally excellent batch. 22 ounce bomber. Pours with a startling coppery-apricot color that I’ve never before encountered. Crystalline clarity transforms my tulip of ale into an amber fisheye lens. Veritable galaxies of miniscule bubbles race upward, as frenzied and mesmerizing as dancing flame, to join the lumpy foam that pings like hail on a tin roof. (The second pour produces an enchanting snowglobe of floaties.) A mouthwatering menagerie of melding smells… candied citrus, spiced carrotcake, peach, bubblegum, banana, pungent Szechuan peppercorns, vanilla malt, lychee, freshly-turned earth, crushed blackberries, musky livestock, licorice, grape soda… the mind reels to contemplate it, and I have yet to taste! Although less complex, each epiphanous sip proves more harmonious than the almost cacophanous aromatics, displaying intense-but-not-cloying date sweetness, resiney pine exudations, cloves and candycanes, cognac and candy corn, and gingery, gum-numbing ethanolic heat. This elixir finishes with a haymaker wallop of cherry, yeast, and peppery smoke. As my first glass nears emptiness, I goggle at the foam clinging like a wet teeshirt to a coed primed with two dixie cups of white zinfandel from a box. Ironically parallel to that analogy, befitting brain-pickling alcoholic strength asserts itself halfway through the second glass; my addled mind struggles for words, and my unfeeling fingers record nonsensical glyphs and mystical (ha!) runes. Touche, Reverend! Absolutely decadent palate: thick, smooth and rich as whipped butter, soft as down, and creamy as lotion. Unbelieveable! The aftertaste is more of a sensation; a bittersweet back-of-throat burn, actually quite warming and pleasant. Surprising and equally memorable, a lingering retronasal afterscent exerts itself, perfumey and lavender-y… reminds me of a stripper I knew way back when. Cue harp music. Excuse me now, as I sink into a stuporous slumber of erotic dreams.
davidm (1873) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at the "Blind Tiger". Great beer. Aromas of baked apples, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter background, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Brown, cloudy in the glass.
bigandy1978 (3) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
alcohol, chocolate, cloudy, brown, tan foam, It’s flavor is bold, deep and delicious.full body, slick feel, soft carbonation. One of these beers will mess you up. (22 oz.)
ghawener (1430) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 17, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At RateBeerians Tasting. Bottle: Religously good. Bold, complex, well rounded, ABV well hidden. Be careful.
oberabcbbsok (688) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted 3 versions 2008, 2005 and 2002. Wow what a beer. Spiceses and a full mounth and good aftertaste. I hope i can try some other beers from this very nice brewery.
danrcook (23) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has a pleasant and boisterous nose with a very flavorful taste and, in my opinion, pleasantly carbonated.
Cybercat (2789) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is strong, very malty, with a rich fruity overtone and hints of caramel and toffee. Color is a beautiful clear reddish copper, and head is fairly thick and fine-bubbled. Flavor is sublime - malty, fruity, nutty, strong hop hints, touches of caramel and sweetness, even a teeny bit of smoke. Texture is smooth, and aftertaste includes a hint of brandy and a soupcon of sweetness. Definitely a beer to be revered. ;)