Beaver (1391) - 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 (2649) - 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 (539) - 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.
Dorwart (2410) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head of fine bubbles. Creamy on top and light tan in color. Roasty aroma of fresh, crusty bread, a hint of coffee and a slight hops nose that becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Color is a nice deep reddish orange. Wow. This stuff is incredibly easy to drink. Goes down smooth and makes you beg for more. Flavor is roasty with a good helping of malt, a touch of fruit and a bit of alcohol. Finish is creamy and smooth with a slight hops bitterness and a nice alcohol warming. A very well balanced brew that is way to easy to drink for the 6+ % alcohol.
Jayb0 (1073) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Foamy, oatmeal colored head leaves thick lacing. Red brown, clear. Nose of apricot, candy sugar, maybe cinnamon. Coats the mouth with light flavors of malt, fruit, milk chocolate, and spice. Finishes with a dry, somewhat woody, hop bite. Very drinkable yet sturdy.