SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown colorwith a decent white head. Laces very well.
Rich caramel aroma with fruit and some spice. Spritzy mouthfeel from the carbonation.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 The body poured a dark brown and red. Bubblegum and bananas in the aroma. Also some peaches and cinnamon. The taste had dark bread with plums, maple and cherries. Very well made brew with no detection of alcohol.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, thin, off-white head. winey, grapey aroma. Tart, but also a woodsy, oaky flavor. Sweet, but also some roasty malty flavors, as well. Nice combination of sweet and tart.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange color, nice white head. Bottle is a gusher! Aroma is sweet, fruits and malts, caramel, peaches, lemons, almonds. Flavor is sweet, but not too much so, more of the above with some darker roasted notes as well. (Chocolate)
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well carbonated, rusted red/orange in color with a dimishing off white head. Aromas were sweeter/fruity malts, caramel, apple, raisens, some drier roasted malts off set the sweetness. Flavor was caramel, raisen, banana, and dry alcohol. Thick lacing left a well designed glass.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 750 ml bottle opens gushing a little. The color is watered down brown with a big head that settles quick though. Aroma is caramel with some roasted malts. The taste is dried fruits but not rich enough. The flavors are layered with some tobacco, raisen, banana and caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is dry and on the heavy side.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large, rocky tan head that lasts with an abundance of sticky lacing. Clear, chestnut colored brew. Frutiy nose, sweet malts, raisins and chocolate, nicely blended. Medium body, gentle carbonation, coating. Medium sweet malts backed by notes of bananna, chocolate and yeast, over ripe apples and some bubblegum notes also. Finish is moderately sweet and fruity. Big alcohol, well hidden. Props to Larry Pitonka for the trade!
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Baby Duck-style plastic cork. Cloudy medium-brown colour. Big fruity aroma (grape, raisin, plum) with a little yeast and alcohol for good measure. Very sweet flavour, figgy, alcoholic and dense with malt. Lay it down - it will rock in a few years but right now itís way too sweet.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged. Cheesey plastic cork. Dark brown with a light ruby tint and thin off-white head. Sweet malty aroma throws off lots of complexity, banana, apple, plum/prune, fig/date, and a decent amount of chocolate aroma as well. There are also loads of sweet malty aromas, brown sugar, caramel, some toasted malts. Flavour is very sweet however, caramel, toast, brown sugar mixed with sweet banana and apple esters. Tends to get a bit cloying as you drink more of it. Itís not quite where it could be, but I think in 3 or 4 years this will blow people away. There is loads of complexity stashed away in this bottle. I canít wait.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with small ligth brown head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and sweetness. Soft spicy taste with a warm spicy aftertaste. Thanks to Nicolas Cage for sharing this.