BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This scotch colored strong ale has a light candy aroma--that lacked potence for some reason. Candied cherry flavor becomes more pronounced with each sip. This beer seems more suited for Christmas time than for its summer release While a tad sweet for my tastes, this is a beer that should pair well with desserts.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap GABF ’02: Dark orange in color, mild sweet aroma. Syrupy mouthfeel and huge sweet flavor. Way too sweet if you ask me.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another enjoyable beer. Somewhat sugary sweet aroma, with some candi like brown sugar and modest toffee maltiness. Somewhat rich with some maple syrupy type thing going on the palate, but overall pretty enjoyable, could be a little more balanced.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is honey amber thin tan head...smell is sweet with brown sugar with some toffee...taste is sweet and chewy...eyedrinkale rated into his cup...
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Big Time. Pours clear dark copper with a full sweet body and light carbonation. Citrus toffee nose. Toffee and fruit in the taste. Nice finish.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (a month or so ago). Dark copper appearance with small head. Sprightly mouthfeel with some sticky hops and alcohol. fruit and hops well balanced with some malts. Very fresh tasting, well done.
OldMrCrow (1757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a dark amber with a modest head; the aroma is candy and citrus hops. The flavor is dominated by the sweet malts, especially at first. I taste marshmellow fading into a blend of dark sugar and strong hops. While this beer goes down, it’s too sweet for my taste and really doesn’t really deliver the goods for either the 8% that it packs or given the other offerings from this brewery.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambber with minimal off white head. Aroma is brown sugar and malt. Quite sweet with a toffee and rich flavour. Thick, nearing syrupy, but a little too sweet for me.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber w/ small head. Good malt sweetness. Just a bit of grapefruit hop taste. Alcohol is fairly subtle. Not hot at all. Slight bitter finish. Tasty, drinkable and not over the top.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure what they were aiming for. Thin, wet dog and cardboard malt component. Dark, stale molasses. Plums and raisins, veggies, obnoxiously bitter for the style.