Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown color, great taste with a excellent finish. I think it is a great beer.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This heavy (7.2% alcohol by volume) ale pours with a very dark brown color and a thin, beige head. This ale is low in carbonates and does contain some sedimentary brewing byproducts. The nose is sweet, but not as sweet Hair of the Dogís Adam beer or the Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock. Flavor is complex, with hints of coffee, licorice and even eucalyptus. This beer is most flavorful at a temperature within a few degrees below room temperature.
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth taste. Veyr slight hint of carmel
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roastiness in the aroma. Nice balnace with the hops with a slight caramel taste. A very smooth beer.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My tastes really seem to be moving more to the dark beers. This one was excellent. Pleasant aroma, went down smooth, and definitly didnít taste like a 7.2% beer. From what I have seen of the Dogfish Head folks, they make good stuff.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy aroma. Virtually no head. Very smooth medium body that is very nice on the palate. Mildly hoppy at the start with a mildy bitter and hint of sweetness on the finish. I donít like hoppy beers so I was suprised at how smooth this was despite the semi strong hop aroma. No hint whatsoever of the 7.2%. How do these guys manage to hide the alcohol content so well in all their beers??? Nicely balanced beer, but it lacks a distinctive flavor or rating would be higher.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bi brown ale. dark brown with red highlights.
very smooth, has a sweet caramel and chocolate taste. more alcohol than most browns . well hopped and gives off a soft floral aroma and bittering aftertaste. however the suary nature of the brew detracts from its overall quality.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first hoppy/spicy aromas - I thought this would be too bitter for me. Dark porter-like color, caramel head, almost like a dark Christmas ale, but w/o the spices. Well balanced , hops do not dominate as much as Iíd first thought. Hints of molasses, licorice...sweet finish. Everything has already been said about this beer in prior reviews... a good flavorful brew hard to compare.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, big maltiness, somewhat sweet and very round. Defies any attempt of classification. Very interesting brewery.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20