Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is malty enough, but came off kind of chemically. Balanced bitterness. Finish was funky and off. I was expecting more, oh well.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown rich looking body but the flavour was a little thin. Nice aroma of spruce. Soome flavour, cocoa, in the malts and a smooth finish.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at the brewery
Dark amber colour. Slightly chocolatey, minty, sprucy aroma - none used, though. A little bit thin. Accent is towards toffeeish, slightly chocolatey malt notes.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with ruby tint. Fruity and malty aroma, maybe a bit of spruce. Caramel and crystal malts play a prominent role in this one. Light butterscotch flavour, fruity. Low hop aroma, but a decent amount of bitterness rounding it off Similar to their scotch ale.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brownish tinted amber, heavy on the brown, slightly hazy, monsterous tannish hued foamy head, with excellent lacing.   Hop bitterness, roasted malts, and carob on the nose.   Smells interesting enough.   Taste is malty, biscuity, fairly sweet, with a soft hop background.   Enjoyable body, with a medium mouthfeel.   Lingering hop bitterness on the finish.   Not bad!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ever tasted a beer and found it a bit...off and then went to look to see what others have said about it? I couldn’t agree more with what TAR stated below, so I’m going to leave it at that. Something is seriously wrong here and after a few swallows of this bomber, it’s likely going to be a drain-pour.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, nearly opaque brick red. Sticky off-tan foam of large and small bubbles. Unexciting, airy aroma with a mixture of plummy malt, caramel, and subtle, but zesty, medicinal phenols. Mild scents of bubblegum. Loosely fuzzy and stingily spritzy. Harshly alcoholic and fairly tangy with leathery astringency gripping the back of the throat. Progressively less clean with brash phenolic spice that has just begun to develop, which adds more sharpness to the alcohol, and, along with the carbonic spritz, washes away any subtleties that lurk beneath. Overripe plum flavors spoil the finish and compound the astringency as phenolic-laden alcohol and lead shavings run rampant. Even in small amounts, this is tough to stomach. Fragile/infected or just old? I’m guessing the former.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown a little on the red side, medium sized creamy head that diminishes rather quickly but never goes completely down. Mildly sweet lightly toasty hops take over and dry it out in the end.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well balanced body of chocolate, fig, toffee along with some soft caramel notes and a mildly hoppy finish
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color a translucent sanguineous color with the head Herculean in size and creamy in consistency, the color a toothsome light tan with the lace a mile thick atmosphere to save the glass from oxygen deprivation. Nose has a splendid hop floral aroma, under pinned by sweet malt, crisp, clean and fresh, over used I know, well at least as far as I’m concerned. Start is ambrosial, nicely malted and the top fair to middling in its feel, finish benignly acidic, hops out front in their spiciness, dry and lingering aftertaste, a fine example of a hopped up “Winter Warmer”.