Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent color with a nice head. Aroma is of spice and floral hints. Good flavor that fades a little too fast. Nice fluid texture. Finishing a little weak. Good start but no staying power.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ruby-red colour with a thing beige head. Spicy fruitcake/cinnamon aroma. A sweet malty flavour with a spicy finish.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one has a decent color and aroma, but lacks in any boldness of flavor. Fairly smooth, but not quite the flavor I had hoped for.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This dark beer with ruby glints is clear with a light, white head. The nose is laden with heavily toasted grains and sweet, dark bread. The palate is richly bready with very light citrusy hops and a caramely sweet finish. This is a surprisingly light beer for its color.
GiddyBoy (115) - USA - JAN 23, 2003
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting flavor; it was very cloudy and dark. It was not very impressive as a beer, but was unique.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Smells strong and malty. Good flavor, malty with flavor of
alcohol. Good malt balance--complex. Very sweet finish, with slight
hop presence. Dark appearance, with little head.
Since tasting this I bought some in bottles. Not as good, but that is
probably due to reduction in alcohol via F*!@ing stupid NC beer laws.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red/copper ale with bready aroma. Nice malty body. My favorite Flying Dog brew.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
icky. nice deep red pour with a quick-fading white head, but thereís something not quite right in the flavor. thin. no hops, really, with a sweetness that i didnít enjoy.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brownish-red color, small foamy off white head that doesnít last. Has a malty bready yeasty aroma, sweet malty candy caremel flavors, some hop bitterness in the finish, medium body kind of a syrupy mouthfeel, something is off balanced in this ale.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty interesting brew. Strong body. Very malty, with hints of hazelnut, cashew, woodiness, and alcohol. No hops to speak of. Finishes with a deep malty sweetness and a slight alcoholic warmth. I liked this beer, although it lacked as much complexity as i liked. Simple is nice sometimes. The Ralph Steadman artwork is always a plus.