johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet honey nose, nice deep amber with a firm head. This is a beer betrayed by its strength. Although it starts well, the alcohol comes through too sharply in the finish. Astringent, ethanolly characters dominate, coating the tongue.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours a clear amber colour. nose is fruity with some toffee notes and some alcoho and some yeast. good body.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle (330ml). Sampled at 2005 Toronto (Fort York) Festival of Beer. Poured a slightly hazy orange, with a spare off-white head. Aroma of sour wine, acohol, citrus-sweet malt - overall quite sweet and very strong alcohol. Taste - alcohol dominates - I caught mango+banana+citrus, very sweet malt, mossy - a bit like an average belgian dubbel with a massive alcohol override. Mouthfeel a bit harsh, finishes alcohol-harsh - upshot is that it’s not balanced at all, I’m mostly left with over-amped taste buds from the booze-burn.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Max’s (Camden Yards) in Baltimore in June 2005. Clear, golden color with large head and lacing. The aroma is yeasty, sweet, and malty. The flavor has alcohol, peach, sweetness, and is very smooth even with the alcohol and some bitterness. Great beer!
caesar (6297) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange color, short off-white color. Sweet aroma, caramel malt, flowers, some honey. Caramel malty taste, soft, bit flowery and hoppy bitter. Overwhelming alcohol, burning, like a liquor. It’s hardly a beer. I’m left with a burning tongue and throat.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Faded amber color with that short lived head. As is typical of Bush’s beers, its aroma suggests complexity and quality. I find honey, barley, fresh grass, and something pleasantly astringent. The taste is sharp with a mostly bitter taste, grain, caramel, and evident alcohol. An excellent beer for those cold winter nights.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe blonde claire avec des tons ambrés. Mousse beige-jauneâtre persistente. Arômes de caramel, de poivre, de poire, de miel et d’alcool. Saveurs d’alcool, de poire, d’épices, de malt caramélisé. Corpulente.
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seems lightish in colour for an amber. No head. Malty taste, fairly simple. Doesn’t taste much like other ambers I’ve tried.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking beer. Red amber colour with a thick head. Alcohol and spice strong in the scent that can be smelled at arms length. Very smoth when it first hits the mouth but then the hidden flavour springs the ambush. Assulted from all sides your tastebuds can only smile (note last beer of a long night:)
JonMoore (2058) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber colour with large white head. Aroma has honey, alcohol, sweet fruit and candy. The alcohol is apparent in the taste and warming thereafter. Flavour is sweet and honey to begin, finishing lightly bitter, dry and spicey. Pretty good but the alcohol is a bit too blatant.