mnmike (941) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Brew Pub. Very unique beer. licorice, reddish hue, plus much complexity in the taste.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear reddish amber pour with a monster frothy head. Nose is very subtle bread. Lighter but smooth palate. Taste is bread, spices, and licorice. Nice brew.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper pour with a small off white to tan head. Visible carbonationsticky lacing.nicely hopped flavor and aroma hints of toffeea subdued kind of taste with some healthy carbonation. A nice easy drinking beer.
MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coppery / red pour. Aromas of spice, floral grass hop and citrus.
The flavor was bread, hop and orange peel. Very nice.
bluemooner (573) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby-copper pours with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is bready with spices and hops. Flavor is bready with hints of raisins, caramel, licorice, hops, and other spices. Medium body with good carbonation and the alcohol is masked nicely. Pretty tasty and rather unique brew overall.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handbottle thanks to Stine - thanks! This one has an amber color with a smaller head. Aroma is dominated by heavy spices, candy, and thick floral hops. Flavor is sweet and heavily spiced with some hop influence. Nice, but not as good as I hoped for such a huge beer.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Growler] shared by JoeBrew. Pours clear burnt caramel color with a small off white head. Aroma is strong in caraway, with some caramel, toffee, and raisins. The flavor mimics the aroma perfectly. Medium mouthfeel. Finishes with a little hop bitterness.
Guerde (1111) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(growler) Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aromas of peach, fennel, and what must be caraway (I hadn’t smelled caraway before drinking this beer). These scents blend into something rather pleasant. Taste is strong and spiced, with again, caraway and fennel, but also some caramel, and fruitiness as well. Mouthfeel was medium.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Growler] Pours reddish-brown with a tiny white head. Aroma is very spicy, with the caraway especially showing through. The taste is also spicy--a little too much so. The caraway and fennel are dominant, but there is also light banana and toasted malt. Medium-thin mouthfeel with a long finish. I’m not a big fan of caraway, but I wouldn’t have minded it if it had been more subtle, and not overpowering as I found it to be here.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Heritage Liquors Inauguration beer tasting in Maplewood, Minnesota. Via growler pours a reddish amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that quickly dissipates clean. Aroma of roasted dark caramel malt, some raisin, cherries and some flowery hops. Taste is semi-sweet, full bodied, with minimal carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, dark cherries, some caraway and a touch of dark pitted fruits. Finish is semi-sweet with a mild cherry and caramel aftertaste that slowly disappears.