Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very cloudy, orange-amber color, short head that quickly dissipates, fairly large chunks of sediment, some definite fruit aromas, light hints of alcohol, maybe some vanilla, toasted malt, whiffs of leafy hops; flavor has a rich sweetness-but not overpowering, fruity, toasted malt, dry-bitter-alcohol finish, alcohol is blended fairly well, some hop flavor, molasses and vanilla, smooth and easy to sip
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong roasted malt with some light caramel and brown sugar giving just a touch of sweetness. Alcohol made itself known as well.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch #4 oct/2002. I was hoping for a "fullers vintage" type beer, but. Aroma is dusty and salty. Hazy orange with a tremendous anout of suspended particle. It almost looks like Jello with "bits" in it. Flavor is quite fruity but has a watery finish. It lacks depth of flavor.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange with a reddish tint. Good head that settled to a thin layer. Some lacing down the glass. Large bits of sediment floating in the glass. I should have read the bottle closer. I didn't realize it was bottle conditioned. Nice orange/citrus flavor with a hint of nuttiness. Decent mouth-feel but could have done without with the floaties.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 4-OCT/2002: Great deep tangerine, amber hue. Fruity nose. Small quickly dissipating head. A pleasant dustiness, sweet ripe orange, very effervescent, estery, passion fruit, light to medium bodied, nice mouthfeel, sweet, white pepper, finishing with faint earthen hops. A reasonably quaffable brew, with well hidden alcohol.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Batch 4 Oct/2002 – There’s big chunks floating in this! Orange dominates the taste. Also, bready (like a barleywine) but very mellow. Very little alcohol presence. This is like a half and half using a mellow barleywine and an English Ale. This is awesome.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from October 2002, Deep hazy gold in color with a small white head.Aroma is of fruit and malt.Thin malt flavor with a stale hop charcater,bitter,bready/tangy malt character,alcohol notes coming together in a off balance way.
jimhilt (2430) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Pours with a off-white two-fingered head that stays and leaves a good lace. Cloudy amber color and loaded with chunky bits. Pour this slowly. Batch No. 4-Oct/2002. It has aged well. Starts sweet and finishes sweet with just a hint of hops. $16.99 for a 6-pack of 375ml bottles. Also available at Liquorama Upland, Ca. $2.99 for a 375ml bottle does not say Extra Strong on label.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Rerate 15 minutes later: Much better with all the yeast in the glass. A fruity taste develops and some bready notes are present. Batch number 4-OCT/2002 drank 15-FEB/2004: Hazy orange with a good sized white head. The bottle has a bunch of chunks left in it, so the next pour will turn this at least to 'cloudy'. Slight fruity aroma, boring taste and not much of an ending. While there isn't anything wrong with this beer, there certainly isn't anything right about it either.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Cooper's lads are fucking geniuses. A mule0kicker that almost drinks itself.