StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent orange in color with a skittish head. Aroma has a small hoppy sense too it but it’s mostly overshadowed by oak and honey. Flavor is so much smoother than 90 minute, so much that this doesn’t hold up to Imperial IPA standards - better suited for American Strong Ale. Cedar, oak, honey, maple and vanilla fudge round it out ever so smoothly. Thanks to CaptainCougar for sharing this rarity!
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 brought by CaptainCougar, thanks! Super cloudy, golden hay color. Aroma had celery, faded hops, some malt and a touch of spice. Nice and malty with a leathery-celery flavor. More malts come through than in their 90 minute. Creamy with soft carbination, pretty enjoyable.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional ale here. Clear Copper with a thick lasting head. Low carbonation, cask like mouthfeel. Hoppy aroma much like the 90 with a slight hint of oak and vanilla. Smooth rich hop flavors, stinging bitterness finish. Piney citrusy real smooth dangerously drinkable. Nice oak notes.
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A murky orange appearance with a yellow tint. A strong perfume aroma with some lemons and oranges. The flavor is well balanced with just a hint of whiskey. The flavor contains orange peel, pears, pine, and vanilla. Its a bit on the sweet side but hides the alcohol well. Overall I thought it was good.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pink/orange in color with thick white head that diminishes quickly. citrus and hops, maybe some peaches (or have i been in georgia too long...) grass on the aroma. sap, honey, alcohol brun, and burnt pine in the foreground. butty flavors hidden in the aftertaste under the blanket of alcohol.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CLoudy amber with a hint of pink. Big time pink grapefruit juice in the aroma followed with a vodka like alcohol vibe. Buttery feel, citrus punch dominated by warm oranges. Oak and big time alcohol come through in time. weird mixed vegetable thing going on as well.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Gold-copper-amber hue with an off-white, creamy head. Fresh cut oak, pine, spruce, caramel, cookie, and cinnamon aromas rush from my glass. H. sweet, m. acidic, m. bitter flavor becomes a m. sweet, m. acidic, h. bitter finish. Medium-full body, slick/smooth texture, moderate carbonation, moderate alcohol. The bottom line is: some nice components, but it somehow feels rather disjointed.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Rerate: 2009 vintage on tap. 3 years old. I must say, it is extremely mellow and super easy drinking. The 4 oz glass was enough. Hops were still showcased, but the oak and vanilla were allowed to shine with the aging. Creamy body. A true pleasure to drink.
Thanks to CaptainCougar! The aroma is more malty than hoppy. Woody and earthy aroma. The appearance is a murky brown color with a big white head that has excellent lacing. This reminds me more of a cask aged barleywine than a IIPA. The flavor is pretty smooth and so is the palate. The flavor has some caskiness to it. Oak and malts. Not very much hops. The alcohol is well masked in the flavor. The palate is very smooth. A pretty decent ber. Thanks DFH! 7, 4, 7, 4, 15 = 3.7
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy orange beer with a dense orange head. The aroma is sweet fruity on an alcoholic backdrop. The flavor is fruity with mango and passionfruit being most dominant, leading to an end, that mixes in some wood notes.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750: Hmm,I don’t find this as repulsive as some did,I was worried. Looks like 90 minute,except head is just a 1/2 inch ring,with just patches over the beer. Not as hazy either,very clear. Aroma is mainly wood,hops,and some mushy,malts. All I get as far as hops in aroma is earthy,citric,hops. Slick texture,just lightly,syrupy(thick),with moderate,carbonation. Lots of oak,bready malts,vanilla,and hops in the mouth. Finish is hoppy(pine,earthy),with wood,and more bready malts. I couldn’t taste any alcohol in this ale,and found it to be somewhat pleasent,but that’s it. I would recommend trying this,but,don’t buy too many.