haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich copper color that poured very clear and had a decent sized head. Not much aroma, and well balanced with the falvor, malt, and hops. Like alanC said, quite complex!
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, that was the first words that came from my mouth after the first sip. Interesting to say the least. Red color, and slightly brown. A bit of a sweet-spice-fruit aroma. Complex flavor that consited of raisons, other fruits, a bit of spice, and some sugary sweetness. This will only be consumed once in a while to keep it tasting good.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep reddish brown with a nice light brown head. Sweet aroma of plums, roasted malt, and some spice. Taste is fruity with hints of plums,raisins, some spice, and caramel malt sweetness. comples, a sipping beer to be enjoyed.
1more4dessert (332) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
olfactory cues like a fine canadian whiskey, garnet red not much head good lace. tastes - prune juice, figs, smoke, dates, damn this is good sipping beer. This is the best and most adventurous brewery in the US.
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice deep red color. Wow, what an aroma. This is a good beer. Flavor is mellow, fruity
and just down right tasty. Belgian yeast is extremely subtle, yet balancing. Very well excuted beer. Long live Dogfish.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
For sheer flavor complexity, this beer has to rank high. As others have noted, it is not an everyday libation, but it is truly a memorable one.
HighlanderOne (1047) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What do I taste? What Don't I taste here - raisins, molasses, clove, banana, smoke - I'll probably taste more next time. Has an alcohol kick in the aftertaste as well. They managed to mix all the flavors together for a very palatable taste. Not a beer that you'd wanna have more than one at a time, but an extremely well made beer.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers of all time. Caramel color, a nice complex malt sweetness up front due to the beet sugar. The Hops perfectly balance this sweetness.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick and sweet is the overall impression of this one. Raisins and extra spices are used in moderation so it is balanced. Balanced toward malt and sweetness, that is. No head. Low carbonation. Well made but not my chalice of beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby auburn color with almost no head. Alcohol, raisins, fig, dates, light hops and caramel malt aromas. Sounds like rice crisys, carbonation bubbling from the bottom shoots up the bubbles in interesting streams that drawn lines across the top. Detectable alcohol in the flavor and notes of some spiciness and fruit complexities. Slight hop bite, nicely bitter and refreshing, truly a campfire beer.