MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty, wood nose on a deep amber beer, with a good sized head. Flavor is kind of earthy, a slightly gritty taste, followed by grassy hop feel, but not too strong of a bite to it.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, a little hoppy, fruity and malty. It was exactly what I wanted it to be.
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 1845 poured a copper-red with a thick, creamy, light-tan head that retained well with decent lacing. It has a yeasty, biscuit aroma with some fruitiness and some sherry-like alcohol notes. It's taste was initially toasted malt and caramel with some fruitiness, and then a late crisp, slighty bitter finish. It was pretty full-bodied and went down really smooth. Overall, the 1845 is a good beer, but I was expecting more.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice red color with a creamy tan head. The aroma is slightly malty and nutty, but fairly tame overall. A nice smooth beer with a good, mildly lingering hop bite on the end. The quality of the malts give it a nice toffee, roasted flavor. The balance of the initial malt hit with the ending hop flavor is really nice. Quality and a superb example of the style, but perhaps slightly overrated.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange appearance. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, and cherries. The aroma indicates the same. A slight alcohol and spice taste. I was glad to share this with biermonk and Cheri for her #100 rating. A very nice beer indeed, yes indeed.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish appearance. Caramel, dark fruit with some spice and a bitter aftertaste, but not overbearing. Nice brew -- makes my 100th rating, got my speakers on, and I can't wait for the cheesy music...heck yes, I'm excited about reaching beer goddess status. I'll have my tiara now, please. I'll say a prayer for world peace (know what I'm sayin'?) Anyways <all choked up> thanks shag and biermonk for being with me to celebrate!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was so good. Really good. Deep orange in color. A nice aroma of malt and it was sort of fruity. Slightly cloudy. A well made beer. Very delicious.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy deep orange red. Aroma of malt and a licorice kind of fruity aroma. Flavor profile does a sort of "hops first" attack on the tongue, and then follows with a sweet, lingering maltiness that lasts nicely. This stuff is well made and delicious.
flemdawg (534) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red color with a head of small whiteish bubbles that dissapeared to leave a small sheen of bubbles floating atop my beer. Dried fruit aroma mainly, thats all I could get from it. Spicy flavor at the beginning that turns to bitter, then to hops. Leaves a crisp finish and a slight bitter taste in my mouth. I like it. As a side note, when I opened the bottle it started to foam like crazy. I dont know if shook it while examining the bottle or what, but it was bizzare.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Thick rich head and a deep reddish brown color. The hops and malt are well balanced. Simply a great beer.