SwillNoMore (105) - USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Bottle, from mug. Best by 02/05/07; sampled Dec ’06. Small disappearing white head, decent lacing. Clear, red-copper color. Nose is very hoppy and resinous, with notes of grapefruit, and nutty malt underneath. Body is medium-thick and full-ish, with some hop oiliness. Flavor shows a sweet malty foundation, but the hops are dominant. Finishes with a bitter palate and sweet tongue. The hoppiness of this beer was a pleasant surprise; I expected yet another spicy, malty winter ale. Pretty good stuff, really.
LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear medium amber color with ivory bubbles around the edges of the glass. Rich malts, floral hops, fruit, brown sugar, wood and spice. Medium bodied with an oily texture and well carbonated. Ending is of floral hops bitterness.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cpper body with thin off-white head. Smells peppery hoppy and somewhat caramel malty. Tastes fruity, bitter, and malty. Medium-bodied. Very tasty, well-ballanced beer. A new favorite winter beer!
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is quite an enjoyable beer....A+ lacing oh ya...sweet in the smell..bitters are nice too...nice warming yet very well masked brew...i bet tap is terrific! quite hopped too...
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer came to me in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy mahogany color with numerous floaters and a medium sized tan head. The aroma is sweet malt and faint floral hops. The flavor is roasty dark malts with a moderate floral hop presence and a light underlying sweetness.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Obtained at the brewery. Almond-coloured head with a reddish-brown body. Nose of bland roasted hops and vanilla cream finish. Flavour is equally unexciting. Not to my liking...
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Degarth for another interesting beer. Cherry-brown body with a light volumed tan head. Dry fruits, roasted malts and oats are present in the aroma, some soap quality as well. Soaps are evident in the body, some light fruits. Nice hop bitterness in the ending.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber color with a yhin off-white head. Aroma of dark malt and fruit. Sweet malt, caramel, and fruit flavors. Thanks to Degarth for sending this to Richmond.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Degarth via trade. Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is pleasantly vinous, dry-fruity, malty and toated-grain dry. Toasted grain takes center stage in the flavor, dashing hopes that this would be as fruity/malty as the aroma hinted. Moderate hop bitterness and some hop spice. Medium-thick, dryish palate. Not as exciting as I had hoped.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I quite obviously have grabbed a bad bottle, because everyone else really enjoyed this brew. I’m getting a very peculiar off-putting flavor that just pervades this beer...almost a moldy or mildewy taste (think: frathouse shower curtain). I’ll try it again with a fresh bottle and get back to you.