Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Nice copper hue; tightly packed head. Seems to start really sharp and strong, settles down the more you drink. Big malty flavor (mostly caramel). Rich and heavy mouthfeel. Finishes a little dry. Hint of sour pine. Rather malty-sweet and fruity.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nah, not really my cup of tea.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby coloured with a nice reamy head. A clean, hop dominated very bitter ale.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a syruppy, soft mouthfell that reminds me of a barley wine. Must have a high alcohol count. Strong hop finish.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Millenium Edition - Orangey dark amber; huge, firm malty nose; caramel, wood, robust earthiness; long and balanced malt; touch of dark chocolate.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good strong and generally well balanced dance between the hoppy punch and the warm, chewy malt.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2001
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just like the Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, I must have gotten soome bad brew that holiday season. This one was bad. So take my rating here with a grain of salt & stay tuned for an update.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Is this really a pale ale? I really thought of it as an old ale or barleywine as I drank it. Strong and malty, with definite alcohol presence. Lightly carbonated with little to no head (but good lacing). Dark fruit aromas, somewhat earthy in the nose, and a little spice too. Definite dark fruit flavors with a solid backing bitterness. Well balanced and drinkable. A special beer.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - MAY 23, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer indeed. Although the hops are bit overbearing, it’s still a good beer. I bought a 12pk because it’s all they had and it went pretty quickly. Good stuff indeed.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I absolutely loved this beer. The hops were perhaps just a tad too strong, but the malt shown through nonetheless. Great dark color, too. Yum.