senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
delicous. a perfect bottle conditioned ale. sweet cherry-oak malt. mild but defined aftertaste. long lasting foamy head, slightly murky amber color. a real treat.
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad. I was expecting better. I wasn't exactly concentrating while tasting this brew, but didn't stand up to my expectations. It was still a great beer.
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I finally got my hands on some. this beer did not disappoint. the beer backs all the hype; full flavored, complex, warming. I drank it at about 58 degrees which is how i prefer a hearty beer. The last little sip i forgot to finish at the end of the night even tasted good the next morning....
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very appealing alcohol/malt aroma.
Dark brownish red color, moderate light brown head. full bodied mouth feel.Dominant malt and alcohol flavours. I was somwhat disappointed with this beer. Not as flavourful as I expected it to be.
gerome (21) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and caramel. The color is dark amber and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with strong notes of caramel.
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I recently drank my last bottle and I'm looking forward to finding the 2000-2002 vintages. Full full nose and barly-winy. Very clean finish and near perfect color. I wish I had the proper glass for enjoying this one.
madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee tasting with a welcome alcoholic bite. Someone said butterscotch flavor and I would have to agree. Full body. Cool packaging. Soon will try the 2000 and 2001.
brkc (11) - USA - APR 11, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the one that got me hooked on fine ale. I donít know how it could get any better than this.
atiredblue99 (6) - huntington beach, California, USA - NOV 16, 2001 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
perfection. when i saw this at the store i neary fell over. i have 4 in my basement to store aswell. this beer isnít just marketed like a vector w8 but it taste like the gods made it.
Spiru99 (6) - USA - NOV 27, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is it possible for them to make a bad brew?