dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There isn’t a better way to pass a cold,lonely New England night.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 A sheet of foam tops the blackened auburn...Beautiful bed of caramel on which lie some freshly toasted bread with roasted crumbs…Orangey hops enliven the sweet aroma and portend the long-lasting, spicy and wooden hop bitterness...This is round but very drinkable and balanced for a strong ale...
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2001 - 2002 edition): Clear deep amber, creamy beige head and tons of lace. Nose is sweet, caramel, a bit of the old ’Hop Floral’, also noted. Front is sweet, the top light to medium, the finish has a great hop spicy bite, dry, acidic and quite ’Quaffable’. Like Mikey, I like It!.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cherrywood color; Thin and fizzy head; Alcohol nose. A real dissappointment- I had been really looking forward to this one and actually opened it up in a fit of spontanaity(sp?). Tiny bit of citrus. Malt was just medium. Decent mouthfeel, not very assertive. I wanted this beer to blow me away but instead it just spared the hell ouotta me.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
01/02 What an enjoyable beer. floral aroma, starts malty and leads to a very nice floral bitterness. Wonderful long lasting finish.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber colour with a big foamy head. Good malty roasty aroma, but something chemically about it. I’m not a winter brew person.
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red appearance, little to no head retention, and a bitter hop aroma. Dry, hoppy initial sip and a smooth dry bitter finish. Almost like a red IPA, overall very unspectacular brew.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 Re-rate 4/21/02: 2001-2002 edition, Thin creamy head, deep orange (or light ruby) color, smells and tastes like more than 7% with sweet malts and some smoke and oranges. Starts and ends lighty sweet. A good cool weather beer. Old rating: Somewhere between a scotch ale and a barleywine. I imagine that this will age well.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice caramel, tawny appearance. Lots of flavor. Not as good as the Pride of Milford, a little more bitterness. Very good sippin’ ale.
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit malty for me. Good body, well brewed.