ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a thick, bone white head. Brown sugar and toasted malts in the nose, a slight bit of smoke in the aroma as well. Flavor is on the sweet side, with a slight roastiness in the finish. Mildly bitter finish. Lush carbonation, medium bodied.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via rudolf. Poured a dark ruby with a finger sized head, clear. Floral hop aroma with sweet caramel malt, and notes of strawberries as well. Very sweet malty base with a moderately bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with low carbonation, nice overall mouthfeel, slight mouth-coating stickiness. Pretty decent beer, very drinkable and well balanced.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Murky brown pour with a thin head. Slightly sweet and sour aroma of malt, chocolate and some caramel coffee. The taste is a mix of coffee, toffee, malt, hops and some yeast. Not too bad, but a little bitter.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured deep clear copper with an average beige head. Aroma of chocolate, sour grain, light roast malt. Sort of nasty. Taste is not quite as unpleasant, but it’s still a bit vegetal and harsh - chocolate, grain, malt, not sweet, not really bitter either. Mouthfeel harsh, average body. Obviously better on tap.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Eegad…this like cough syrup. Fairly sweet malty nose with that sour twinge. Thick and syrup red amber with little head despite the aggressive pour. Some chocolate and cherries mix with the watery texture to make this fairly drinkable. An unfortunate attempt by a local to me.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(GABF05) Crystal clear light borwn body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some chocolate. Light-medium body. Nice for what it is.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Santa, another east coast brew to enjoy! Sadly I did not care for the look of this one. Ugly murky brown with no head. Also unfortunate were some rotting vegetable aromas that were faint but noticeable. The aroma also contained some non-descript light malt and crisp greenish hops. The flavor was better. Easy to drink, light to medium pine and citrus hops with lightly malted notes. Finish was hoppy with a light and watery body. Overall this tasted like a drinkable beer. I think this bottle was just a bit messed up. I gave the overall a bump for potential.
Boyz2pepsi (7) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005 does not count
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. I have to wonder if I got a bad batch, because after hearing about how wonderful aviator red was since I started drinking these sorts of beers, mine was bitter and tasted like clover and lemon.
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 Had at the Rohrbach’s summer beer fest. Dark amber brew with no head. Swee malty palate with slight hops finish. Very drinkable.
12/29/06 rerate - just picked up a 6, very nice. Big doughy aroma along with toasted odors. Nice malt and hops blend! Also liked the nuttiness. Bumped up a tad.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ommegang, 2005. Clear copper, thin off-white head. Fruity carmel malt aroma. Malty carmel flavors. Low hops. Very basic and undistinguished.