loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet bubblegum, banana or clove (I actually get these mixed up), and just a hint of alcohol in the aroma and flavor. Complex and interesting. It was a little too sweet for me.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect points all around on this one. One of its key ingredients is green raisins, and they certainly sweeten the mix. But not too sweet, mind you. Easy to get into and enjoy from start to finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light chestnut color with a light mocha head. Conglomeration of aromas, with light fruit and sugar. Also an amalgamation of flavors. Honey, fruit and candi make this an interesting quaff. Not a session ale. To be honest my rating may be skewed down as I was out and about and tried this during a session. Not really the time to have this one.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beet sugar? Raisins? who would have thought? this stuff is bomber, and is almost like candy. buy some for the kids!!
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber with large tan head.Complex, faintly yeasty malty nose.Pepper malt flavor, with slighlty dry spicy hop finish
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is amber/mahogany with ruby glints. The fine bubbles present as thin, cream-colored head. The nose is rich with sweet toasted malt and a nuance of broth (agar?). The medium-bodied palate continues the sweet maltiness, but adds a raisiny sweetness and some bready/brothy qualities toward the finish.
jgb9348 (4946) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown in colour, strong aley in smell...great strong aley flavour...a great overall beer!
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a nice glass of English bitter, with its small head and reddish-brown "clear as a bell" color. The nose however, encounters the perfumy combination of a Belgian triple. Alcohol, fruit, honey - (is it the raisins?), yeast, a subtle hoppiness, and the most important part - funkiness - like it was buried in the ground for awhile. Very sweet, rich yet delicate flavor, excellent mouthfeel. Finish may be a bit sweet, but this has to be my favorite DH brew.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear ruby brown color, fluffy head. the aroma had me going "uh oh, smells like alcohol". the first sip confirmed this fear. whoever used the southern comfort/whiskey description was deadon. unfortunately, i once had a horrendous run in with southern comfort and canít stand the smell/taste of it. honestly, with all of the longing iíve had to try this beer and all of the hoopla surrounding dogfish head, iím a wee bit disappointed. but thanks so much to ecrvich for the trade!
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice semi-acrid semi sweet aroma. Good carmelly brown color. Thin white head. Good sweet wine-like taste with a nice alcohol twinge at the back of the mouth.