larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark barely translucent body. Deep, firm straw and malt aroma with notes of licorice. Sweet straw licorice and malt taste with a dry edge to it. Soft, smooth mouthfeel, and yet the dryness is kind of sharp. No real aftertaste. Good (0.355l bottle at Oliver Twist.)
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a reddish brown color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
anders37 (19333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a clear ruby red color with a small off-white head. Malty and bready aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty caramel and bready flavor. Long malty finish with some hoppy hints.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: Deep caramel and sweet maltiness, dark fruits and chocolate. Appearance: Deep red in color and clear. Khaki head was medium and frothy with fair retention. Not much lacing. Flavor: Lots of caramel and sweet maltiness. Raisins and plums, chocolate and cola. Light bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Kind of like a scottish ale meets an Amber. I liked the caramel flavors here, but the beer overall could have used some more ’oomph’.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours ruby with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and slight fruitiness. The flavor is citrus, fruit, caramel, and finishes bitter and dry. Thin body, decent brew.
TheCEO (100) - USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Different and good...good enough to be seen in my hand in private...that should tell you all you need to know...
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is malty and it is red - retro, I’m not sure but whatever. This was definitely drinkable but nothing to write home about. I’d say average (but with a pretty cool label).
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel and burnt toffee with grassy hops and a hint of citrus. Taste features sweetish scorched malts, citrusy orange and grassy hops. A note of soy sauce jumps into the finish. Interesting, and somewhat engaging, but jumbled.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. The only thing retro about it is that is reminded me of Killian’s which I drank some years back. If you like that you will like this. This was to me a very one-dimensional brew.
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep ruby, rich head. Crystal malt aroma with some cherries and shampoo. Sweet with medium bodied and clean malt profile. Some spicy oraengey hops, notes of rye bread. Finishes with medium bitterness. A competent solid straight forward amber ale.