amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1995 Vintage at Eccentric Cafe. This was very interesting. Dark red/brown color with almost no carbonation or head. Aroma was extremely spicy, almost smelled like a ginger beer, but with some alcohol. Flavor was sweet malty barleywine as a backbone with lots of spice in the middle and finish, especially ginger. This had a very sharp and almost bitter finish due to the spicyness, I found this very intriguing. I tried this next to a 1999 vintage that my buddy was drinking which did not have nearly the same amount of spice. Overall this was an interesting beer to try once.
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
They've got citrus, hops, spice, caramel, etc. Amazing!!! You've got to try this one. If heaven were to bless alcohol other than wine it would bless this beer. Who needs food when you got this beer. So much flavor it lives up to Bell's excellence.
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
i had several vintages of this beer this weekend. i think that the 2001 was better than 2002. i haven’t cracked the 1999 yet. the beer had very little head and was a dark brown with the wonderful unfiltered cloudiness. the super hoppiness was great yet it had a suprising woody taste that followed. there was also something that added a little kick like pepper or nutmeg or something. i would definitely drink it cold though. pretty damn good
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer tastes just like a roll of 5 flavor life-savers, after someone else has picked out all but the green ones.
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 batch. Strong smell. Complicated taste. Too much going on in the beer to pick out individual flavors. Possibly licorice.
ianhuntley73 (21) - - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2010 bottle) Pours a dark root beer color with a small quickly dissipating head. Smalls of booze, age, and malts and not much else. First sip is chocolate, spice - pine, licorice and then deep bitterness. A nice earthiness comes through thanks to the maple syrup. Quite a unique taste that to me works nicely. Carbonation is spot on making for a great creamy mouthfeel. A very nice brew indeed.
ThunderChicken (10) - Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Eccentric Ale:
This one will leave you pondering.
t\The nose is wonderful, and yet confusing.
Silky and dark with a lingering head of dark tan. It tastes of coffee, then sweet malt. It is very complex. There is definitely a lot going on here. I dont know if im picking out the popcorn or the malt balls. there is somthing vegetal, but it mingles perfectly. A slight bite on the back of the palate just to remind you you are drinking something special.
kenoshakid (6) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a few on tap during Eccentric Day 2006 and the day after. An extremely sweet malty beer with a bourbon aftertaste. Goes down extremely smooth. The one I had after Eccentric Day looked and tasted a lot less heavy as the stuff they had the night before. Worth trying at least once.
yooper4299 (6) - Up North, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2001 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
’Monster of a beer’ - what an understatement! Very interesting flavor! Overall a great experience, but watch out, it barks AND bites.
pauldeeds99 (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one great beer.