BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber hue with a small creamy head and good lace. The aroma has currents, pear, toasted buttery malts, fruity and floral hops, caradmom, anise, and earthy yeast esters. Starts sweet and fruity with a change to some bitterness and spice on the finish. The mouthfeel is lively and fizzy, yet smooth. I very nice brew and fully quaffable.
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shiny copper. Dense and creamy off-white foam. Round, slick, flowery hop aromas coupled with anise, spruce, citrus, and toffee whispers. Firm, slick body. Creamy carbonation. Fresh flowery hops gain support from spicy anise and chewy passion fruit. Soft, syrupy undertones flirt with a light leathery malt twang. Hops go from being citrusy to herbal at the core of the brew. Somewhat peppery finish as the hop pungency persists alongside a layer of muted malt sweetness. Passion fruit flavors remain with a relentless spicy hop leaf and tangerine rind note. Gotta love the unique hop bill. Interesting but delicious winter seasonal.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it. Pours amber with a creamy beige head. Has a malty aroma with subdued hops. Flavor is mostly malt with light hops. Nice lacing. A good beer. Thanks Eric.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red/Amber Coloring. White Head. Definitly a bit different for winter ales. Spice. Bitter? Not too bad.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma of light cinnamon fused with malt. More hops mixed with decidedly caramel popcorn notes in body. Nutty, tingly finish. Whenever i drink this from now on, I will think of my father (a proud non-beergeek) who proclaims this beer as delicious.
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-pours a very nice garrnet hue with smooth off white head. Aroma of roasty malts, piney hops, wood-similar to Full sail amber. palate is medium and represents the aroma very well. A well built beer from an average brewer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one has a really nice aggresively hopped aroma, Chinook or Cascade. either way very well balanced. A very pretty garnet amber appearance with a head that fades into a clingy foamy ring. This one plays tricks on your tongue upon first taste, nice sweet hops with a nice malt backing, lingering into a nice bitter aftertaste. Slightly sugary at times, but ultimately loses character after awhile and becomes one sided, but overall a really nice beer.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of off-white colored mostly lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a poor lacing. The body was a uncarbonated transparent brown color. The aroma, which could be smelled from a distance, was mildly hopped a spiced. The mouth feel was initially spicy and mildly harsh with a lingering spice/metal/acidic combination finish. The flavor is a combination of spices hops caramel malt and a barnyard like doughy note.
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This beer formed a small sized ivory head that was slightly frothy with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was transparent and uncarbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was hoppy and sweet with a sweet and hoppy taste. The mouthfeel was somewhat smooth and the lacing was fair.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/red color,small white head that faded quickly but left a tiny lace behind.The aroma was Malt and citrus with a slightly sweet side.The taste was malty and sweet at first with a decent mild citrus,then a change to a mild bitter hops and malt with a decent hop after taste.Very nice brew in fact i didn't expect mush better then less then mediocre but it turned out much better.Well worth trying if you can find it.