beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark orange brown pour. Malty aged aroma and flavors, some amounts of caramel, and fairly dry. I think all of this was due to the fact that the beer had been in cellar for a while. Don’t do this - this beer doesn’t cellar too well. If this beer was fresh and not cellared, even worse.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear dark copper colorwith a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and some paper notes. The beer has a malty flavor with mild acidity and then a dry lightly bittered finish. Actually at the end of a fairly long finish this gets very dry.
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy and initially tasty and drinkable. Body on the thin side. A bit of spice not much. Low alcohol a plus..I can get another beer in. Average beer overall, easy to drink. OK to have once. Balance of bitterness and sweetness on the latter. Expiry June 2006.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pour translucent bronze with a 2 finger thick off-white head, aroma of sweet malts, citrus, alcohol, and hops. Flavor is sweet, fruity, slightly bitter hoppy. Good body, good brew.
omhper (19225) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 Bottled. Clear ruby, average head. Soapy orangey hop aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel. Hop driven with big crystal malt character. Spicy orangey finish with good bitterness.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut color with a small light brown head. Caramel malts, and some grassy hops in the aroma. Lightly sweet, notes or roast and chocolate malts. Moderate bitterness keeping things in balance. Light caramel notes. Spicy hop finish.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottles: Obtained in trades with hopscotch and shadey, thanks Eric and Shane!) Purchase before Jun, 2006. The nose is hoppy, grassy, caramely and malty, but not all that sweet. Caramely maltiness is moderately sweet-tasting and lightly roasty, but hops is clearly in evidence as well, both in actual flavor and in the moderate, balancing level of bitterness. Medium-full bodied and gently carbonated, but the beer deposits a slick, oily coating in my mouth, though I don’t taste its usual cause. Medium brown color with near-perfect clarity. Two fingers of light-tan head gradually settles to a thin, but complete layer, leaving a dense foam on the glass. A nice, simple winter beer.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent Winter Ale, Very dark, hints of chocolate in the mix, with nice burnt malt and hops aftertaste. Good for a snowy evening!
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a nice creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma, some hops, a bit creamy. Flavor is bitter, but also brings malts and nuts.
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask offering at Spuyten in Brooklyn. Very nice tatste for such a low abv offering. Great amber color and head. Nice caramel flavors. Good hops. Tasted very similar to a double pale to me.