JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick creamy off-white head leaving good lacing. Reddish amber body. Full aroma of pine and cascade citrus hops, along with a balancing caramel cookie backing. Strong aroma, and seemingly well rounded. Taste is a bit more of the same. It seems well balalnced. Hops are a piney citrus thing with a touch of soap and some orange in the finish, but there is no bite or huge hopocity. Malt is there to sweeten it up, but I am not struck with a strong sweetness. Silky and resiney mouthfeel. Overall, I’m a fan. Sign me up for one more.
kane (111) - USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 8666. One tough cork to extract.Strong soapy pine resin aroma amd taste. Sweet. Not much malt balance. Decent but the pine becomes tiring.
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 Bottle from Coaltrains in CO Springs. Pours a hazy golden orange with a mid-sized, off-white head. The aroma is interesting...grapefruity, pine, floral hops, light doughy malts, and some lemon to boot. The flavor is notably bitter right up front, but some sweet maltiness is there plus some caramel-toffeeish notes. Decently balanced. Fairly full bodied mouthfeel, with some syrupy stickiness. Very bitter in the end....tasty. Definitely my favorite Flying Pooch ale so far.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden in color with a large white head. Aroma oc huge citrus, caramel malt and alcohol. Sweet caramel malt flavor,citrus hops linger until the finish.
wxman (1492) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 Pine cone hop aroma and cloudy pale amber in color. OK off-white head that diminishes, but doesn’t disappear. Nice Brussels lace coating left behind. Malty sweet bread dough taste along with citrus and a moderate hoppiness. Slight warmth from the alcohol but hidden in the taste. BTW, bottle says 11.5% ABV. Overall, pretty decent but too expensive. $10.99 for 25 1/2 ounces! If you want a better tasting beer in the same style at half the price, try Avery’s Maharaja.
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
too sweet, almost had mead like qualities, the nose was excellent and got me bracing for some hops which did not materialize in the fashion expected - one might say all bark and no bite? It was more like a barley wine. This brew is not quite sure what kennel to be in. It was interesting and the best speciman from this brewer I have had
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: poured into a frosty glass. Deep Brass color, and very little head(could have been better). Slightly Fruity scent and taste. Light Hoppy flavor with a Coffee-Type aftertaste. Recommended for those with a distinct palate.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly red copper with an excellent fluffy white head that dimishes yet clings all over the side of the glass. Aroma is fresh wtih orange and hops. I get a toffe note also. Taste is rich with grapefruit and just about perfectly balanced with toffee, vanilla, and sweet cream. Body is very full and creamy. Aftertaste is very complex combining the vanilla, cream, and toffee with the grapefruit bitterness. This was one of my Valentine’s day presents. She really knows the way to my heart.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clouded, dull orange appearance, well formed head. Strong piney citrus, grapefruit aroma with orange sweetness and a touch of vanilla. Initially smooth creamy intro gets quashed by the hops. Sweet vanilla and tan geine linger underneath a sharp, spicy grapefruit middle. Not too harsh, pretty well balanced.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. As I dring more I seem to enjoy the strong ales more than anything else...and this is a very fine, very drinkable blend of well balanced hoppy punch with delicate sweet malt aftertones.