hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 An extremely foamy head on this brew.Good amber color.Fruity aroma and very smooth.Great lacing!Has an aftertaste to it after it gets a little warm, but this one I like.I definitely would drink this brew again and again and again!
Re-Rate:Bottle. Poured a medium sized vanilla fizzy head that had poor retention, fast rising carbonation, spotty amounts of lacing, and an orange hue with a golden tint. The aroma was fruity, hoppy, sweet, malty, caramel, alcohol, and rich. The flavor was hoppy, caramel, malty, fruity, and the ABV came through although not overpowering. The mouthfeel was mostly smooth with a tinglyness and the body was light-medium. A well balanced beer with a warming sensation as it warmed up, worthy of a try, and a beer I will drink again if it comes my way.
thedm (4997) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Highly invigorated light brown head of fine bubbles that left behind a nice lacing on the pour. It has a transparent dark amber brown body. Malty aroma mixed with hops. It has a fizzy taste of hops and nutmeg flavor. Very rambunctious! Went down smoothly
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber body with smaller and bubbly tan head. Good lacing. Aroma consists of fruit (cherry, apricots) and roasted malts. Flavour is a beautiful mix of fruit, roasty toasy malts and spices. A great mix of taste without having either the typical citrus, chocolate or coffee. Finish is dry and fruity with a hoppy bite. A superbly crafted ale.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2003 Mr Kelly wouldn't give me a pay rise so I had to scum a shot glass from my beer buddy. Nectarine and Brandy dominates with a finish that leaves you in a sticky mess on the floor with half an attempt to cross your legs. Hops could be a little harsher...
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finished oak color with a medium creamy white lasting head. Aroma of bread, molasses, roasted malt with some fruit( pears?) and alcohol. Malt taste with some hop bite toward the back of the tongue. Smooth, pleasant mouthfeel, somewhat chewy, alcohol is noticable in taste and feel.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet in color with a nice foamy head. Complex taste of caramel malt, spices, and some fruitiness toward the finish, very nice
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, foamy head, rich pomegranate in color. Fruity, some spiciness, with a strong hops flavor in the aftertaste. Good, but I wasn't blown away, and because of the price I doubt I'll buy it again.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice deep dark amber beer with a nice fine head. Good fruit and heady malt aroma. Nice hops with some happy tang on the finish. Very good mouthfeel.
imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Conditioned, 2 years. Rich dark amber with thin head. Fruit, malt and port on the nose follows with a rich fruity body and quick drying hops. Great condition, lovely and smooth.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of very tiny bubbles, ddark amber body. Complex malt underlies the ripe fruits and spices. Nice toasted dry barley flavor, lots of ripe fruits. Great balance, smooth mouthfeel.