marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a delicious plum and chocolate aroma and a thin tan head. There is a slightly sour dark fruit flavor that has mellowed over the years, blending well with the spices and candi sugar. A very pleasant drink.
bhensonb (12139) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Schultsc. Thanks for the great trade for this bottle filled in 2002!!! Pours very dark brown with a fizzy transient light tan head. Aroma is like mildly sour cola with raisin. Med body. Pretty smooth. Light heat. Dark malt, chocolate and raisin flavors. It is amazing how this has aged. It seems fresh!
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. This is the 10th rating for this brew, so I get to put it on the map. Sweet, unique aroma. Indicates dessert beer qualities. Clear amber body with a white head and excellent lace. Allspice notes in the palate. It’s higher strength is evident. Coriander also detectable. Unique and excellent brew.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeasty, sumemr fruit aroma. Fruity (summer), yeast, spice flavor with slight bubblegum. Medium body. Lingering yeast, fruit, and earthiness.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear copper color with a frothy ivory head. Spicy, phenolic nose with some warm malt and banana notes- this came as a surprise since when I ordered it the bartender told me it was an American Strong Ale. Sweet and somewhat hot. Bready malt flavors with some spiciness. Dry and musty. Slight astringency. Nice.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@ O’Brien’s: Deep amber color with a medium bright white head. Flavor starts rich with tropical fruit and a touch of honey followed by a spicy hop bitterness and a light, dry citrus rind finish . Medium-full body is creamy with moderate carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ O’Brien’s. Pours clear gold with infused copper hues and expansive off white head. The aroma is light with sweetness, mild spices and a hint of tartness. The taste is sweet up front and moves more fruity with green apples and cantaloupe (just under ripe). There’s also a consistent lime then slight lemon tartness throughout.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was one finger high and off white. Aroma was not unlike a wit, actually. Yeasty bread dough, coriander, and orange. Sweet and effervescent on the tongue with a light bitter citrus peel note accented by vanilla, coriander, and clove. Reminded me of a strong with beer.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden amber with fizzy white head. Malty aroma. Smooth silky mouth feel. Good bitter bite with a hoppy perfume to the finish.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bhensenb. Pours a purple cola color with a light biege head. Aroma is sour and the flavor is slightly sour with a hint of raisins.