DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 27-Jun-05 in trade with jah noth, thanks Dan!) Expecting the usual gusher from Cooperstown, I’m pleasantly surprised that there was only a slight rush of carbonation when I popped the cap. And pouring the beer was easy -- no foamy mess. The aroma is fruity, woody, a bit earthy. Good follow-through in the flavor, as I’m getting plenty of sweet, dark fruits, caramely malts, a bit of molasses, some earthiness, finishing with a hint of smoke on the back end. Bitterness is very mild. Medium-bodied, low to medium carbonation, fairly easy to drink. Orange-amber body is fairly hazy, but the filmy, off-white layer dissipates fairly rapidly. Not a great beer, but quite drinkable and one of the better ones I’ve had from this brewery.
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity aroma,malty,very citrus very tasty beer would buy again A very cool baseball themed rake. I like the style on this bottle
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of jjpm74. Hazy amber golden with a lively off-white and lacing head. Some fruit in the nose. Medium body with sweetish roasted malt, fruit - also overripe fruit - and a little burned caramel. Lightly bitter finish. 131108
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany with thin head. Malty nose, toasty with caramel. Caramel malt sweet with dry hop bitterness. Not so full on the palate and finishes clean. Real nice go. A stand up double. On tap at Dive 96, NYC
Ron (2888) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber color with big frothy off white head. Malt and dried fruit aroma. First taste was a bit bitter with a bit of malt and figs. The 7.7% is nicely masked. The body is full and rich. The finish is smooth and clean.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of bread with a bit of caramel and hints of dark fruits. Flavor begins full of bread as well with a bit of a sweetness (biscuit) and a balancing dark fruit note in the finish. Nice and smooth on the tongue.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy mahogany color with a small white head. Aroma of bread and caramel. Maybe some sweet fruit in there too. Sweet flavor of caramel, toffee, some fruit jam, and toasted bread. Medium bodied beer that is pretty good but overall just too sweet for me.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich ruby gold, next to no head. Malty nose - some chocolate, dark fruits. Nicely h opped. Rich malt up front and then a huge bitter acaramel w. dark fruits - kind of strange.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Had a grass like aroma with some malty as well. The pour was nice with a lot of carbonation and a good looking sized head, although it was kind of a strange yellowish off-white color. T he flavor was veru strong, meaning it had a bite to. Almost like bitter beer face type of a bite. The malts were good and there are definitly some fruit overtones, but that bite was difficult for me to get past.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Sam the Beer Man in Binghamton, NY. Pours clear amber, white head. Aroma is caramel, grass, malt, vanilla. Flavor is the same with some bitterness from the hops.