McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 Reminded me of some of the Belgian Strong Ales I've tried, but unfortunately, my palate did not detect the raisins or beet sugar. It was decent and I realize it's classified as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable, but I'd rather have a Belgian strong any day.
Re-rate: Lowered the taste a point because the last few bottles I've had have left a terrible rubbing alcohol aftertaste.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A unique brew. Reddish brown, tan head. Complex aroma: sweet malt, yeast, brandylike, earthy. Sweet flavor, not overwhelming, once again very complex. Slight tingle on the lips, fairly thin, but strong feel. Might not be a beer to drink over and over but should be tried at the very least.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2003 Welcome back my fellow persons and people I don’t care to recognize. For its been far to long and few to many. A great brew none the less, with an outstanding sense of purpose, I only wish to encounter more of its kind... Wow I really have to stop drinking when I write these little articles, and I apologize greatly for whoever read that, which I have already deleted. So with that being said. Its been awhile but I’m back in the saddle and starting out with an amazing beer to boot. Great color, like a fine wine, I think so, great smell that tingles the tips of your nose hairs and causes them to dance a small jig, and above all exceptional taste. Yum Yum Yum, go out and get you some.
haddon90 (1588) - 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 (554) - 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 (334) - 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 (1115) - 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.