notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber in color, with decent head/lace - slightly woody aroma, with caramel, light berry and a much smaller hop smell than expected - very fruity, barleywine-like flavor, with strawberry, toffee - just a hint of wood; I would not guess that this was even 50% of barrel-aged beer - smooth, toasty finish - a strong ale that drinks like a session beer - dangerous - pretty tasty, but at 20 dollars a 4-pack, itís not really worth it.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear copper, with a decent off-white head. Light citrus notes on on the nose along with wood and maybe even caramel. Medium bodied. Hard woods, pine sap, lemon, caramel, and perhaps some vanilla on the tongue. Decent bitter hop finish. Not a bad beer. Not as hoppy as I would have thought but it was still a good beer.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 [bottle, date 12/29/05] Nice aroma of hops and slight alcohol. Almost smells earthy. Looks great- a clear amber color that almost seems a bit syrupy. Flavors are nice. Quite mellow hops, but still present, especially in the finish. This definitely has a unique character to it. Oaky, slighty more emphasis on vanilla, and definitely sweeter than the 90 minute. This is a great beer, I like it a lot, but I think it lacks character of its own. Iíd like to try an unblended version.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An aroma of wellblended malt and cirus hop,did have a distinct oaky overtone. Orange amber color, creamy thin head, Sweet and malty up front, juicy citrus bitter hop in the back. Didnít get much oak or wood in the taste. Did seem to have a nice smooth texture. Donít see why I would pay more than 90 minute for this
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from a 12oz bottle. pours like syrup with a very small white head. beautiful crystal clear dark orange in color. very complex aroma dominated by sweet toasty malt with some citric hops, slight funky barnyard aroma and some vanilla. nice ballanced bittersweet flavor with some alchol burn on the finish. thick and creamy on the palate. not as hoppy as i would have liked but still a very good beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/28/2008. Clear dark amber body with ruby highlights. Big malty caramel and molassas aroma. Big caramel and molassas flavor with floral hops and a sweet bitter finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/4/8/4/16 - 4.0
02/12/2006: Dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Strong malt aroma. Flavor of strong malt that almost overpowered the beer. Overall, an underfermented beer. 7/3/7/3/14-3.4
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep cherry red with a brown tinge. Large rocky light brown-white head. Hoppy aroma of citric hops with hints of a woody hop variety. Strong malty bitter taste with a fruity, nutty sweet, almost barleywine like aftertaste. The body is thick and rich in alcohol.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
an interesting flavor emmits from the alcohol of the beer. Sweet initial taste that lingers until it is desolved by the strong alcohol aftertaste. A nice heavy beer, good for getting drunk.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ochre/amber color with fluffy, off white head. Well balanced, with some sweet-fruit notes predominating up front and the oaky undertones throughout. Not as hoppy as I expected, but that doesnít make it bad.
Lowe1983 (1413) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is of citrus, slight hops, and a hint of a wood smell. Flavor is very complex. It begins with citrus and some other fruit with a hint of oak flavor. It finishes with very little hops and a little alcohol warming. The mix of brews covers up the 90-minute IPA flavor that Iíve come to love, which is too bad. I was expecting a little more of a hoppy flavor. Itís still a decent brew but given the choice I would buy the 90-minute IPA first.